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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Benjamin Chung

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Chung, Benjamin
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Marvin Langston
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Support is available for 1-year appointment with renewal up to 3 years of training
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applicants should submit the required materials to Benjamin Chung (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 

The Stanford Urologic Cancer Epidemiology Lab, led by Associate Professor of Urology Dr. Benjamin I. Chung at Stanford University, is seeking a talented scientist to join the research team. Kidney cancer incidence rates have steadily grown since the 1990s, with kidney cancer becoming the ninth most diagnosed cancer in the US.  Kidney cancer, often detected incidentally by imaging, is an often-understudied neoplasm in cancer epidemiology research. Kidney cancer represents the deadliest urological neoplasm and has a dismal late-stage 5-year survival rate.  The goal of this postdoctoral program is to conduct high-quality epidemiological research in the field of kidney cancer epidemiology (including prevention and screening, control, etiology, health disparities, treatment, and survivorship).  Research will be accomplished through an immersive program designed to provide fellows with the methodology, clinical exposure, and track record of productivity to succeed.
Training Overview

  • Individualized mentorship from a vibrant group of successful faculty from both urology and epidemiology at Stanford.
  • Opportunities for didactic training in epidemiology and research methodology.
  • Access to patients and data from local and national leading studies.
  • Clinical exposure through outpatient clinic shadowing.
  • Opportunities to develop and apply for research grants.
  • Stanford University offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

   o Support is available for 1-year appointment with renewal up to 3 years of training and includes:
       Tuition, books, and software; Research-related costs; Conference travel.
       See for more information about Stanford Postdoctoral Benefits

Required Qualifications: 
  • Completed PhD, DrPH, MD, or another doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to population health research, including but not limited to Epidemiology, Urology, Public Health and Policy, Biostatistics, Computational and Data Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • An interest in studying kidney cancer epidemiology. Previous experience in kidney cancer research is not mandatory. Applicants with a history of research expertise from other cancer sites or benign kidney research are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants are not limited to United States citizens.
Required Application Materials: 
  • A statement describing areas of research interest, career goals, and relevant experience.
  •  An updated CV or resume plus a list of publications.
  •  Complete contact information for three persons of reference.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.