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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cancer Control and Epidemiology

The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research, seeks candidates for two- to three- year NCI-funded postdoctoral fellowships. This Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Program in Cancer Control and Epidemiology focuses on transdisciplinary research on the behavioral and biological determinants of cancer (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; physical activity; diet; obesity; adherence to cancer screening, detection, and treatment; STIs) and prevention efforts that target these risk factors. Research among fellows and training faculty is diverse and spans multiple areas. Potential candidates are encouraged visit http://ipr.usc.edu/research.php for more details about research opportunities in USC's Division of Health Behavior Research. Candidates should have a strong background in health behavior studies, psychology, health disparities, public/global health, statistics, epidemiology or in other disciplines with strong potential for innovative applications to cancer risk and prevention. This training program has an outstanding track record. Among fellows who completed training over the last 10 years, 73 percent hold faculty posts and most others are engaged primarily in research at universities or major research institutes (e.g., NIH, CDC). Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Annual salary is based upon year doctorate received. Health insurance, tuition, and conference travel provided. USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Send curriculum vitae and statement of interest to: Marny Barovich, barovich@usc.edu.