Postdoctoral Associate - Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Among Survivors

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Postdoctoral Associate - Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Among Survivors

Posting Date: April 4, 2024

A full-time Postdoctoral Associate position is available within the Yale School of Nursing to assist with the project implementation and closely work with Dr. Hermine Poghosyan.  This is a one-year position with a potential to extend for another year and with a start date; July 1st, 2024. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Associate with a strong research background to participate as a professional team member and contribute to ongoing research projects in cancer health disparities, tobacco control and cessation. We are seeking scholars with research interests in cancer health disparities, cancer survivorship, lung cancer screening, and tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.  In this position, the scholar will be encouraged to conduct mentored and independent research with an emphasis on study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants and will also have opportunities to further develop their skills as an independent researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Poghosyan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the research team in handling data produced from quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Creating analytic databases
  • Developing analytical models under the guidance of the Investigators and the Biostatistician
  • Providing support with literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of study findings through publications and presentations
  • Leading and collaborating on peer-reviewed manuscript publications
  • Maintaining IRB compliance and updating IRB protocols as necessary, and
  • Performing other duties as assigned. 
  • Collaborating proficiently and communicating effectively with colleagues and management teams
  • Being able to design and perform hands on experiments and maintain detailed documentation


  • Must have a PhD in a field applicable to cancer research and associated experience in a health-related area such as public health, nursing, psychology, health policy, social or behavioral sciences, or another relevant field. 
  • All requirements of the doctoral degree must be completed before the position start date. 
  • Recent PhD graduates and candidates with prior postdoctoral experience are both appropriate.
  • Primary research interests should be in the areas of cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship; lung cancer screening behavior; tobacco prevention and cessation among cancer survivors.
  • Have a high level of pre-doctoral publication activity
  • Have excellent analytic and writing skills and demonstrated potential of scholarly research including content-relevant peer-reviewed publications.
  • Knowledge of using statistical software, Stata.
  • Be able to interpret statistical output and work independently as well as collaboratively

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • A PhD in Nursing is preferred.
  • Strong data analytical skills.
  • Experience using and analyzing population-based data.
  • Excellent past academic performance evidenced with publications.


To apply: Please submit a CV, letter of research interests, 3-5 reprints/preprints of publications, and the names and contact information of three individual references to: Dr. Hermine Poghosyan ( AND Cindy DeCoste, Research Project Coordinator (

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff.  We welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minority groups, and protected veterans.

Job Type: 
Academic Jobs - Yale
Posting Date Field: 
Monday, April 15, 2024