Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions
Associate Coordinator for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts and Consortia
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) seeks a fellow for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) position in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).
This fellowship offers a rich learning experience that affords 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 administrators as well as scientists from a variety of research disciplines, including epidemiology, genomics, clinical sciences, and public health. He/she will also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers active in these arenas, participate in the design and implementation of consortia-related initiatives; analyze existing and publicly available data sets, and publish the results of these analyses.
NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of NIH, 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 supports about 300 research grants. Its offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
The successful candidate will be the Associate Coordinator for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts and Consortia and will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects related to trans-disciplinary cancer consortia and cancer cohorts. The trainee will function as a member of the OAD and work directly with EGRP scientists and administrators. Day-to-day activities may include organizing meetings, workshops, and webinars; preparing briefing materials; conducting literature reviews and searches and preparing related reports; participating in EGRP meetings; performing analyses of grant portfolios; and developing or updating content for relevant Websites.
The Associate Coordinator will participate and present at consortia and consortia-related meetings, perform data analyses, prepare abstracts and scientific manuscripts, and attend lectures or other training opportunities sponsored by NIH. Depending on experience, the trainee may have opportunities to initiate and develop his/her own projects, as well as work with other scientific staff at NCI and other NIH Institutes/Centers.
- Ph.D. in epidemiology or Master-level degree with advanced relevant experience, preferably in epidemiology and public health
- B.S. or graduate experience in genetics or molecular biology
- Strong understanding of epidemiologic principles
- Experience with related scientific literature, databases and data analysis packages
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, planning, writing, and project management skills
- Ability to work independently and on teams
- Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets
- Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
The CRTA position is a one-year award with EGRP, with the option to renew for an additional year. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. The salary starts at $45,500 for a trainee with a relevant doctoral degree and $33,900 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree, and could vary depending on years of relevant experience. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided. Flexitime and teleworking are available.
The anticipated start date is December 2013.
- 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 earliest start date)
- CV or resume
- Contact information for two professional references, along with brief description of type and duration of relationship.
- Undergraduate and graduate transcript (If official transcript is unavailable electronically, an unofficial transcript is acceptable.)
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: Cohorts and Consortia CRTA 2013.
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)
telephone: (240) 276-6687
DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.