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University of California, San Francisco

Company Information: The UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics – the largest department of epidemiology in the University of California system in terms of full-time primary faculty and the number of affiliated faculty – aims to carry out its educational, scientific, and clinical missions within the highly interdisciplinary culture of UCSF and to take a transdisciplinary approach to education and research.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Biostatistics

Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (DEB) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Biostatistics who will work in the research group of Dr. Lydia Zablotska, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Leader, Occupational and Environmental Area of Concentration. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary group of scientists on several large cohort studies of medical, occupational and environmental radiation exposures. More information on Dr. Zablotska’s research program can be found at

Mentored research within a robust academic and research program, encompassing epidemiology, biostatistics and environmental sciences.
Work with the research group and independently on risk analyses and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Preparation for a career in academic research through development of training grant proposals and other applications for research funding.
Dissemination of research findings through participation in conferences and training workshops.
Teaching of graduate courses in Epidemiology for various learners.

Position Qualifications:  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biostatistics/ bioinformatics or related field with a strong emphasis on computing, statistical methods and analysis of large datasets.
Outstanding analytical skills and willingness to learn new methods of risk modeling.
Programming experience in statistical and scripting languages (R, SAS, Stata, etc.).
Strong writing and verbal communication skills and a desire to publish.

Salary Range:

Benefits: This is a 2-year full-time position with a possibility for an extension. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will receive a competitive annual salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.


Application Information: To apply, please submit the following items as a single PDF to Ezinne Nwankwo, CFCS Project Coordinator, at

 A cover letter with a statement of research interests (1pg).
 Curriculum Vitae (CV) or extended resume with bibliography.
 Names and contact information of three references (including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address).

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Application Deadline: 05/31/2017