EGRP News Flash - January 20, 2012

Employment Opportunities in Host Susceptibility Factors Branch

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking Program Directors for the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's (EGRP) Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB).

The Host Susceptibility Factors Branch 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.

These positions offer:

  • Opportunities to develop initiatives on the cutting edge of cancer epidemiology,
  • Responsibility for a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research,
  • Opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration,
  • Research opportunities, and
  • A scientifically energizing and collegial environment.

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). EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting about 500 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually.


  • Relevant doctoral or medical degree
  • Formal training in epidemiology
  • Experience and expertise in genetic epidemiology, and
  • Strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community (predominantly university-based) that will move forward our understanding of the factors that contribute to cancer development, progression, and survival.

Interested individuals should apply for these positions through the NIH-wide recruitment announcement posted on Monday January 16, 2012 on the USAJOBS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy as Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer). Access the complete announcement and application materials by inserting in the keyword search box the following announcement number: NIH-GR-DE-12-584237. To be considered, candidates must formally apply through the USAJOBS Web site.

These positions are advertised at the GS 12/14 level, for which the pay range is $74,872 to $136, 771 per year. U.S. citizenship is required.

The deadline for applications is January 25, 2012.

EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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