Research Scholar Position in Dietary Policies and Cancer Prevention

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills

Required education, experience and skills Applicants must have a Master degree in health economics, public/health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, or similar field with an orientation towards cancer epidemiology and/or public health nutrition (nutritional epidemiology). A strong record of original, first-author, publications in one or more of these areas is essential. Candidates should have quantitative research skills, experience using R, STATA, or SAS for both data management and analysis, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

Preferred education, experience and skills The ideal candidate will have formal training in a combination of: A) health economics and/or public/health policy; and B) epidemiology, nutritional science or public health. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: model development and implementation of cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analyses, cost data collection, nutritional epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, NHANES data analysis, and meta-analysis/systematic reviews.

Duties & Responsibilities

An outstanding candidate is sought to work on an original research project supported by the National Institutes of Health entitled “Comparative- and Cost-Effectiveness of Population Strategies to Improve Diet and Reduce Cancer”. He/she will work with the Principal Investigator and the research team to evaluate the cost and cost-effectiveness of evidence-based nutrition policies on reducing cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. This person will mainly be involved in the development and implementation of population-based cost-effectiveness models, collecting the cost data for nutrition interventions, reviewing the evidence on diet and cancer, and assisting the NHANES analysis to assess dietary intake of the US population. The findings will be critical to inform the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based dietary strategies to reduce cancer burden and cancer disparities in the US. The publication of research results in high-quality journals and at international conferences is anticipated.

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