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Faculty Position - Cancer Molecular Epidemiologist

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Position Description:
The Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health is pleased to announce an exciting new faculty position in the area of molecular epidemiology in cancer. This open-rank position will be for a tenure-track faculty member whose research will be on discovering and validating biomarkers for use as risk or prognostic factors related to pathways of disease, predictors for response to therapies, and modifiable factors for preventive or therapeutic intervention at the individual level.

Candidates should have a PhD or MD that includes graduate or post-doctoral training in epidemiology, molecular or genetic research experience. The candidate shall have expertise in conducting research measuring, analyzing and using biomarkers and epidemiological methods related to cancer. The successful candidate will be expected to either have or develop a vibrant extramurally funded research program; teach both basic and advanced courses in epidemiology, including a course on advanced methods in biomarker identification and/or the molecular epidemiology of cancer; train graduate students and mentor post-doctoral fellows; and participate in the multidisciplinary activities of the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with community and behavioral scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists and molecular scientists in the College of Public Health, the Carver College of Medicine, and the HCCC at the University of Iowa.

Resources in the Department of Epidemiology include the Iowa Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry and the Iowa Residual Tissue Repository and Virtual Tissue Repository. Additional resources for this position include the Molecular Epidemiology Resource (MER) and the Population Research Core, two of the NCI-supported shared research resources of the HCCC. The MER includes robust clinical data on cancer patients linked to tissue resources (both germline and tumor). The Population Research Core supports linking of SEER data to other databases such as Medicare claims data and death data. Molecular analysis capabilities include those provided by the HCCC Genomics Shared Resource as well as Molecular Pathology. The individual would be a member of the HCCC Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science Program.

To Apply:
To apply for this position, please visit, faculty requisition #69432. Candidates should provide a letter of interest, research statement, curriculum vitae and names of three references. Please address inquiries and nominations to the search committee chair, James Torner by email or call (319) 384-1545. Additional information about the department is available at

The Department of Epidemiology and the College of Public Health are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.