December 18, 2018

Cancer Control and Population Science

By msequeira

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Control and Population Science

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in a variety of projects concerning cancer risk reduction, screening determinants, multilevel/multicomponent behavioral interventions, and cancer epidemiology. The candidate will be encouraged to develop independent projects along these lines of research. Dr. Shiraz Mishra, Full Member of the UNMCCC, will supervise the postdoctoral work. We seek a candidate with background and interests that complement existing strengths in: (1) cancer health disparities; (2) social/environmental determinants of health; (3) multilevel behavioral interventions; (4) indigenous health; (5) health services research; (6) behavioral and social science methodologies (e.g., mixed methods research, implementation research, big data analytics); and (7) rural health.


  1. Design community-based participatory, clinical, and epidemiological research studies
  2. Build and sustain partnerships with tribal entities and healthcare facilities
  3. Collaborate on developing study strategies, methods, and designs
  4. Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses and interpret study findings
  5. Write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and research reports
  6. Assist with grant development and writing
  7. Disseminate research findings through conference presentations

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified individuals must have completed a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, behavioral science, epidemiology, public health, or related field is required. The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills. History of working with indigenous populations, peer-reviewed publications, and analytical skills for large datasets are preferred. Applicant must be proficient in SAS, State, R, or equivalent statistical package and in qualitative research methods using software such as Atlas.ti or NVIVO.

Qualified individuals must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter (describing training and research experience), full CV, and a list of at least three references (with contact information) to:

Amanda Leigh
Division Administrator
UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tags: cancer research, population science, UNMCC Postdocs