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Dr. Gilberto de Lima Lopes Junior, M.D., MBA, FAMS, at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, announces the availability of one Global Oncology Research Postdoctoral Associate position. Dr. Lopes serves as the Medical Director for International Programs and Associate Director for Global Oncology. The purpose of the Global Oncology Research Postdoctoral Associate position is for a physician to specialize in the emerging discipline of Global Oncology and lead cancer control efforts, improve clinical and health outcomes, conduct economic research and advocate for improvements upon their return to their home countries. The Global Oncology Research Postdoctoral Associate will be a one-year training program for one physician from a low- and middle-income (LMIC) country in Latin America and the Caribbean. The program is set to begin July 2018. Upon their return home, the Global Oncology Research Postdoctoral Associate will have expert leadership in the discipline and act as an example for their fellow students and teachers, government representatives, institutions of medical care, and partner collaborators. This opportunity is intended to support a physician researcher in low resource settings on scientific questions specific to those settings. This research has the potential to offer “reverse innovation” insights that could influence practice in a wide range of practice settings. Research may entail but is not limited to:
health systems, outcomes and economics in research related to cancer control and care, implementation research, prevention and palliative care, innovation in care delivery, and translational research. The final program will be designed to fulfill specific needs of the candidate, country, and health systems of the country of origin. Duties may include, but are not limited to: developing an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of cancer care, developing research skills, which optimize a compassionate and humanistic approach to cancer control and delivery in a LMIC, developing and initiating research projects (with the guidance of faculty), attending and participating in educational activities — journal clubs, hematology/oncology didactics, cancer round table conference, multidisciplinary conference, bone marrow conference, tumor boards, and conferences, learning to critically analyze medical literature, becoming aware of ethical issues that arise in end-of-life care, and attending program classes.
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: MD, DO or international equivalent working in any LMIC in Latin America or the Caribbean. Physician should have completed a residency program (or international equivalent) in either medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, or hematology. CV must include details such as undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; include past internships, residencies, fellowships and other professional work history; summarize received honors, scholarships, grants and memberships; include research experience and publications. CV must also include a personal statement discussing your interest in this Global Oncology Research Postdoctoral Associate position, your interest in our program and professional goals. You must express your commitment to return home with a role in global oncology education, advocacy, and research. Include a potential research area to study during the postdoctoral year. Also, your CV must include your USMLE final test score. Please include at least three letters of reference as part of your CV file when uploading your CV to your application.
You may also email your CV packet to the following:
Project Manager, Global Oncology & International Programs
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