Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions


Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Cancer Epidemiology Cohort and Consortia Coordination

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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.

Position Description

The successful candidate 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 Fellow 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.

Qualifications

  • Master in Epidemiology or Public Health with advanced relevant experience, preferably in biostatistics
  • B.S. or graduate experience in genetics or molecular biology preferred
  • 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

Salary/Benefits

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 $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.

Start Date

The anticipated start date is June 2014.

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 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.)

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: Cohorts and Consortia CRTA 2014.

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)
Telephone: (240) 276-6687
E-mail: cookal@mail.nih.gov

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Knowledge Integration

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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 knowledge integration.

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.

Position Description:

The Knowledge Integration (KI) team of the EGRP Office of the Associate Director (OAD) is responsible for systematically integrating the rapidly accumulating knowledge base and tools for cancer epidemiology and genomics to accelerate research through identifying scientific gaps and setting research priorities, informing and guiding evidence-based recommendations, and promoting rapid translation of scientific discoveries into prevention and clinical practice. The team accomplishes this by performing knowledge management (e.g., creation of online information and databases), conducting knowledge synthesis (e.g., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and meta-research), and knowledge translation (e.g., convening workshops and meetings of stakeholders). The team collaborates with colleagues across all the branches within EGRP and the NIH/NCI to conduct KI-related projects.

The Knowledge Integration CRTA would be responsible for linking publically available databases, extracting data from scientific publications and synthesizing data, and assisting with managing the Cancer Genomics and Epidemiology Navigator (CGEN). The fellow will also work closely with staff in EGRP branches to synthesize and communicate knowledge and data resulting from branch priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Master's-level degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field.
  • Detail-oriented individual with data analysis skills (SAS or SPSS preferred) as well as experience with complex spreadsheets.
  • Experience with scientific literature and related databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, writing, and project management skills.
  • A strong interest in public health, population-based research, and cancer control.
  • The ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Familiarity with web-based databases is a plus.
  • Informatics skills are a plus.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.

Application Requirements:

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in epidemiology, cancer control and prevention, and public health, as well as how you see this position furthering your career goals. Please indicate your earliest start date.
  • CV or resume.
  • Contact information for two professional references.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An official transcript for the most recent academic program of study. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted while official documents are being requested.

Stipend and Benefits:

The CRTA appointment is a one-year award, with option to renew for an additional year. The salary starts at $33,900 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; some flexibility on work hours is allowed.

Start Date:

April or May 2014.

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: KI CRTA 2014.

Inquiries:

Sheri D. Schully, Ph.D.
Knowledge Integration Team Lead
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, 4E106
Bethesda, MD 20892
240-276-6936
schullys@mail.nih.gov

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Nutritional 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 nutritional 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, pharmacoepidemiology, 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 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.

The Modifiable Risk Factors Branch (MFRB) plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in human populations related to factors that may be modifiable, such as nutrition, physical activity and energy balance, infectious diseases, and physical and chemical agents. View more information about MFRB.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage high-impact 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, conducting systematic reviews and portfolio analyses; summarizing and publishing research findings; 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 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, human nutrition, public health, environmental health, or related field.
  • A strong interest in nutritional epidemiology, public health, population-based research, and cancer control. Solid knowledge of human physiology is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.

Application Requirements:

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, environmental health, 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 $33,900 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 May 1, 2014, 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: MRFB CRTA 2014.

Inquiries

L. Joseph Su, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Modifiable Risk Factors Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Phone: 301-443-8066
sulj@mail.nih.gov

Somdat Mahabir, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Modifiable Risk Factors Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Phone: 301-496-0270
mahabir@mail.nih.gov

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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