The Department is growing and expanding. As a result, career opportunities are occasionally available and the following descriptions illustrate typical job positions.
Faculty Positions in Epidemiology
The faculty conduct research on the etiology of cancers or related topics. Study of genetic susceptibility is carried out in the Epidemiology Service Genetics Laboratory. These positions require a doctoral degree in Epidemiology or related discipline. The level of appointment is based on experience and credentials.
Post Doctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology
The Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City invites applications for a post doctoral fellow position, available immediately, within our active research group in Breast Cancer Epidemiology. We seek talented and motivated candidates who plan to begin or expand their research career as a cancer epidemiologist and who wish to play a leading role on projects focused on population-based research of patients with double malignancies as well clinical studies conducted within the large unique MSKCC patient population. In addition, the position offers exciting opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations and professional development including publication, presentation at scientific conferences and involvement in proposal writing.
Candidates must hold a PhD, combination PhD/MD, or MD degree. Other requirements include strong communication and quantitative skills, with experience in research design, and excellent writing and verbal skills. Please send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for 2 references to the address below. Information about the Department and Center are available at www.mskcc.org/epidemiology.
MSKCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is located in the heart of Manhattan and is one of America’s premier cancer centers which includes a world-class faculty including clinicians, geneticists, pathologists, biostatisticians, cancer biologists and others involved in cancer research.
Please address inquiries to:
Dr. Jonine Bernstein
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
485 Lexington Avenue- 2nd floor.
New York, NY 10021
Faculty Positions in Health Outcomes Research
The faculty study patterns and delivery of cancer treatments as well as the outcomes of these treatments. Data are gathered from large databases such as the SEER cancer registry and claims/discharge information from the Center for Medicare Services. These positions require a doctoral degree in medicine, statistics, or a related discipline. The level of appointment is based on experience and credentials.
Faculty Positions in Health Policy
Faculty in the Center will focus on the areas of comparative effectiveness, health care cost-containment, quality of care, health information technology, endpoints for drug and device studies, and improving end of life care. A background and record of publication in one or more of the listed topic areas, or a related area, is highly desirable. These positions can be specialists in any number of disciplines ranging from health services research to health economics, with an MD or PhD degree.
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Research Biostatisticians work as members of a team of statisticians who are engaged in a wide variety of collaborative projects in clinical, laboratory and cancer prevention research (See Faculty Position in Biostatistics). A three level promotional track supports professional development which is fostered through direct supervision of work and regular participation in Service activities such as the Design Workshop, guest and faculty seminars, and the Journal Club. These positions require a Master’s degree in biostatistics or statistics, proficiency in statistical software packages, database manipulation, and good verbal and written communications skills.
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Research Epidemiologists work as members of the Epidemiology group, engaged in studying the etiology of cancers, the genetic predisposition for cancers, and other avenues of prevention research (See Faculty Position, Epidemiology). A two level promotional track supports professional development which is fostered through direct supervision of work and regular participation in activities such as seminars, and the Epidemiology Journal Club. These positions require a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and/or Public Health, experience in statistical software packages, database manipulation, and good verbal and written communications skills.
Outcomes Research Epidemiologist
Outcomes Research Epidemiologists work as members of the Outcomes Research Group studying patterns and delivery of cancer treatments as well as the outcomes of these treatments. These positions require a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and/or Public Health, excellence in the analysis of data and writing of SAS queries and programs, experience with large database manipulations, and good verbal and written communications skills.
Programmer/Analyst Positions in the Computing Resource
Programmer/Analyst positions exist at several levels. All team members participate in multiple clinical research applications and computer system development projects simultaneously. Team members come with experience in relational database methodology (Oracle preferred), knowledge of SQL and C ++ languages and UNIX and NT System Administration. Staff members participate actively in design collaborations; therefore good verbal and written communication skills are helpful.