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Postdoctoral position in Geriatric Oncology and Translational Outcomes Research
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia,
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Date Posted July 26, 2019
Postdoctoral-Health Sciences
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-doctoral position in geriatric oncology and translational outcomes research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Thomas Jefferson University


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Term: 2 years (with potential for an additional year), starting as soon as possible 
Type: Full-Time Position 
Salary: In Accordance with NIH Stipend Guidelines


We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to join our geriatric oncology research team and translational outcomes research team in the Division of Medical Oncology at the Thomas Jefferson University. The research fellow will become an integral member of our group and lead research projects that integrate epidemiological and biomarker data.


Training: The fellow’s research program and training will be primarily directed by Dr. Grace Lu-Yao, Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Associate Director of Population Science at the SKCC.  The fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with other fellows, residents, and graduate students as well as clinical, biostatistical, and pathology colleagues across SKCC consortium. The fellow will have opportunities to collaborate and be involved with multidisciplinary grant writing and the development of new projects, as well as to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The fellow will be encouraged to develop their research and grants. Research and training opportunities will help build and strengthen the fellow’s skill set, including developing skills in grant writing, gaining and building on national and international collaborations, and fostering the transition toward independent funding and an independent research career. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities.


Eligibility: Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in public health, health services, psychology, behavioral science, epidemiology, geriatrics, or other related fields, and experience with statistical programs such as Stata, R, and SAS. The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.


Application: Please submit the following items to Dr. Grace Lu-Yao (grace.luyao@jefferson.edu)

1) a cover letter describing research interests and experiences, along with short- and long-term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone), and 4) up to three relevant manuscripts. Candidate review will start immediately, with the incumbent starting summer or early fall 2019.


The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) is an NCI-designated consortium cancer center that includes researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University.  The SKCC community outreach and engagement is ranked “exceptional” and has developed a unique transdisciplinary integrated population science (TIPS) mechanism to promote interactions among basic, clinical, and population scientists in the conduct of team science.  TIPS is led by Grace Lu-Yao, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in cancer outcomes research.  The SKCC at Jefferson is located in the heart of Philadelphia with an abundance of opportunities for professional and social interactions in a vibrant urban cultural science. 



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