Res Post Doc Fellow - Cancer Center

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia   •  

Philadelphia, PA

Industry: Healthcare

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Not Specified years

Posted 49 days ago

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Job Summary

The Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a pediatric cancer treatment facility staffed by internationally recognized pediatric oncologists and teams with expertise in every type of pediatric cancer is seeking a postdoctoral fellow

Our physicians, who have expertise in the rarest and most common pediatric cancers, work together to diagnose and treat patients using an evidence-based approach backed by the latest research advancements. The Cancer Center offers a full range of therapies, from standard treatment protocols to unique clinical trials that are only available at CHOP.

We developed our care model by asking the question, "What would a family want in a care team as they enter our center, at any stage — newly diagnosed, later in therapy or in survivorship?" We believe the answer is that every child should have the opportunity to have their condition consulted upon, treated, followed and cared for by internationally recognized experts in the field of pediatric oncology.

To facilitate this, we have developed dedicated multidisciplinary teams, organized around diagnosis or type of cancer, and review conferences, which are meetings where our experts discuss every aspect of your child's case. This ensures each child, at every stage of treatment, has a personalized care plan and is getting the best possible recommendations.

Our care team model allows families to see fewer physicians so they can build an ongoing relationship. It also allows our pediatric oncologists to gain an in-depth understanding of their patients and families so they can better meet their needs.

Families also benefit from the many research advances that are being made at our Center for Childhood Cancer Research. When a discovery is made that leads to a new treatment for childhood cancer, we have the resources to quickly implement it for our patients.

The postdoctoral fellow will, under the direction/guidance of a mentor (principal investigator), assume responsibility for a specific, on-going research project. The postdoc experience will serve to extend, refine and enhance skills necessary for professional and career development, and will enable the individual to broaden his/her scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. It is expected that this individual will conduct independent scholarly research, and will contribute directly to the overall research goals of the project and the research group. Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording and interpretation/evaluation of data, and communication of results. Postdocs will also be expected to acquire technical, lab management, and manuscript/grant writing skills; and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. Postdoctoral fellows also may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research, and assist with the development of other research projects in the lab. During the postdoctoral fellowship, clear training goals will be established, and a mentorship plan.

Ideal applicant will have a background in psychology, public health, nursing, or other related fields.

Candidate is expected to have excellent managerial, writing, research, and data management skills, as well as experience with hospital based research working with medical teams.

The ideal candidate would have experience with multi-site studies, mobile health/digital health studies, adolescent/young adults, research with individuals with cancer or other health conditions, qualitative data collection and analysis, management of other study staff, SPSS, and Redcap.

Job Responsibilities

Manage new R01 tracking AYA cancer survivor self-management across multiple sites.

Manage data across multiple studies including data from multiple mobile health studies with daily data points and end user/passive data.

Analyze data and collaborate with biostatisticians/psychometricians on data analysis.

Assistance in managing the lab, oversight of multiple studies and coordinators and staff.

Distribute research via writing and conference presentations.

Assistance in writing grants.

Assist with overseeing IRB/regulatory issues across studies

Depending on interests, experiences, and fit, the person in this position could also provide admin support and strategic planning for CHOP’s Mobile Health Research Affinity Group within the Research Institute

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Additional Technical Requirements

The ideal candidate would have experience with multi-site studies, mobile health/digital health studies, adolescent/young adults, research with individuals with cancer or other health conditions, qualitative data collection and analysis, management of other study staff, SPSS, and Redcap.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.