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Position Available


Location: Nashville, TN
Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (MAGEC)


Minimum Requirements:

Contact Name:

Nan Kennedy

Contact Phone: 615-936-0808
Contact Email / Web:
Posted: 1/24/2018
EpiMonitor ID: 2018-2500

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The MAGEC postdoctoral fellowship program, located at Vanderbilt University in the beautiful and culturally vibrant city of Nashville, Tennessee, is supported by a T32 training grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute.

Mission: The goal of the MAGEC program is to equip fellows with the multidisciplinary expertise and practical experience needed to launch an independent research career in the molecular and genetic epidemiology of cancer.

Experienced Mentors: A multi-disciplinary mentoring team is assembled for each fellow, drawn from over 30 NIH-funded faculty experts.

Rigorous training: An individualized didactic training program includes core and elective coursework in study design and methodology, advanced statistical techniques, and manuscript writing, as well as rotations in the Vanderbilt Molecular Epidemiology Lab and Survey Research Shared Resource.

Rich Training Resources: The Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center is home to three large prospective cohort studies that include over 225,000 participants from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and several case-control studies and clinical trials. Biological samples are available from over 90% of study participants. In addition, Vanderbilt University Medical Centerís BioVU resource offers access to more than 230,000 de-identified DNA samples for studies of genotype-phenotype associations.

Grant Proposal Techniques: Successful grant application techniques are taught in workshops and through mentoring. The fellowship culminates in the submission of a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health.

Remarkable Results: 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.

Program Eligibility:

 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 encouraged to apply. NIH requires that candidates possess US citizenship or permanent residency.

Information: Please visit the MAGEC website,, for additional information on the program, mentors, and research training opportunities.

Application: Please go to to apply.


Program Directors:

Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine


Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine


Program Contact Information:

Nan Kennedy

MAGEC Program Manager

Phone: 615-936-0808


Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center

2525 West End Avenue

Suite 600

Nashville, TN 37203-1738





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