The Department of Health Services Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has an opening for two postdoctoral fellowships. Under the mentorship of Dr. Iakovos Toumazis, these postdoctoral fellowships will provide highly motivated individuals with the opportunity to contribute to the design, implementation, analysis, and publication of high-impact studies focusing on public health policy, decision analytics, mathematical modeling and microsimulation modeling. The first position focuses on the development and application of decision analytical models to optimize sequential decision-making under uncertainty for lung cancer screening (OR-focused position). The second position focuses on the development and application of computer simulation-based modeling to simulate the lung cancer disease progression and assess the impact of alternative interventions on cancer incidence and mortality (microsimulation-focused position).
Qualified candidates should have or be close to completion of a Doctorate Degree in industrial engineering, operations research, computer science, health services research, epidemiology, health-outcomes research, biostatistics, data science or a related quantitative field.
The two fellowships are for one-year, full-time commitment, renewable upon mutual consent with competitive salary and benefits. Opportunities for the fellows to write and submit their individual career development grants (e.g. NIH career development award) would be provided and strongly supported by the PI and the institution.
MD Anderson consistently tops U.S. News & World Report's list for cancer care ("America's Best Hospitals") and is located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world's largest. The proximity of the TMC to Rice University and the Museum District, light rail connections to world-class performing arts and professional sporting venues, a short drive from Galveston and the Texas coast, and a diverse population of Houston are a few features of this uniquely cosmopolitan and affordable city.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter personalizing one's interest in the position(s), with information about research experience and interests, and their CV with the names and contact information for references to Dr. Iakovos Toumazis, IToumazis@mdanderson.org with subject: "Postdoctoral Fellowship – OR" or Apply via Slate for the OR-focused position or with subject "Postdoctoral Fellowship – Microsimulation" or Apply via Slate for the microsimulation-focused position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until both positions are filled.
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