Institution (Location)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
Start Date
October 26, 2015
Position Description

The Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS)
within Fred Hutch invites applications from population science
researchers with an interest in obesity and cancer prevention, with a
particular focus on developing, testing and implementing community-based
interventions to reduce obesity rates and promote energy balance in
adults or children. One position is available at the rank of Associate
or Assistant Member (equivalent to Associate or Assistant Professor,
respectively, at a University) with a track record of publications and
independent funding commensurate with rank. The incumbent will be
expected to conduct an active program of independent and collaborative
research pertinent to the mission of the FHCRC and the PHS Division, to
work with a multi-disciplinary group of investigators at FHCRC and local
sister institutions and to develop vibrant research collaborations
aimed at having a local, national and international impact on obesity
and cancer prevention.


Hutch is a world-renowned research institution with large and active
efforts in epidemiology, biostatistics, cancer prevention, basic
biological sciences, human biology, vaccines and infectious diseases and
clinical research. Its mission is the elimination of cancer as a cause
of human suffering and death. Fred Hutch conducts research of the
highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and
related diseases. The PHS Division has a large, multidisciplinary
faculty organized into five administrative programs: Cancer Prevention,
Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Biomathematics, Computational Biology
and Translational Research. Investigators have access to a
state-of-the-art exercise testing facility, human nutrition laboratory,
and nutritional biomarkers laboratories as well as access to shared
resources for nutritional assessment, biostatistics, computational
biology, biomarker laboratories, specimen processing and genomics and
proteomics facilities. Fred Hutch is an NCI-designated Comprehensive
Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows and offers exceptional opportunities for
scientific interactions with other investigators in top-level research
institutions in the Seattle area. This includes wide-ranging
opportunities to partner with investigators conducting ongoing
obesity-related community-based studies and health disparities research.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD or
equivalent degree with a training focus on the behavioral sciences,
public health, nutritional sciences, or epidemiology. Preference will be
given to applicants with a track record of extramural funding. Those
with interest and expertise in health disparities research and
community-based interventions are particularly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

of applications begins December 15 and will continue until the position
is filled.  Please apply online and attach your curriculum vitae,
research statement, and cover letter.  Please also provide contact
information for three references; we will contact your references upon
review of your application and assessment for the position, not
immediately upon receipt of your application.  Submitting publications
for our review is optional but not required.


Please connect with Gaby Barrios ([email protected], 206.667.7783) for any questions or further assistance.


Fred Hutch is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse academic community.


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