University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Post-doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Behavioral Science is accepting applications for several post-doctoral fellowships in biostatistics or quantitative psychology. The successful candidate will join a growing team of biostatisticians, quantitative psychologists, data managers and programmers in the Section of Behavioral Statistics on a wide variety of behavioral science research projects related to cancer prevention. Methodological areas of focus for qualified candidates include longitudinal data, structural equation modeling, correlated data, time series analysis, missing data and measurement error. Successful candidates will collaborate with department investigators on existing projects and develop an independent program of methodologic research in one of the areas listed above. Salary for these positions is $38,000 with excellent fringe benefits. Requirements include a Doctoral degree in biostatistics, quantitative psychology, or related field and experience in research and statistical analysis, preferably in an academic and/or biomedical environment. Knowledge of behavioral science and medical terminology, particularly oncology, would be a plus.

The Department of Behavioral Science, established in 1993, provides an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for collaborative and independent research. We currently have five tenured and six tenure-track faculty and 15 junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows. There is a wealth of applied and methodologic quantitative opportunities available to the motivated individual. Areas of behavioral science research include smoking prevention and cessation, reproductive health after cancer, adherence to cancer screening and early detection, spousal and family relationships, quality of life of cancer survivors and stress and immune function. Our innovative interventions utilize state-of-the-art technology including CD-ROMs, internet and hand-held computers. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is located within Houston's Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.

M.D. Anderson has been ranked the top cancer center in the nation this year and one of the top two centers for the previous 10 years according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey. Houston is a dynamic, metropolitan city with a strong economy enhanced by a diverse and multi-cultural population and reasonable living expenses.

The Department expects to review applications beginning March 1, 2001, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Application procedures: Forward cover letter, curriculum vita and professional reference list to Carl de Moor, Ph.D., Chief, Section of Behavioral Statistics, Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., HMB 3.020, Box 243, Houston, Texas 77030; email:; FAX: 713-794-4730.

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a smoke-free environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.