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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdocoral Fellow - The Wehner Laboratory in Houston, Texas

The Wehner Laboratory has an open, funded post-doctoral research fellow position in cancer epidemiology. The Wehner Laboratory is based in the Department of Health Services Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and focuses on patient-oriented skin cancer research. Our goal is to significantly decrease the burden of skin cancer in the United States. We strive to expand the understanding of skin cancer risk factors and prognostic markers, improve skin cancer care for vulnerable populations, as well as develop and test early detection and prevention interventions that directly impact patients. Our current research centers on skin cancer epidemiology and indoor tanning, utilizing large claims datasets as well as user-generated data. Please see for more information.

The Wehner Laboratory aims to provide a productive, supportive, and collaborative space for patient-oriented skin cancer research that includes trainees and research staff. We have ongoing projects available for a post-doctoral research fellow to take the lead on, as well as ample opportunity and resources for the fellow to explore new avenues of independent research. While the Wehner Laboratory primarily focuses on skin cancer, we are supportive of research in other cancer types. The post-doctoral research fellow will have the support of a full-time MPH-level Program Coordinator and a full time Master's-level Biostatistical Analyst. Additionally, we support a rich learning environment with trainees of a variety of levels. The Department of Health Services Research has an active group of principal investigators and biostatistical analysts and access to multiple large claims and cancer registry datasets.

The ideal candidate has clear career goals that we can work together to achieve.


• Advance skills in study design, data analysis, and interpretation, especially in large datasets

• Learn to develop independent lines of research

• Improve manuscript writing skills

• Present at national and international conferences

• Gain experience and skills to advance career to the desired next step, such as grant writing


• PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a closely related field

• Proficiency in spoken and written English

• Experience in population-based or patient-oriented research

• Proficiency with statistical programming (e.g. SAS, Stata, or R)

• A track record of publications and competence in writing manuscripts