Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular 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 Dr. Helena Furberg Barnes’ team in the Epidemiology Service. Her research program is dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for kidney and bladder cancer patients, with an emphasis on modifiable factors such as body size and smoking. A prominent research focus of her group is investigating the BMI paradox wherein obesity increases risk of developing kidney cancer but appears to confer a survival advantage in clinical studies. The fellow will lead projects to determine the prognostic significance of body composition features derived from CT scans, and integrate tumor gene expression data to elucidate the molecular underpinnings of these associations.  There is also the opportunity to identify factors associated with cancer recurrence using a recently completed, prospective study of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients featuring biochemically verified smoking status. The fellow will be an active member of cross-disciplinary research teams, publish peer-reviewed papers, present at scientific conferences, and gain experience in grant writing. Experience with SAS, R, RedCap, genomics/genetics, and causal inference methodology preferred but not required.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Samantha Vasquez

Assistant to the Chairman

[email protected]


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