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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position: Social Determinants of Health and Racial Disparities in Cancer


The Health Equity Data Lab (HEDL) at the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society (LFIDS) seeks highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for a Resident Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of racial disparities and social determinants of health in cancer incidence and outcomes. This exciting interdisciplinary project lies at the convergence of network science and bioinformatics, and is led and managed by two PIs who are experts in their respective fields: Prof. Meenal Datta in the College of Engineering (cancer biology) and Prof. Margaret Traeger in the Mendoza College of Business (network science). This institute-supported project centers around collection and evaluation of social, health, and biological data to identify actionable paths forward to reduce cancer burden and improve survivorship in the nation’s most vulnerable communities.


Successful candidate must have the following qualifications: 

  • PhD or equivalent in Network Science, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Sociology, Biology, or a similar field.
  • Experience in robust data science techniques (e.g., with R, Python)

Additional qualifications: 

  • Candidates with expertise in social determinants of health and/or racial disparities in human health and disease will be viewed favorably.
  • Experience in machine learning and/or multi-modal data integration is desirable.
  • Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a brief description of their research interests, a curriculum vitae, anticipated start dates, and the names of at least three references to