Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Genomics and Health Disparities

Duarte, California
January 30 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in the Department of Population Sciences (DPS) at the City of Hope National Medical Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with interest in cancer genomics, cancer care delivery, eHealth, public health, patient literacy and education, and improving accessibility of care through health-related technology. The Postdoctoral Fellow will join a research team that investigates the role of cancer genomics and health disparities outcomes, as well as health-related technology in improving accessibility of information for patients, family members, and providers.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Stacy Gray on NIH-funded projects with a focus on improving accessibility of cancer genomics information and integrating technology to improve health literacy. The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in ongoing research, with a particular focus on cancer genomics, information technology innovations to improve care, dissemination and implementation science, data management and analysis, project coordination and management, and writing and preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. Considerable opportunities for mentored professional development including analytic skills for quantitative and qualitative data, writing lead-author papers, and designing, applying for, and conducting grant-funded research.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Design and conduct mixed method, observational studies, and intervention studies
  • Build and sustain partnerships with collaborators and external healthcare facilities
  • Collaborate on developing study strategies, methods, and designs
  • Develop research protocols
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and interpret study findings
  • Write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and research reports
  • Assist with grant development and writing proposals
  • Disseminate research findings through conference presentations
  • Assist in leading a multidisciplinary research team

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD (including MDs who completed clinical training, or are in clinical training and aspire to be physician-scientists), or other doctoral degree in public health, health services research, behavioral science, epidemiology, psychology (e.g., health, social, clinical, or counseling), or a related field
  • Strong record of publications and excellent writing and statistical skills
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in a hospital/healthcare setting
  • Exceptional communicator in both written and oral form; able to develop and deliver effective presentations for various audiences
  • An inquisitive mind to learn about and apply the latest research in cancer genomics, as well as educational online interfaces for improving patient literacy

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Prior experience in health services or public health-related research incorporating cancer genomics
  • Experience developing surveys and conducting psychometric assessments of surveys
  • Experience with natural language processing
  • Analytical skills for large datasets
  • Experience with electronic medical records (e.g., EPIC)
  • Proficiency with SAS, R, STATA, or equivalent statistical package

Additional Information:
  • For more information on Dr. Gray's research, please click here .

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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