Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Population Health & Digital Connected Health

Posted Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019
Department: 
School of Nursing – Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies
Position Description: 

The Mays Cancer Center at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) MD Anderson’s Population Science and Prevention (PSP) program and the School of Nursing Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on cancer prevention projects utilizing smart and connected health technologies. Applications for this 2-3 year fellowship will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as quickly as possible.

The fellowship will train the fellow for an independent academic research career. The fellow is expected to collaborate on established projects and is encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study inception, qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation, and applying for his/her own grants. The fellow will interact and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators from medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, and behavioral science. The fellow will be mentored primarily by Dr. Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Vice Dean for Research in the School of Nursing. An additional cancer center member(s) with focus in the area of the fellow’s research will serve as secondary mentor(s).

UT Health San Antonio serves San Antonio and the 50,000 square-mile area of South Texas. More than 3,000 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas. With a total faculty of 1,710, total workforce of 6,300, and an operating budget of $838.4 million, the University is considered a chief catalyst for the $37 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio. The Mays Cancer Center provides current, comprehensive and compassionate multidisciplinary patient treatment, while devoting time and resources to research that will facilitate the discovery of the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of cancer, and promote cancer education and prevention practices. The Population Science and Prevention program, specifically, conducts collaborative, hypothesis- and evidence-based, translational cancer prevention and control research that covers the entire cancer continuum. The School of Nursing houses the Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies, which is an interprofessional center that provides infrastructure support for research focused on mobile, wearable, and remote monitoring devices and its connection to the electronic heath record systems to facilitate clinician access to patient generated health data. In addition, integrating clinical decision support systems into the workflow of clinicians to address patient safety issues is also a focus of the center.

Position Requirements: 

Eligible candidates must have recently completed a research-oriented doctoral training program (PhD, DrPH, ScD, or other relevant doctoral program in social, behavioral, or population science). All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. This is a full time-position. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Support will be provided for conference travel and other training experiences.

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should provide a: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed summary of research interests, (3) CV, (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) a writing sample to Dr. Jing Wang (wangj1@uthscsa.edu) via email. In addition to the required documents listed above all applicants have the option to provide a concept paragraph describing a potential research project as part of their application.

Contact Name: 
Jing Wang
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Job Number: 
171

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.