The Center for Molecular Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship designed to cross-train scientists in the fields of epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and health data science. The Center for Molecular Epidemiology is funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, that aims to apply state-of-the-art scientific discoveries and technologies to address major health concerns, explore common pathways of disease etiology and progression, and identify early indicators of disease pathogenesis.
Trainees have the opportunity to work with faculty members in the Center for Molecular Epidemiology with diverse research focuses related to molecular biomarkers, genomics, metabolomics, environmental exposures, cancer, human microbiome, pregnancy and children’s health outcomes, among others. Proficiency in R, SAS, or Stata is required, and experience analyzing high-dimensional data is desired. Quantitative research projects involve application and/or development of statistical methods for data generated from biospecimens collected as part of several large clinical trials and population-based cohort studies lead by investigators at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center.
Applicants must possess, or be close to completing, a doctoral (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) degree with graduate-level training related to the quantitative biomedical sciences, such as epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or computational biology. Applicants with doctorates in basic sciences or clinical medicine with strong backgrounds in statistics or statistical programming are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are appointed for at least 2 years with an opportunity to extend to 3 years pending mutual interest and availability of funds. The starting date for the appointment will be negotiated between the primary mentor and candidate.
Submissions should include a letter describing the background and interests of the applicant, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Applicant materials should be e-mailed to: Vicki.Sayarath@dartmouth.edu
Geisel School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.