Outstanding postdoctoral training opportunities exist in the Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Center for Health Equity (CRCHE) to gain knowledge and experience in clinical and population health research related to inequalities in cancer-related behaviors, incidence, and survival. Housed within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, CRCHE aims to reduce health disparities for underserved and underrepresented populations, with a lens toward cancer prevention and survivorship. Within the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity, Dr. Datta is the Principal Investigator of clinical and population-based research projects focusing on social determinants across the cancer control continuum. Current projects include:
evaluation of inequalities in cancer-related behaviors;
evaluation of inequalities in cancer survival
and health beliefs, practices, and acceptability of cancer prevention interventions among vulnerable populations. We seek to fill one postdoctoral researcher position to assist in the implementation and evaluation of the acceptability of interventions that seek to address cancer disparities, and analyzing population-based surveys or registry data in order to address questions pertinent to cancer inequalities.
Join our team and be a part of pioneering research!
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator and other Research Scientist, the Postdoctoral Scientist will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout the training period. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. Operates and maintains equipment and instruments. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for generating grant funds. Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the Principal Investigator.
Principle Department Duties and Responsibilities
Lead or assist with analysis and development of grant proposals, manuscripts, abstracts, and professional presentations
Coordinate study-related activities including monitoring of research plan, timeline, reporting requirements and quality assurance.
Assist with the development of study protocol and procedural documents.
Coordinate investigative team meetings and serve as the liaison between investigators and clinical sites.
Develop study database and monitor data quality.
Coordinate research interns providing support to project functions as needed.
Conducting in-person or remote assessments with the help of research interns.
Doctoral degree in epidemiology, population health, behavioral science, economics, or related degree.
Works independently on research projects crafted by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization.
Acquires concise technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Experience in project management; experience implementing interventional research; understanding of grant application processes, IRB and manuscript preparation.
Experience and interest in cancer prevention and social inequalities is preferred.
Project, organizational, and time management abilities.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Comfortable with being a team leader or team member.
Coordinating interviews and dietary-assessments.
Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
Department: Research Center Health Equity
Business Entity: Academic / Research
City: West Hollywood
Job Category: Family & Function, Academic / Research
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