• Assistant Scientist - Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology or Health Services Research - Detroit, MI

    Posted: 05/26/2021

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    Job Description

    The Department of Public Health Sciences and the Henry Ford Cancer Institute (HFCI) are expanding and seek assistant or associate-level doctoral research scientists to work among a team of clinical and population head and neck cancer researchers in collaboration with the Department of Otolaryngology.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue their independent research goals with a team of physician and public health scientists (cancer epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health services and patient-centered outcomes researchers) as well as collaborate as a co-investigator with established population researchers and clinicians providing evidence-based care. The candidate will develop his or her research program through a team-based approach working on multiple collaborative research proposals. Research experience in head and neck cancer is preferred. Additionally, experience with patient-reported outcomes is of great interest.

    Researchers can utilize HFHS's extensive resources including access to a large, stable, and diverse patient population; an advanced electronic health record, and a robust tissue biorepository. Our researchers have a long history of working to reduce health disparities. Researcher also have access to established and trained core staff (data collectors, programmers, study coordinators, analysts) to support their research.


    • To qualify for this position, individuals must have a PhD or equivalent degree, evidence of scholarly activity (publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals), strong writing skills and potential to be an independent and externally-funded investigator.
    • Post-doctoral research experience (min. 2 years) is preferred.
    • Staff scientists are expected to obtain NIH funding, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, present at scientific meetings, participate in academic activities, (i.e. NIH study sections, editorial boards), and in HFHS research activities.

    To qualify for this senior level position,
    • The individual must have:
      • A PhD, MD or equivalent degree;
      • Post-doctoral research experience;
      • Evidence of scholarly activity (publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals);
      • Potential to be an independent and externally-funded investigator (if hired at level 1) or clear evidence of an independent career (for levels 2 and 3).
    • Research Bioscientific Staff are expected to obtain NIH funding; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals; report data at scientific meetings; participate in academic activities, (i.e. NIH study sections, editorial boards); and participate in HFHS research activities as requested by Chairs and the Director of Research.

    Individuals can also attain senior staff status as a Core Staff.
    • Core Staff have equivalent educational requirements; however, these individuals are not required to obtain external funding.
    • Core Staff are expected to serve in the role of consultant/collaborator.
    • Hired by HFHS as Senior Bioscientific Staff (full time researcher). PhD or equivalent degree Minimum of 2 years experience after completion of doctoral training or equivalent at HFHS or other institution(s).
    • Co-authorship on minimum of 5 peer-reviewed publications.

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