Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions



Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), anticipates an opening for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow with an interest in clinical and translational epidemiology. 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. The successful candidate will interact with scientists from a variety of research disciplines, including cancer clinical and translational epidemiology, genomics, risk prediction, survivorship and public health; and also may have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers active in these arenas, leading to potential publications.

NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the NIH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer and is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. Its offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects including Program-level activities for existing trans-NIH research projects and initiatives. The incumbent also will assist with the coordination and development of future funding opportunities for the extramural research community. Duties will include organizing meetings, workshops, and teleconferences; preparing briefing materials, reports, and meeting summaries; performing literature searches, summarizing research findings, and analyzing grant portfolios; and developing or updating content for relevant websites. Additional duties will include attending relevant seminars and conferences. In accomplishing these activities, the successful candidates will meet frequently and work closely with EGRP staff.

The Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in human populations related to etiologic and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, and factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and conditions. View more information about CTEB. The CRTA candidate will work closely with Branch staff to support current Branch initiatives and activities, as well as help develop, coordinate, and administer future efforts in emerging areas of scientific focus for the Branch.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's level degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, pharmacology, or related field.
  • A strong interest in clinical and translational epidemiology, public health, population-based research, and cancer control. Knowledge and interest in genomics and cancer survivorship may be helpful.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, writing, and project management skills.
  • The ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Requirements

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in clinical and translational epidemiology, cancer control, and public health, as well as how you see this position furthering your career goals (include your earliest start date).
  • CV or resume.
  • Contact information for two professional references, along with brief description of type and duration of relationship.

Stipend and Benefits

The CRTA appointment is a one year award, with option to renew for an additional year. The salary starts at $34,500 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree, and could vary depending on years of relevant post master's degree experience. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided.

Start Date

Anticipated start date is spring 2016, but is negotiable.

Application Deadline

The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov. Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: CTEB CRTA 2016.

Inquiries

Allison Cook, M.E.M.
National Cancer Institute
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E220, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
(240) 276-6687
cookal@mail.nih.gov

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Fellow Sought for Project Management, Planning, Coordination and Analysis

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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for a Fellow with an interest in project management, planning, coordination and analysis. This fellowship opportunity is with the Office of the Associate Director, which develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of EGRP. The 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. NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of NIH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer. Its offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Learn more about EGRP at http://epi.grants.cancer.gov.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects, such as the NCI Cohort Consortium, a collaborative research effort with more than 50 scientific studies involving more than 7 million research participants. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, coordinating receipt and review of new research project proposals; compiling and tracking information about annual scientific progress reports, publications from more than 30 working groups, collaborative agreements and protocols; updating public website content; organizing monthly steering committee calls, maintaining an email listserv and communicating with more than 150 member scientists; and assisting with planning the NCI Cohort Consortium's meetings. Additional duties may include assistance with other EGRP-supported scientific meetings, development of materials for presentations, budget analysis and management and planning activities for major funded research initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Master's-level degree in epidemiology, public health, biological sciences, public administration, business administration or other related fields strongly preferred; however, willing to consider bachelor's degree with several years of experience in public administration or business administration.
  • A strong interest in project management.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and summarizing data.
  • Experience coordinating with large groups and senior-level staff.
  • Experience planning scientific conferences or meetings (in person meetings and/or webinars) desired, but not required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Requirements

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position, as well as how you see this position furthering your career goals (include your earliest start date).
  • CV or resume.
  • Contact information for two professional references, along with a brief description of the type and duration of your relationship with these individuals.

Stipend and Benefits

The Fellowship appointment is a one-year award, with an option to renew for an additional year. The salary starts at $28,900 for a post-baccalaureate trainee with 0-1 years of experience and $34,500 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and could vary depending on years of relevant experience. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided.

Start Date

The position is open immediately; start date is negotiable.

Application Deadline

The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov. Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: OAD CRTA 2016.

Inquiries

Allison Cook, M.E.M.
National Cancer Institute
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 4E220, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
(240) 276-6687
cookal@mail.nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Environmental Epidemiology

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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), anticipates an opening for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow with an interest in environmental epidemiology. 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. The successful candidate will interact with scientists from a variety of research disciplines, including epidemiology, genomics, clinical sciences, and public health; and also may have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers active in these arenas, leading to potential publications. NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer. Its offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Learn more about EGRP.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects including Program-level activities for existing trans-NIH research projects and initiatives. The incumbent also will assist with the coordination and development of future funding opportunities for the extramural research community. Duties will include performing literature searches, summarizing research findings, and analyzing grant portfolios; organizing meetings, workshops, and teleconferences; preparing briefing materials, reports, and meeting summaries; and developing or updating content for relevant Websites. Additional duties and training opportunities will include attending relevant seminars and conferences. In accomplishing these activities, the successful candidates will meet frequently and work closely with EGRP staff. Learn more about EGRP's Environmental Epidemiology Branch.

Qualifications

  • Master's level degree in epidemiology, public health, environmental health or related field.
  • A strong interest in cancer epidemiology, modifiable risk factors, population-based health, and public health. Research areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, environmental exposures; infectious agents; radiation, chemical or physical agents; and social determinants of health.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, writing, and project management skills.
  • The ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Requirements

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in epidemiology and public health, as well as how you see this position furthering your career goals (include your earliest start date).
  • CV or resume.
  • Contact information for two professional references, along with brief description of type and duration of relationship.

Stipend and Benefits

The CRTA appointment is a one year award, with option to renew for an additional year. The salary starts at $34,500 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree, and could vary depending on years of relevant post master's degree experience. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided.

Start Date

The earliest possible start date is March 2016, but is negotiable.

Application Deadline

The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov. Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: EEB CRTA 2016.

Inquiries

Allison Cook, M.E.M.
National Cancer Institute
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 4E220, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
(240) 276-6687
cookal@mail.nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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