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The Division of Health Outcomes & Health Behaviors of the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC is seeking applicants for a one- to two-year clinical research postdoctoral fellowship.

The fellow would join an active and interdisciplinary research division and program focusing on biobehavioral prevention and control among children, adolescents, and families affected by or at-risk for cancer. Ongoing studies and mentored research opportunities exist in the areas of randomized trials of health education, counseling, and promotion (e.g., tobacco use, diet, physical activity) in adolescent/young adult populations, and on parent decision making and psychosocial/behavioral outcomes of genetic testing.

Candidates with interests in primary prevention, psychosocial adaptation to cancer/cancer risk, decision support and family communication, behavioral/lifestyle interventions, health psychology/behavioral medicine, and public health genetics/genomics are especially 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 and have less than five years postdoctoral experience. The fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package, and professional stipend. Limited opportunities for psychologists seeking clinical hours for state licensure may be available. Advanced coursework or didactic training in research methods (e.g., biostatistics) can be arranged.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests, and one letter of reference from a graduate faculty member or research supervisor to:

Kenneth Tercyak, PhD
Division of Health Outcomes & Health Behaviors
Departments of Oncology and Pediatrics
Georgetown University Medical Center
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW--Suite 4100
Washington, DC 20007-2401
Email: tercyakk@georgetown.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is for the 2009-2010 academic year (preferable), or 2010-2011 academic year.

Visit http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/research/programs/cc/index.html for information.

Georgetown University and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center are Equal Opportunity Employers.