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Infections and Immunoepidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Surveillance and Descriptive Epidemiology

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available within the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch. Dr. Meredith Shiels, tenure-track investigator, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting epidemiologic research to quantify and explain national and international trends in cancer incidence and mortality.

Dr. Shiels is conducting several studies using population-based data sources to 1) estimate cancer incidence and mortality patterns, 2) quantify the role of cancer risk factors in explaining temporal trends, and 3) supplement traditional surveillance data resources with novel data through data linkage and statistical modeling. Dr. Shiels is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a broad interest in descriptive research using registry data, linked data resources and national surveys. This is a broad area that can be tailored to the individual’s particular substantive interest. There will be opportunities to lead pre-defined projects; however, new fellow-initiated projects are also encouraged. The fellow will also have the ability to work with other investigators in DCEG to gain experience in other areas of research.
Qualifications: Candidates should possess a strong background in epidemiology and statistical analysis skill, as well as excellent writing skills. Some background in the analysis of cancer registry data is preferred.

For more information about this position, please contact Meredith Shiels, Ph.D., investigator.

To Apply: See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.

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