POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW (EPIDEMIOLOGY) –
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
Salary commensurate with qualifications.
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 discipline.
EXPERIENCE: 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, preferred.
ABIL/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.).
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).
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
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).
mission is to support and enhance research, development and
training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of
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