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Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow - Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

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Location: Marshfield, WI
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11599
Posted: July 7, 2017

Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin. MCRI is the research division of Marshfield Clinic, an integrated multispecialty health care system with over 700 physicians and 50+ regional centers. The MCRI Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) in collaboration with the MCRI Oncology Research Program is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support and engage in research activities in cancer research. We have the resources and expertise to conduct cutting-edge cancer research, including a combined electronic medical record and extensive data warehouse archive; tumor, medication, immunization, and other clinical registries, and a large group of experienced epidemiologists, oncology researchers, and scientific support staff. MCRI is an active site in several national research networks relevant to cancer, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Research Network, the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, and the Greater Plains Collaborative Network within the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) PCORNet. Research at MCRI is funded by a variety of federal agencies and other sources, including CDC, NIH, NIOSH, FDA, AHRQ, PCORI, and industry.

Marshfield is a city in central Wisconsin, about 2 hours north of Madison. It offers all the benefits of a small city lifestyle with convenient access to metropolitan areas, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Chicago. The community offers a rewarding and low stress lifestyle with short commute times, an excellent school system, affordable housing, cultural events, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. The Washington Post has ranked Marshfield High School as one of the best schools in Wisconsin. Recently voted the 5th best small city in which to raise a family, Marshfield combines small city charm with Midwestern hospitality.

Cancer Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to train within and contribute to its growing cancer research program, focused on clinical epidemiology, health care effectiveness, and patient-centered research across the cancer spectrum. The cancer research program and the fellowship are joint efforts between MCRI’s Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health, and the Oncology Research Program in MCRI’s Clinical Research Center. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to: a) assist in the development and management of local and collaborative cancer research infrastructure, b) conduct local and multisite study design, development, and startup, c) develop and analyze study datasets, d) prepare and present manuscripts and scientific abstracts, e) participate in grant writing. The postdoctoral fellow will interact frequently with collaborators within research networks funded by NCI and PCORI. The cancer post-doctoral program is co-directed by senior epidemiologist Robert Greenlee, PhD, MPH, and Oncology Research Program director Adedayo Onitilo, MD, PhD, MSCR, FACP.


  • PhD in Epidemiology or related field, or MD/DO with additional training in Epidemiology or related field.
  • Two years of research experience (which may include dissertation preparation) within cancer research.
  • Experience planning and carrying out research experiments and projects.
  • Experience with publication of original research in peer-reviewed sources.
  • Experience with multicenter research projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in clinical epidemiology, heath care effectiveness, and patient-centered research preferred.

Marshfield Clinic offers competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, employer-funded retirement plan, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested applicants are invited to submit an online application along with resume and cover letter. For more information, contact Angela Koehler in Human Resources at

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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

1000 N. Oak Avenue

Marshfield, WI 54449

Marshfield Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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