Assistant Professor Postdoctoral Research Scientist of Epidemiology
Columbia University New York Departments of Sociomedical Sciences and Epidemiolog
United States

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Posting Details


First Section
Job Requisition Number 0000697
Field(s) of Specialization  
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department EPI Epidemiology
Location Medical Center
Summary Description


The Departments of Sociomedical Sciences and Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with interest in implementation science, cancer health disparities, and/or breast cancer prevention and control.

The fellow will join a research team with active NIH and American Cancer Society funded projects on a range of cancer disparities topics, including improving evidence-based breast cancer screening practices in diverse populations; investigating the role of mammographic breast density in breast cancer risk, screening, and clinical risk assessment; understanding the sources and strategies for addressing cancer health disparities with a focus on urban, racial minority and immigrant populations; understanding the implementation and de-implementation of breast cancer screening guidelines and practices in clinical and community settings; and examining the long-term sustainability of cancer screening programs across diverse real-world contexts. The research conducted includes clinical, community-based and population-based studies, with extensive epidemiologic and clinical data. Biospecimen and qualitative data are also available for subsets of these studies. Numerous training, career development and research opportunities are available in implementation science and cancer prevention and control through the Irving Institute/CTSA’s Implementation Science Initiative, and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.


The fellow is expected to increase his/her methodological and substantive knowledge of cancer prevention/control and implementation science, build skills for developing and implementing research studies, and have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications. S/he will perform population health research activities, including developing and implementing research protocols, designing and conducting studies, performing data analyses, preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, delivering presentations at scientific meetings, assisting in the development of grant proposals, and providing other research and methodological support for existing and ongoing studies. Opportunities to develop and write funding proposals for pilot and ancillary studies within larger ongoing studies are also available.


The position offers up to two years of postdoctoral fellowship with compensation commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package and funds for travel to professional conferences and meetings. Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in cancer research, excellent communication and quantitative and/or qualitative skills, ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research.

Minimum Degree Required

Doctoral degree

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, Dr. PH, ScD or other doctoral degree in epidemiology or other public health disciplines, behavioral or social sciences, psychology, population health research, or closely related field. 
Candidates with prior postdoctoral training are also eligible to apply.

Preferred Qualifications  
Additional Information  
RAPS posting date 05/28/2019
Search Closing Date  
Special Instructions to the Applicant  
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Review Begins 05/28/2019
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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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