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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii
Date Posted 07/13/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Responsible for conducting genetic, molecular, and cancer epidemiologic studies to study genetic, biomarker, and nutritional/lifestyle factors that are associated with risk and prognosis of human cancers and/or other complex traits. Contributes to study design, performs statistical and bioinformatics analyses, and prepares manuscripts. Presents research data at national and/or international scientific conferences and meetings, as well as internal seminars at UHCC. Trains other group members in data analyses and manuscript writing as needed.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: PhD, DrPH, or MD from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience performing statistical analysis of complex datasets and writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of study designs and statistical analysis techniques for epidemiologic, biomarker, genomic, or other omics studies. Ability to think critically and creatively. Possesses excellent manuscript writing skills and strong communication skills. Proficient in statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, or equivalent statistical software). Possesses programming skills and ability to use programming language (e.g., Python or Perl). Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subject training within three (3) months from date to hire. Must complete online forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training within two (2) weeks from date of hire or may be subject to termination. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to the University of Hawai‘i’s Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy. Violation of the RCUH’s, the UH’s, or the business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i’s Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in conducting genetic and omics epidemiologic studies. Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and possesses strong capability in learning new skills/knowledge.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, and search keyword "220101". You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Monday to Friday

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