Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biological Sciences
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Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Biological Sciences invites nominations and applications for postdoctoral research fellow at the rank of NIH-postdoc1 beginning September 3rd, 2019.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of Biological Sciences offers three undergraduate programs (Cellular & Molecular, Integrative, and Pre-Med), and two Master's degree programs (thesis and non-thesis).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lewallen Lab and the Minority Men's Health Initiative are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work on funded GIS-based projects alongside Dr. Eric Lewallen (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences). Specific aims of the research include: (1) characterizing the epidemiology of prostate cancer disparities between ethnic groups as they relate to demographic patterns of occurrence, and (2) examining the environmental variable(s) that most correlate with prostate cancer in areas of high occurrence. Several environmental data layers will be analyzed at fine spatial scales within areas of elevated prostate cancer in Virginia.


The postdoctoral research fellow will serve as an integral member of an exciting research team within the Minority Men's Health Initiative at Hampton University, and will be expected to: (a) assemble relevant literature, (b) procure cancer registry data, (c) examine environmental data, and (d) use ArcGIS to analyze spatial correlates of prostate cancer occurrence in Virginia. Collaborative opportunities to develop research beyond the project scope are available and encouraged both at Hampton University and among other institutions.


Applicants with prior experience using ArcGIS and knowledge of geospatial analyses or epidemiology will be given priority, but others are encouraged to apply. Compensation will be at the NIH year 1 postdoctoral salary level. This is a full-time appointment and will be funded for 12 months starting in the fall semester, 2019.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Faculty Employment, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to scholarly work, and a curriculum vitae. Applications may be submitted electronically to Dr. Eric Lewallen (eric.lewallen@hamptonu.edu) or mailed to:


            Eric A. Lewallen, PhD

            Hampton University

            Department of Biological Sciences

            Dupont Hall 107

            Hampton, VA 23668

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