Postdoctoral Scholar/Fellow - Cancer Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Holowatyj Lab/Team at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is seeking a talented scientist to join our interdisciplinary research team in the vibrant city of Nashville, TN. Our group investigates cancer etiology, health disparities and survivorship among adults younger than age 50 years.Our research program uniquely spans from cells to society by conducting both patient-based studies, including the Preserving Fertility After Colorectal Cancer Study (PREFACE; and the Appendiceal Cancer Consortium (APPECC;–and laboratory-based projects. 

The goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to conduct high-quality cancer epidemiologic research, with available projects in cancer risk factors, genetics, health disparities and survivorship. This position will involve a training program with participation in international consortia, statistical analyses, leadership on multiple publications, a cross-disciplinary mentoring team, project management experience and active participation in grant applications to support a track record of productivity for success.


• Completed a PhD, DrPH, MD or other doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics/statistics, genetics, genomics, psychology, computational sciences, nursing or medicine.

• Previous research experience in epidemiologic studies or biostatistics. Applicants with a history of research expertise in molecular/genetic epidemiology are strongly encouraged.

• Strong publication record and writing skills.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and home to the Vanderbilt T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (MAGEC). Vanderbilt offers unique access to rich training resources, experienced mentors, and numerous prospective cohort studies with biorepositories (including the PREFACE Study, Southern Community Cohort Study, Shanghai Men’s Health Study and Shanghai Women’s Health Study)—to support exceptional research and career growth in cancer epidemiology.

Contact Information:

To apply, please send the following materials to Dr. Andreana Holowatyj ([email protected]):

• A cover letter describing your interests and experiences,

• Current CV/resume (including a list of publications), and 

• Contact information for two references.

Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will occur as soon as they are received. 

For more information or questions, individuals are invited to contact Dr. Holowatyj.