EGRP News Flash - August 18, 2010

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Environmental Epidemiology

The Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), anticipates an opening in 2010 for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow with an interest in environmental epidemiology The CRTA provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in cancer epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and public health. NCI is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with recognized scientists in the fields of environmental health, cancer epidemiology, genetics, public health and communications. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to collaborate with active researchers in this arena leading to a potential publication. The position requires skills in project management, interpersonal communication, public health, and environmental cancer epidemiology and will involve collaboration and interaction with administrative staff and researchers at NIH and other academic and research institutions.

Position Description: The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects including the Program-level activities for existing trans-NIH research initiatives related to the environment and cancer risk. Duties include, but are not limited to, organizing meetings, workshops, and teleconferences; preparing briefing materials, reports, and meeting summaries; performing literature searches and analyses of grant portfolios; and developing or updating content for relevant Websites. Additional duties include attending relevant seminars and conferences. In accomplishing these activities the successful candidate will meet frequently and work closely with the EGRP Environment and Cancer Coordinating Committee.


  • Minimum of a B.S. in environmental health or related field.
  • A strong interest in public health, population-based research, and cancer control.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, writing, and project management skills.
  • The ability to work independently and on teams.
  • Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets.

Application Requirements:

  • A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in environmental 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.

Salary/Benefits: The CRTA appointment is a one- or two-year position with EGRP. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. The salary range is expected to be approximately $26,500 to $37,800 for a trainee with a bachelor's degree and $31,700 to $38,200 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree or more. Health benefits are provided.

Start Date: The start date for this position is negotiable.

Application Deadline: The position is open until filled.


Britt C. Reid, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Chief, Modifiable Risk Factors Branch
Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute Executive
Plaza North, Room 5134
6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7393
Bethesda, MD 20892-7393
Voice: 301-435-4914
Fax: 301-435-6609

Mailing Address: Send applications electronically as PDF attachments to

EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting about 400 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Further information about EGRP.

NCI is the primary Federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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