Postdoctoral Fellow

Rutgers University
March 18, 2023
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Category Staff & Executive - Research Support (Laboratory/Non- Laboratory) Department Cancer Institute of New Jersey Overview

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Appointee position is to support the conduct of multilevel neighborhood, environmental, lifestyle and biomarker- based epidemiologic research in the Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Section of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey under the direction of division faculty. Our faculty, led by Dr. Elisa Bandera, lead extramurally funded research programs in breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer funded by NIH and non-federal grants. We conduct studies in geographically, socioeconomically, and racially diverse populations in New Jersey and other states to identify modifiable risk factors and systems that drive cancer burden and disparities. Data sources range from population-based cohort studies and registry cohorts. We work with diverse populations and data sources through collaborations with the New Jersey State Cancer Registry and ongoing community-based cohorts of cancer survivors including the Women's Circle of Health Follow-up Study, one of the largest population-based studies of Black female breast cancer survivors. Our multidisciplinary group has expertise in cancer disparities, nutritional and obesity epidemiology, environmental health, and geospatial analysis, providing opportunities for training in technical and substantive epidemiologic methods.

The Postdoctoral Appointee will support data management and analysis for ongoing faculty-led research on genetic, behavioral, and environmental risk factors for cancer, and the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications while developing their own independent research program. This position has considerable opportunities for mentored professional development including analytic skills for epidemiologic data, writing lead-author papers, and conducting grant-funded research. Postdoctoral appointees will gain valuable grant-writing experience and have numerous opportunities to apply for state and local funding, which can lead to pilot data that will support competitive applications for federal funding.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Assists the Principal Investigator(s) (PI) on ongoing research.
  • Actively participates and leads data analysis and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  • Assists the PI with the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Assists with IRB submissions of ongoing research projects.
  • Gives oral presentations of the research.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement FLSA Exempt Grade 99S Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary Annual Mid Range Salary Annual Maximum Salary Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Non-Union Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility None


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Doctoral degree in public health/epidemiology or MD with demonstrated advanced training in epidemiology or biostatistics (a minimum of MPH with epidemiology or biostatistics major required for MD candidates).
  • Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated excellent writing and statistical and SAS, R, or STATA programming skills.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience in designing epidemiologic studies as demonstrated through peer reviewed publications and presentations at national/international conferences.
  • Coursework in advanced epidemiologic methods (causal inference models) and biostatistics (survival analysis, multivariable regression).
  • History of funding for pilot studies, travel awards, or distinction in conference presentations.
  • Prior research experience in cancer epidemiology or health outcomes research and clinical background.
  • Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS; Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment. Moderate noise.

    Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST0053

    Posting Open Date Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a Doctoral degree in public health/epidemiology or MD with demonstrated advanced training in epidemiology or biostatistics?
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  • Applicant Documents

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  • Resume/CV
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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