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Location: Honolulu, HI
Employer: University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Epidemiology)



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Posted: 12/11/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2469

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University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center (UHCC), Cancer Epidemiology Program, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications

DUTIES:  Responsible for leading statistical data analyses of epidemiologic data (including diet and anthropometric variables) and molecular epidemiological data acquired from ongoing epidemiological investigations in Multiethnic Cohort participants and cohort consortia data with a focus on women’s reproductive-related cancers (ovarian, endometrial and breast).  Performs statistical analysis of research data from both cohort and case-control studies to evaluate factors relating to cancer risk and survival.  Writes manuscripts for publication based on the results, presents findings in professional forums and assists with grant writing and study coordination.  Works closely with study investigators, program staff, programmers and biostatisticians to meet study goals

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD, DrPH, or MD/MPH from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related disciplineEXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in statistical analysis of complex datasets, writing manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting at national or international scientific conferences.  Hands on experience conducting molecular biological studies, preferredABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of epidemiologic study designs, and statistical analysis techniques for population studies.  Previous experience working on cancer, preferred.  Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team.  Possession of proven manuscript writing skills.  Proficiency in statistical analysis using R, SAS or Stata.  Strong communication skills.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with research study data collection.  Experience in analyzing dietary and/or nutritional data for epidemiologic studies.  Knowledge of cancer biology and terminology. 

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Melissa Merritt 564-3078 (Oahu). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 6) A brief summary of research interests and experience. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  December 28, 2017 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.




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