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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Senior Research Epidemiologist

The Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC), a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI), is seeking a Research Scientist II/III (Senior Research Epidemiologist).

CRGC is the largest registry in the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results SEER program, covering 48 of the 58 California counties, with a population of nearly 20 million residents and over 100,000 incident cancer cases each year. The Senior Research Epidemiologist will contribute to the management of this contract including oversight of collection of high-quality data from the CRGC catchment area as well as data dissemination and use. Under the leadership of the SEER Principal Investigator/Research Program Director, the Senior Research Epidemiologist will provide guidance for research staff to conduct surveillance of cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival for residents of the CRGC catchment area. This position also provides support for researchers who are interested in including CRGC data in their studies, and opportunities to apply for funding to design and conduct independent research using CRGC data.

PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as Co-Investigator of PHI’s Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC) contracts with the National Cancer Institute’s SEER program. Assist the Principal Investigator in ensuring that the assigned scope of work is successfully completed and all contract deliverables met.
  • Contribute to the identification and support of research scientists, research associates, graduate students and support staff.
  • Mentor research staff, ensure adequate training available, encourage development of research proposals, and dissemination of results through scientific publications and presentations for professional meetings.
  • Promote data utilization and consult with internal and external researchers who wish to use CRGC and/or CCR data for research. Coordinate with CDPH/CCR to ensure requirements for release of CRGC data are met.
  • Conceptualize, propose, conduct, and coordinate epidemiologic research projects
  • Promote and maintain collaborative efforts for programmatic and research work between the three California SEER Regions, the statewide CCR, and California’s other research assets such as Cancer Centers and the American Cancer Society.
  • Lead development of manuscripts for publication; participate in the national and statewide dialogue on finding the causes and cures for cancer as appropriate.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in articulating a vision and implementing strategies for the CRGC and related PHI initiatives to advance cutting-edge population health strategies that align with shifts in clinical care, and to become more efficient through automation as new electronic and data tools are available. Identify other databases that can be linked with the CRGC data to enhance the research, knowledge, and utility of the CRGC database.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications – Research Scientist II

  • Master’s Degree in public health epidemiology or related field.
  • 5 years of experience managing surveillance, data collection, and complex research studies
  • Experience with cancer registries, either directly or indirectly by using registry data.
  • Experience in successful proposal development.
  • Proven track record successfully securing research funding.
  • Experience with preparation of publications for peer-reviewed journals and scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of cancer epidemiology, including study design, research methods, and data analysis.

Minimum Qualifications – Research Scientist III

  • Doctorate in public health epidemiology or related field, or MD with MPH
  • 7 years of experience managing surveillance, data collection, and complex research studies
  • Experience with cancer registries, either directly or indirectly by using registry data.
  • Experience in successful proposal development.
  • Proven track record successfully securing research funding.
  • Experience with preparation of publications for peer-reviewed journals and scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of cancer epidemiology, including study design, research methods, and data analysis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to work with physicians and other outside researchers to support the use of registry data in cancer research studies.
  • Ability to manage a budget of $5M+.

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) based in Sacramento, CA.
  • This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.
  • The classification level for this position will be determined by the successful candidate’s level of experience.

 

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