Postdocs

Postdoctoral Scholar at the Intersection of Cancer, Dementia, and Genetic Epidemiology

Though both cancer and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) generally increase with age, studies drawing on varied samples, study designs, and analytic approaches have found that each condition is associated with a reduced risk of the other. This postdoctoral fellow will participate in a funded project to investigate: 1) patterns of the inverse comorbidity between cancer and AD/ADRD, overall and by race/ethnicity, education, and age; 2) genome-wide, gene expression, and variant level genetic factors that may contribute to the inverse comorbidity; 3) lifestyle factors that may contribute to the inverse comorbidity; and 4) physiologic or treatment responses to cancer that reduce the risk of AD/ADRD.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics Applications to Cognitive Aging and Brain Health

The San Francisco VA Health Care System is recruiting for an advanced two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Epidemiology with a focus on using bioinformatic approaches to solve new challenges in cognitive and brain health research. Potential areas of application to bioinformatic concepts include big data, genetic epidemiology secondary data, prognostic models, pharmacoepidemiology, digital health, and machine learning.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model Research Group

The Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model research group seeks a highly motivated scholar to join our multidisciplinary team for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will collaborate closely with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo to develop and disseminate original research that supports the group’s research agenda and enhances the capabilities of the CVD Policy Model.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dementia Epidemiology

The primary goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the first-ever estimates of the key modifiable Alzheimer’s disease risk factors for the state of California, including estimates for specific sub-populations of interest such as women and communities of color.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Effects of Social Policies on Cardiovascular Health and Aging

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) are seeking an individual to conduct innovative research to examine the effects of social policies (such as school racial segregation, poverty alleviation policies) on cardiovascular health and aging.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging

Researchers are seeking an individual for a two-year position engaged in evaluating barriers and facilitators of long-term services and supports for older adults living alone with cognitive impairment.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the San Francisco Coordinating Center

This program offers one or two fellowships for two to three years in the epidemiology of aging or the biological basis and biomarkers for healthy aging.

Training for Research on Aging and Chronic Disease (NIA T32)

This program emphasizes the integration of evidence from populations to translational applications in practice and policy. It focuses on chronic diseases and aging, including Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, cancer, musculoskeletal and cardiometabolic disorders.

Training in the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer

This program offers a set of instructional and research opportunities to exceptional postdoctoral candidates in order to promote their careers as independent researchers in the interdisciplinary “field” of genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer.

Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral (CRISP) Fellowship

We are excited to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS), the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Clinical Research Informatics Postdoctoral (CRISP) Fellowship will provide training for clinician investigators who seek to advance the science of clinical research informatics and improve healthcare.

Additional Opportunities

Fellows Advancement Skills Training in Clinical Research (FAST-CaR)

The goals of the Fellows Advancement Skills Training in Clinical Research (FAST-CaR) program are to help clinical research fellows at UCSF to have a tighter-knit community and to have structured career development activities and ongoing research project feedback.

K-Grant Writing Workshop

Workshop series three times per year for approximately 4-8 UCSF clinical research scholars (fellows or early junior faculty), who are planning to apply for a K-series grant in patient-oriented research.