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Junior Reseacher (Cancer Epidemiology Program)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Date Posted:
June 08, 2018
Closing Date:
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2020

Other Conditions:
  • This position is to begin approximately August 1, 2018. Continuation of appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Leads the statistical analyses of epidemiologic (including diet or other lifestyle factors), biomarker, genomic, epigenomic, metabolomic, gut microbiome and/or imaging data acquired from ongoing epidemiological investigations in Multiethnic Cohort participants; Works closely with study investigators as well as program staff, computer programmers and bio-statisticians to meet study goals.
  2. Performs statistical analyses of research data from both cohort and case-control studies; Regularly meets with the Principal Investigator and other investigators to assist in developing materials and to report on progress and problems or difficulties with the statistical analysis.
  3. Drafts manuscripts suitable for submission and publication in high-impact journals in the field based on findings; Reviews draft manuscripts with the Principal Investigator and other study investigators for revisions.
  4. Presents findings at suitable national conferences and meetings, as well as internal seminars at UHCC; Participates in journal clubs and seminars; Attends research study and staff meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a PhD, DrPH, or MD/MPH from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related disciplines;
  2. One to three (1-3) years of experience in the statistical analysis of complex datasets, the writing of manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presentations at national or international scientific conferences;
  3. Knowledge of epidemiologic study designs, and statistical analysis techniques for population studies;
  4. Knowledge of human biology and pathophysiology is required;
  5. Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team;
  6. Possession of proven manuscript writing skills;
  7. Proficiency in typing, SAS or equivalent statistical software, word processing using Microsoft Word, and spreadsheet manipulation using Microsoft Excel;
  8. Possession of strong communication skills;
  9. Be able to work independently with some guidance from the mentor.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in conducting genetic and omic epidemiologic studies;
  2. Experience with research study data collection;
  3. Experience in analyzing dietary and/or nutritional data for epidemiologic studies;
  4. Knowledge of cancer pathology and terminology;
  5. Experience in writing grant applications.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research interests, names of five (5) professional references with contact information (including email addresses), official transcripts (OR original documentation from the institution confirming degree OR copy of U.S. board certification). Copy of transcript is acceptable in place of U.S. board certification purposes but original is required upon hire. Email applications are acceptable. (Note: Only complete applications will be considered.)
  1. University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  2. Recruitment - Position #0085909T
  3. Attn: Human Resources Office
  4. 701 Ilalo Street 6th Floor
  5. Honolulu, HI 96813
  1. Loic Le Marchand;

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