The Department of Epidemiology (http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate, available immediately, in the area of molecular epidemiology of breast cancer. The Postdoctoral Associate will work with a multidisciplinary team of investigators on projects that focus on molecular markers in benign breast disease and breast cancer, contributions of gut microbiome to breast health, and other related analyses. The successful candidate will work on large prospective cohort data and assist in managing laboratory analyses, including immunohistochemistry and tissue marker expression data. Expectations include performing statistical analysis, writing articles for publications, presenting findings in conferences, and submitting extramural funding proposals.
UF Epidemiology: The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the College of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed to create synergies and collective strength, resulting in a competitive research profile and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty and students have received numerous national awards in research and mentoring and are committed to excellence in training. The department offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science, and concentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two National Institutes of Health Training grants (T32). Faculty members are strongly supported by our college-level instructional design team for course development and delivery and by our research core for grant development and submission.
University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC): The postdoctoral fellow will also benefit from a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment at UFHCC. It boasts a membership of more than 280 researchers and clinicians from across the UF and UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. Postdoctoral training will have excellent support in education and career development from the center’s T32 and UF CTSI KL2 grant designed to prepare trainees for a career in academia.
Additional Information: The University of Florida (www.ufl.edu) is a comprehensive research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs. The College of Public Health and Health Professions (www.phhp.ufl.edu) is part of the University’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center (https://ufhealth.org/about-us) is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center also partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers located at the University of Florida include the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to large data sets for faculty collaboration.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Qualified applicants should submit an application, which includes a CV, a letter that describes research and career interests, and contact information for three references. Substantive queries may be addressed to Lusine Yaghjyan, PhD, at email@example.com (Associate Professor and Principal Investigator).
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
This position has been reposted; previous applicants remain under consideration and need not apply.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
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