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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, Texas

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Behavioral Science at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Dr. Montealegre's laboratory, where behavioral epidemiologic and implementation science research in health disparities and cancer prevention in underserved, underrepresented, and minoritized populations is conducted.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct epidemiologic research to better understand the burden of cervical cancer in the U.S. and be involved in the conduct, analysis, and dissemination of the PRESTIS Trial (Prospective Evaluation of Self-Testing to Increase Screening). The PRESTIS trial is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of mailed self-sample HPV testing in a large, urban safety net health system. Its aims are to determine the effectiveness of mailed self-sample HPV testing kits to improve cervical cancer screening participation among patients who are overdue for clinic-based screening and test programmatic strategies (specifically patient navigation) to optimize implementation effectiveness. Secondary analyses performed by the postdoctoral associate will elucidate screening participation patterns in the PRESTIS trial and inform future interventions that expand the reach and enhance the effectiveness of self-sample HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among medically underserved women.


  • Receives training in cancer health disparities and designing interventions

  • Assists in developing innovative interventions and grant writing.

  • Evaluate and analyzes data.

  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals.

  • Attends scientific conferences and presents research findings.


Per grant funding requirements for this position, only US citizens can be hired into this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required: Ph.D. in Epidemiology. No experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. with prior experience or expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics are encouraged to apply.