Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Molecular Epidemiology

Seattle, Washington State
February 12 2016

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The incumbent will work with a multidisciplinary team of investigators within a prostate cancer research program. A major focus of the current research is on inherited genetic susceptibility and molecular biomarkers involved in the development and progression of prostate cancer. This role is not a bench research-based position.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assume responsibility for analyses of epidemiological, genetic, epigenetic and gene expression data from population-based case-control studies, a population-based cohort of prostate cancer patients, and a study of high-risk hereditary prostate cancer families
  • Assist in the analyses of genetic/genomic/epigenomic variation in relation to prostate cancer risk and patient outcomes, including analyses of genome-wide association and linkage data, next-generation sequencing data, and genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression data
  • Help with development of new grants and initiation of new research projects
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Generate and summarize research findings for scientific presentations
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication

Successful applicants will have the following:

  • PhD in Epidemiology or related discipline
  • Knowledge of SAS/STATA and R/Bioconductor
  • Interest in prostate cancer genetics/genomics/epigenomics/molecular biology
  • Experience in cancer epidemiology and molecular epidemiology
  • At least one first-author, peer-reviewed publication
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Please apply with a letter summarizing previous work experience and research interests, a CV, and contact information for 3 professional references. 

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