Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Survivorship & Translational Behavioral Sciences)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7058296 (Ref:R100030157)

Posted: July 3, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester; www.sylvester.org) and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology (psy.miami.edu) are currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in cancer survivorship. The goal of these fellowships is to provide exceptional mentored research and training experiences for its trainees so that they become successful independent leaders in various areas of cancer survivorship research. The overarching goal of the program is to train the next generation of behavioral and biomedical scientists with the necessary skills sets to conduct transformative and impactful research to reduce the burden of cancer in cancer patients and survivors, and their families and communities.

This training program functions under the auspices of Sylvester’s Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences Initiative, which is part of the cancer center’s Cancer Control research program and led by nationally and internationally recognized leading experts in cancer survivorship research. The Cancer Control research program provides rich opportunities for collaborative research within the program, and with Sylvester’s Tumor Biology and Cancer Epigenetics research programs.

The postdoctoral training program is seeking trainees with research interests in the following areas that are well-aligned with expertise across Sylvester’s and the Department of Psychology Cancer Survivorship experts:

 Technology-supported behavioral and psychosocial interventions
 Symptom and toxicities measurement and management
 Patient reported outcomes (PROs)
 Biobehavioral mechanisms in cancer control
 Electronic health record (EHR), bioinformatics and value-based models of cancer survivorship care
 Health disparities in specific survivorship subgroups (e.g., LGBT; Hispanics; Elderly; Occupational)
 Cardiometabolic health in cancer survivors
 Translational science and dissemination and implementation research

Sylvester, the Cancer Control research program and the Department of Psychology provide an excellent platform for training and career development including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer survivorship-related studies, a robust health informatics core, expertise in technology-based and EHR integrated assessment and intervention tools for symptom and toxicities management, health disparities, sociocultural and biobehavioral approaches, and collaborative projects within and outside of the University of Miami. Further, faculty the Department of Psychology’s Behavioral Research Center and Health Psychology Division offer ample expertise in multiple areas of relevance to cancer survivorship research.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree in a relevant field of study. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

When uploading your CV, please include a cover letter, statement of research interests and experience, how research interests align with training areas stated above, career goals and at least one letter of recommendation.


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