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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN CANCER CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOLGY RESEARCH
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
IN CANCER CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOLGY RESEARCH

USC offers research and scholarly training to those seeking future research positions in academe, industry or government. The Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research and Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR) offers the NCI-funded fellowships to train postdoctoral fellows in behavioral and biomedical disciplines to conduct collaborative as well as independent research focusing on the etiology and prevention of cancer, childhood obesity and tobacco and drug abuse.

Description:

Fellowship positions provide mentored training in research as well as protected time to participate in publishing, grant writing, and various other career development activities. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty who conduct research on the determinants, epidemiology, and intervention/prevention of behavioral influences on cancer risk: (a) tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; (b) obesity, diet, and physical activity; (c) sexually-transmitted infections related to cancer (e.g., HPV infection); or (d) cancer survivorship. We seek candidates with backgrounds and interests that complement existing strengths in: (1) health disparities and social/environmental influences on health behavior; (2) psychological influences on health behavior, (3) methodology (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, ecological momentary assessment, mobile health, social network modeling), (4) developmental processes and youth health behavior; and (5) psychoneuroimmunology.

The fellowship program, now in its 31st year, is administered by the Division of Health Behavior Research and provides an annual salary (based upon year doctorate received), health insurance, tuition, and conference travel support. This multi-disciplinary department of behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and biostatisticians has a long history of conducting innovative externally-funded research and currently holds active research centers on tobacco, obesity, and other public health issues. Many faculty members are also members of the USC/Norris Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with strong research programs in cancer control and epidemiology. More information about can be found at ipr.usc.edu and uscnorriscancer.usc.edu.

Eligibility:

Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Members of diverse groups are strongly encouraged to apply. USC is an equal opportunity employer.

Prospective fellows must evidence the desire and potential to become independent researchers in cancer prevention and control. We consider the quality and productivity of the applicant's work (training, publications, recommendations), research interests that correspond with the research activities of the department, and a strong commitment to a research career.

Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to:
Marny Barovich, barovich@usc.edu; or call 323-442-8299 for more information.

Position Announcement: Data Management Coordinator
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USC REACH is seeking a qualified Data Management Coordinator to assist with real-time and sensor data in mHealth research. Apply online at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/55441
Position Announcement: Data Management Coordinator
10-12-2015 more >>>
USC REACH is seeking a qualified Data Management Coordinator to assist with real-time and sensor data in mHealth research. Apply online at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/55441
Position Announcement: Data Management Coordinator
10-12-2015 more >>>
USC REACH is seeking a qualified Data Management Coordinator to assist with real-time and sensor data in mHealth research. Apply online at https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/55441
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