Post-doctoral Fellow

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7062425 (Ref.No. 10004833)
Posted: November 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Division of Health Equities

Department of Population Sciences

Beckman Research Institute

City of Hope Medical Center

The Division of Health Equities engage the community in cancer prevention and control education; increase awareness and utilization of resources; and increase community participation in health and biomedical research Our model is a community participatory approach to build infrastructure, capacity and advocacy in our diverse communities to reduce health disparities, and improve health outcomes for all.

A Post-Doctoral Position is currently available within theDivision of Health Equities. This position is a one year appointment with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years. The research program focuses onpopulation based epidemiological, behavioral interventions and outcomes research in diverse populations with a special emphasison ethnic, cultural and socioecological factors. We have three ongoing projects: the PCORI funded project targets diverse populations underrepresented in research, the TRDRP funded project examines disparities in genotoxic effects of tobacco products including e-cigs, and the NIH funded project targets cancer disparities in US and immigrant Blacks, especially from the Caribbean. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and completed a doctoral degree in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Biostatistics or Epidemiology within the past 3 years. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in scientific writing, research design, data management, and analyses.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Primary responsibility will include data management and analyses
  • Study implementation and monitoring, identification and tracking of subjects
  • Supervision of data collection/entry/verification, database management, as well as manuscript and grant development and writing.
  • The Fellow will develop capacity and competency to design, implement, measure, and evaluate research designed to improve outcomes, assess risk and reduce the burden of cancer.
  • The emphasis is on learning and development of analytic approaches and theoretical frameworks that assess biological, behavioral, environmental and socio-ecologic risk and contexts

Additional Information:
  • The successful applicant must be organized, motivated, and possess excellent analytic, writing and communication skills.

  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three references to Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D. at

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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