Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Training Program - Center for Molecular Epidemiology

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.

Requirements
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.

Application
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.

Postdoctoral Training Program for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences in Cancer

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invites applications for a postdoctoral training and career development program designed to cross-train scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics and epidemiology for cancer research in the biomedical sciences. The Training Program for Quantitative Population Sciences in Cancer at Dartmouth is supported by the Cancer Education and Career Development program of the National Cancer Institute. Trainees with doctorates in diverse biomedical sciences will choose a secondary focus area among the three core disciplines and participate in a combination of structured, group learning activities and individually designed mentored research opportunities. Stipends, course tuition and certificates of training are provided.

Requirements

Applicants must possess a PhD, combination PhD/MD, or MD degree. Applicants with a PhD in one of the three core disciplines (bioinformatics, biostatistics and epidemiology) are encouraged to apply for the purpose of receiving training in one of the other two disciplines. Highly qualified applicants with doctoral degrees in other biomedical sciences or in clinical medicine are also eligible and are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are current or former PIs on NIH Small Grants (R03s) or Exploratory/ Developmental Grants (R21s) are eligible. Individuals appointed to the program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States (U.S.), or must have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible.  Candidates are appointed for at least 2 years and can be supported for up to 3 years. PIs in the program lead research efforts in lifecourse epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, biostatistical and bioinformatics methods development, interventional studies, medical bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics, microbiome, and genome-wide association studies.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is an academic institution located in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the Upper Connecticut River Valley with easy access to the coastal waters and the mountains. Home to a community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting.

Application

Submissions should include a letter describing the background and interests of the applicant, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

Applicant materials should be e-mailed to:
Vicki.Sayarath@Dartmouth.edu

Inquiries are welcomed to:
Drs. Margaret Karagas and Tor Tosteson (Principal Investigators)
Margaret.Karagas@Dartmouth.edu or Tor.Tosteson@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.