Sep 15 2020
Job Description



University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center (UHCC), Population Sciences in the Pacific (PSP) Program, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 





  • Participates in all components of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Postdoctoral Training Program “Multidisciplinary Training in Ethnic Diversity and Cancer Disparities”, a collaborative effort of UHCC and the University of Southern California (USC).  
  • Identifies new research questions and designs analyses based on epidemiologic data (including diet and anthropometric variables) and molecular epidemiological data acquired from ongoing epidemiological investigations in Multiethnic Cohort participants. 
  • Performs statistical analysis of research data from the Multiethnic Cohort to evaluate factors relating to cancer risk and survival.  
  • Drafts manuscripts suitable for publication in high-impact journals in the field, reviews draft manuscripts with selected mentors, and presents findings in professional forums, and participates in the development of new grant applications. 
  • Works closely with study investigators, program staff, programmers, and biostatisticians at UHCC and USC to meet study goals.  
  • Attends research study and staff meetings.  
  • Regularly meets with mentors and other investigators to report on progress and problems or challenges with the research project. 



  • PhD, DrPH, or MD/MPH from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related discipline. 


  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in statistical analysis of complex datasets, writing manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presenting at national or international scientific conferences. 


  • Knowledge of epidemiologic study designs, and statistical analysis techniques for population studies. 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien due to the requirements of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (T32 grant).  
  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team.  
  • Must possess proven manuscript writing skills. 
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis using R, SAS or Stata. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Must possess proven organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, desire to learn, and timeliness of work. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subject training within one (1) month from date of hire.


  • Ability to lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds unassisted.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to the University of Hawai‘i's Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy. Violation of the RCUH's, the UH's, or the business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i's Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements.  



  • Experience with study data collection. 
  • Experience in analyzing dietary or nutritional data in prospective epidemiologic studies.  Knowledge of cancer biology and terminology. 
  • Desire to pursue a career in an academic research environment. 
  • Hands on experience conducting molecular biological studies, preferred.  
  • Previous experience working on cancer and other chronic diseases, preferred. 

INQUIRIES:  Kathleen Plaza 564-5908 (Oahu). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  December 14, 2020. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.