EGRP News Flash - November 22, 2011
Host Susceptibility Factors Branch Seeks Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
The Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB) in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow. EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting about 500 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
The HSFB plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in cancer etiology focusing on host factors to reduce cancer risk in humans. The primary focus of the Branch is to support the identification of genomic factors that influence cancer risk. The Branch is further interested in how host factors interact with the environment to influence cancer risk, as well as how such factors might contribute to cancer health disparities. The HSFB CRTA will work closely with Branch staff to support current initiatives and activities (for example, DCCPS Biospecimen and International Research Coordination), as well as help develop, coordinate, and administer future efforts in emerging areas of scientific focus for the Branch.
This fellowship offers a rich learning experience that will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to work with teams of scientists and public health professionals at NCI, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and institutions around the country.