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Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Prevention and Control

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Administration
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: College of Health Solutions

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Open Date

Apr 25, 2024

Description

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking to fill a postdoc vacancy in cancer prevention and control to join Drs. Dorothy Sears and Alexis Koskan in the Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Team. The ideal candidate will contribute to innovative research projects focused on cancer prevention and control, with an emphasis on community engagement, patient-centered care, quality improvement, and community-based participatory research.

The postdoctoral scholar will work with an excellent, collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and contribute to multiple projects and manuscripts, and help with team administration. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate on future grant applications. The scholar will design data collection tools, collect data, plan and conduct analyses, prepare first- and co-author, peer-reviewed publications, collaborate with other team members, interact with community partners, help mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and present their work at national and international conferences. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also be expected to apply for a K99/R00 and publish at least 3 manuscripts (1 as lead author) within the first 12 months of the position.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. We value and encourage inclusive excellence as outlined in our ASU Charter and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen our academic community are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research, and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business, and application of diagnostics. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research, and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for nine years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. ASU is also part of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises the nation’s most elite research universities.

This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 144,800 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2023 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated research experience in cancer prevention and control, with expertise in community engagement, patient-centered care, quality improvement, and mixed methods research.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and engage with diverse communities.
  • Track record of scholarly publications and presentations in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for a K99/R00 and publish at least 3 manuscripts (1 as lead author) within the first 12 months of position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse colleagues, community partners, and staff.
  • Shows support of ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence as outlined in the ASU charter

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience in qualitative research methods
  • Experience in intervention design
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Strong analytical skills and expertise using statistical packages like Stata, SPSS, SAS
  • Potential for high impact research

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications and professional experience, and an example(s) of how your work has exemplified Arizona State University’s Charter and its values of Inclusive Excellence
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of up to three publications
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.

Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to either Dr. Alexis Koskan (alexis.koskan@asu.edu) or Dr. Dorothy Sears (dorothy.sears@asu.edu).