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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Behavioral Cancer Prevention & Control

The Division of Population Sciences at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC is seeking applicants for research postdoctoral fellowships focused on behavioral cancer prevention and control. The fellowship prepares trainees to assume academically-oriented research positions in interdisciplinary oncology, including conducting clinical, community, and behavioral research. Training includes grant writing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The successful fellows will join an active research program within an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Ongoing studies and mentored research opportunities (with Marc Schwartz, PhD, Cassandra Stanton, PhD, and Kenneth Tercyak, PhD) exist in pre-intervention and intervention research. Fellowship emphasizes research in tobacco use, diet, physical activity, cancer genetic risk assessment, and/or translational genomics. Unique training opportunities exist through Georgetown Lombardi's collaboration with the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research & Policy Studies (health-disparities and technology/social networking applications to tobacco control) at the American Legacy Foundation and the Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research (cancer risk assessment, genetic testing/translational genomics, decision making). Candidates with interests in primary prevention, behavioral medicine/health psychology, substance use/addiction, cancer genetics/risk communication, and/or tobacco control are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed a research-oriented doctoral training program (PhD, DrPH, ScD, or equivalent) in the behavioral, social, or public health sciences with less than five years postdoctoral experience at time of appointment. The fellowship includes a competitive salary, benefits, and professional stipend. Limited opportunities exist for psychologists seeking licensure hours. Advanced coursework (e.g., biostatistics) can be arranged. Interested individuals should electronically send a CV, brief summary of research interests, and one letter of reference from a graduate research supervisor to: Ms. Susan Marx, Division of Health Outcomes & Health Behaviors, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, E-mail: marxs@georgetown.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants available immediately, with an anticipated start date of no later than September 1, 2012. Visit http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.

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