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POSTDOCTORAL OR FACULTY POSITION, Cancer Epidemiology, Slone Epidemiology Center

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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POSTDOCTORAL OR FACULTY POSITION, Cancer Epidemiology, Slone Epidemiology Center

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The Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University invites applications for a full-time faculty or postdoctoral fellowship position in cancer epidemiology. We seek motivated candidates with relevant training and research experience to join the investigative team of the longstanding Black Women’s Health Study. We are eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment of ensuring that Boston University is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. We believe that diverse perspectives will enhance the quality of intellectual exchange and the creation of knowledge. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Slone Epidemiology Center is located on the Boston University Medical Campus and includes faculty from both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. We have strong research collaborations with faculty in multiple departments of those schools as well as the adjacent Boston Medical Center, a safety-net hospital. Additional research resources are available through the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the BU-BMC Cancer Center, the Biospecimen Archive Research Core, and more.

Required Skills

Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field (e.g., cancer biology, molecular biology, statistical genetics), demonstrated expertise in cancer epidemiology, and a track record of scholarship in the form of peer-reviewed publications. Faculty candidates should also have completed postdoctoral training. Candidates should already have or should demonstrate the potential for extramural research funding. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and scholarly record. The successful faculty candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program with a focus on cancer, including cancer health disparities, based in part on data and resources from the Black Women’s Health Study, and to engage in collaborative research with other Black Women’s Health Study investigators.


Materials should be emailed to Richard Vezina:

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter stating interest in the position and desired academic rank, curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and future research plans, and the names of three references. Application review will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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