Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer Genomics and Health Equity
Job posting number: #7160340 (Ref:10022039)
Posted: July 27, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
The Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at the City of Hope National Medical Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with interest in cancer genomics, precision medicine, health equity, and/or health communication. The Post-Doctoral fellow will join an NIH-funded research team that conducts translational genomics research; aiming to optimize patient outcomes through the implementation of innovative care models and health-technology interventions.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on projects with a focus on improving accessibility of cancer genomics information and integrating technology to improve health literacy. The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in ongoing research, with a particular focus on cancer genomics, information technology innovations to improve care, cancer care delivery, data management and analysis, project coordination and management, and writing and preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. Considerable opportunities for mentored professional development including analytic skills for quantitative and qualitative data, writing lead-author papers, and designing, applying for, and conducting grant-funded research.
Key Responsibilities include:
· Design and conduct mixed-method, observational, and intervention studies
· Build and sustain partnerships with collaborators and external healthcare facilities
· Collaborate on developing study strategies, methods, and designs
· Develop research protocols
· Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and interpret study findings
· Write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and research reports
· Assist with grant development and writing proposals
· Disseminate research findings through conference presentations
· Assist in leading a multidisciplinary research team
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
· PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD (including MDs who completed clinical training, or are in clinical training and aspire to be physician-scientists), or other doctoral degree in public health, health services research, behavioral science, epidemiology, psychology (e.g., health, social, clinical, or counseling), or a related field
· Strong record of publications and excellent writing and statistical skills
· Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
· Exceptional communicator in both written and oral form; able to develop and deliver effective presentations for various audiences
· An inquisitive mind to learn about and apply the latest research in cancer genomics, as well as educational online interfaces for improving patient literacy
Preferred education experience and skills:
· Prior experience in health services or public health research
· Familiarity with cancer and/or genomics
· E-health tool development and/ or health communication
· Analytical skills for large datasets or qualitative methods
· Experience in a hospital/healthcare setting and with electronic medical records data
· Proficiency with SAS, R, STATA, or equivalent statistical package
· Spanish and/or Mandarin language proficiency
- The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- For more information on Dr. Stacy Gray’s research, please visit here.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $31.00 - $34.23 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.