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Postdoctoral Fellow - Applied Decision Science

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Decision Science in Cancer

The Decision Support Lab at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accepting applications for postdoctoral research fellows interested in applied decision science. The Decision Support Lab is based in the Department of Health Services Research and is directed by Robert J. Volk, PhD. The Lab also operates the Decision Science Core at MD Anderson, a shared resource funded by a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant. More information about the Decision Science Core can be found here: https://www.mdanderson.org/research/research-resources/core-facilities/decision-science-core-facility.html.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Opportunities in this fellowship include:

Developing and testing methods for presenting risk information and uncertainty to patients
Developing and testing methods and instruments for assessing the quality of patient decision making
Developing and testing methods of assessing preferences in making decisions about screening and tobacco cessation
Collaborating on other projects in decision science across the cancer care spectrum

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates should have a doctorate in health services, public health, psychology, epidemiology, biostatistics, engineering, informatics, human factors, graphic design, or a related field. Prior experience in tobacco cessation, secondary prevention, health services, or decision-making research is strongly preferred. Publications in decision science and strong quantitative skills are important. All candidates must have evidence of strong writing skills.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION
Interested applicants should upload the following materials:

1. Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae specifying past research experience, interests, and future goals. Upload both CV and cover letter as one pdf

2. At least one published or unpublished manuscript by the applicant

4. At least 2 letters of reference from collaborators/mentors


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