Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through research, and the training of scientists, physicians, and other health care workers.


We seek a postdoctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology to join the team of Dr. Elizabeth Kantor in the Epidemiology Service. The fellow will dedicate substantial effort to a large, multi-disciplinary NCI-funded study of breast cancer, the Optimal Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Dosing (OBCD) Study, with a specific focus on toxicity and characterizing its impact on subsequent patient care. The fellow will have the opportunity to lead a breadth of research projects and will be an active member of cross-disciplinary research teams, publish peer-reviewed work, and gain experience in grant writing.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A doctoral degree in epidemiology or related quantitative discipline, including but not limited to biostatistics, public health, or health outcomes/pharmaceutical outcomes research.
  • Enthusiasm and creativity for understanding cancer epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and/or epidemiologic methods.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in epidemiology or related quantitative field.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative methods, study design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Comfort working with large data sets and proficiency in a statistical programming language, including but not limited to R, Stata, or SAS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Please direct inquiries to [email protected] and [email protected]Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Elizabeth Kantor, PhD

Associate Attending Epidemiologist

[email protected]


Yasmeen Mustafa

Epidemiology Administrative Assistant

[email protected]

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

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