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Requisition # 69432

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
College:College of Public Health



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health is pleased to announce an exciting new faculty position in the area of molecular epidemiology in cancer.   This open-rank position will be for a tenure-track faculty member whose research will be on discovering and validating biomarkers for use as risk or prognostic factors related to pathways of disease, predictors for response to therapies, and modifiable factors for preventive or therapeutic intervention at the individual level.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with community and behavioral scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists and molecular scientists in the College of Public Health, the Carver College of Medicine, and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa.

Resources in the Department of Epidemiology include the Iowa Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry and the Iowa Residual Tissue Repository and Virtual Tissue Repository.  Additional resources for this position include the Molecular Epidemiology Resource (MER) and the Population Research Core, two of the NCI-supported shared research resources of the HCCC.  The MER includes robust clinical data on cancer patients linked to tissue resources (both germline and tumor).  The Population Research Core supports linking of SEER data to other databases such as Medicare claims data and death data.   Molecular analysis capabilities include those provided by the HCCC Genomics Shared Resource as well as Molecular Pathology.  The individual would be a member of the HCCC Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science Program.

Education Requirement:

Candidates should have a PhD or MD that includes graduate or post-doctoral training in epidemiology, molecular or genetic research experience.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate shall have expertise in conducting research measuring, analyzing and using biomarkers and epidemiological methods related to cancer. 

The successful candidate will be expected to either have or develop a vibrant extramurally funded research program; teach both basic and advanced courses in epidemiology, including a course on advanced methods in biomarker identification and/or the molecular epidemiology of cancer;  train graduate students and mentor post-doctoral fellows; and  participate in the multidisciplinary activities of the University of Iowa HCCC, an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Research Statement
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Michele Hogue - michele-hogue@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-384-1545
Department URL: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/epi/

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