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Location: Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University


Postdoctoral Fellowships - Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer

Minimum Requirements:  
Contact Name:

Nan Kennedy

Contact Phone: 615-936-0808
Contact Email / Web:
Posted: 7/13/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2364

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Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt MAGEC) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowship is an individualized didactic training program, tailored to complement the trainee’s background, and includes both core and elective coursework, a multi-disciplinary mentoring team, rotations in the Vanderbilt Molecular Epidemiology Lab and Survey Research Shared Resource, and the conduct of a research project. The 3-year fellowship culminates in the submission of a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. Over the past 4 years, two MAGEC fellows have obtained tenure track faculty positions at major universities and another two have obtained K99R00 career development grants. The goal of the program is to assist fellows in launching an independent career in epidemiological research.

MAGEC fellows have the opportunity to work on a wide range of on-going cancer epidemiological research projects and to design their own, using resources available from the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The VEC is home to three large prospective cohort studies that include over 225,000 participants from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Biological samples are available from over 90% of study participants. The VEC fosters cross-disciplinary research and provides exciting opportunities to investigate the interplay of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors in cancer epidemiology and health disparities.     

The MAGEC program is specifically designed for:

·         PhDs in epidemiology or genetics who have an interest in cancer research

·         MDs who have an MPH degree or working experience in epidemiology

Under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Per NIH requirements for the funding of this grant, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. To apply, visit: Several positions are currently open, and acceptance is ongoing.

Program Directors:

Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine


Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine


Program Contact Information

Nan Kennedy

MAGEC Program Coordinator

Phone: 615-936-0808


Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center

2525 West End Avenue

Suite 600

Nashville, TN 37203-1738

Located in Nashville, Tenn., and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

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