Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Outcomes Simulation-Based Modeling at Stanford University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Outcomes Simulation-Based Modeling is available in Dr. Sylvia Plevritis’ Lab located in the James H. Clark Center at Stanford University. The fellowship focuses on the development and application of computer simulation-based modeling to study the impact of alternative cancer screening and treatment strategies on cancer incidence and mortality rates in the US population and inform public health policy. A major component of the research involves either (1) simulating the cost-effectiveness of alternative lung cancer screening guidelines, or (2) simulating the impact of treatment on distant recurrence.  The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in a field related to simulation modeling (i.e. operations research, applied mathematics, economics) or a field that involves training in statistical analysis of clinical data (i.e. biostatistics, health-outcomes research, epidemiology).  Experience in stochastic simulation modeling, Monte Carlo methods, parameter estimation, survival analysis and computer programming (R or Python) is critical.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 3 references to Ramzi Totah via email:, with subject line “Cancer Outcomes Simulation-Based Modeling.”

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.