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Opportunities to join the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) are listed below as they become available.
EGRP’s leadership team enjoys a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with opportunities to manage and mentor engaged scientific staff, programmatic staff, and trainees; develop research and funding priorities to cultivate a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research; lead and participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations in public, private, and academic sectors; develop national and international scientific programming; conduct independent research, publish, and present at professional meetings; and advance the public health agenda in disease prevention and control.
There are no vacancy announcements at this time.
EGRP in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) welcomes letters of interest from researchers with training and experience in cancer epidemiology or related epidemiologic specialty areas (such as clinical, environmental or genetic epidemiology).
Program Directors Sought for EGRP
EGRP in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) welcomes applications from researchers with training and experience in cancer epidemiology or related epidemiologic specialty areas (such as clinical, environmental or genetic epidemiology).
EGRP supports research in human populations to understand determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes and translate findings to clinical and public health interventions. Learn more about EGRP’s research areas and the active grants in EGRP’s portfolio.
This is an announcement of full-time positions based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Interested individuals must apply to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) global recruitment announcement through USAjobs.gov to be considered. EGRP will consider candidates who apply to the health scientist administrator global announcements for GS 12/13/14. These announcements are open September 18-27, 2023.
- Delegated Examining (Open to the Public): GS-12/13/14 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientist Review Officer)
- Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates): GS-12/13/14 Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer/Scientific Review Officer)
EGRP’s scientific staff are part of a scientifically energizing and collegial environment, with ample opportunities to:
- Manage a portfolio of research conducted at academic institutions across the United States and internationally in topics such as clinical, environmental, genetic, and nutritional epidemiology, as well as cancer survivorship;
- Identify scientific gaps and opportunities in NCI’s research portfolio and develop novel research and funding priorities to cultivate a diverse portfolio of research;
- Lead and participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations across NIH and in public, private, and academic sectors;
- Develop national and international scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues and supplements, conferences, and workshops); and
- Mentor fellows.
The anticipated full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland.
Preferred candidates will have a degree in epidemiology with expertise in cancer epidemiology or specialty areas of epidemiology as they relate to cancer research (e.g., clinical or genetic epidemiology). Preferred candidates should also have experience leading scientific projects, the ability to work effectively with a variety of transdisciplinary groups and organizations, experience working independently and collaboratively in scientific teams, excellent public speaking and writing abilities, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. More information about educational requirements for various grades is available on https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.
Candidates must be a US citizen or US national.
Letters of Interest
Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov. Use "EGRP Program Director 2023" as the email subject line.
For questions about the position, please contact nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov.
DCCPS is deeply committed to building a diverse health sciences workforce that maintains, fosters, and promotes an equitable, inclusive, accessible, and nurturing work environment. Diverse teams foster scientific innovation, improve the quality of research, contribute their lived experiences to a robust learning environment, advance the likelihood that underserved or health disparity populations participate in and benefit from health research, and enhance public trust. To that end, DCCPS is seeking a dynamic candidate to serve as a program director.
Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship Positions
These fellowship positions offer a rich learning experience that afford successful candidates the opportunity to work with teams of scientists and public health professionals at the NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and institutions around the country.
Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Fellowship
The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in population health research focused on cancer survivorship.
This full-time fellowship opportunity is within EGRP’s Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB), which promotes survivorship research activities that use epidemiologic methods to investigate how clinical, genomic, lifestyle, and other factors affect cancer outcomes. Outcomes of interest include cancer progression, recurrence, survival, second cancers, as well as early- and late-onset adverse health outcomes. CTEB also focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of individualized risk prediction models that identify individuals at greatest risk of treatment-related adverse health outcomes. Learn more about CTEB.
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 (HHS). EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer.
This position, renewable up to two years, is based in Rockville, Maryland and offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in cancer survivorship and epidemiologic methods. It will provide the successful candidate with the chance to support and contribute to scientific efforts, including research on the impact of post-diagnosis lifestyle changes, molecularly targeted therapies, disease recurrence, and treatment effects. Opportunities will include working with teams of scientists and public health professionals in a variety of research disciplines from NCI, NIH, and other institutions around the country. The trainee will work closely with CTEB staff to support current initiatives and activities, as well as help develop, coordinate, and administer future efforts in emerging areas of scientific focus for the Branch.
The trainee will work collaboratively in a support role with scientific staff in the Branch and other parts of EGRP and DCCPS on projects related to the Branch’s mission. The trainee will support the coordination and management of highly visible projects that may reach across other NCI Divisions and NIH Institutes. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following: organizing meetings, workshops, and teleconferences; preparing briefing materials, reports, and meeting summaries; performing literature searches, summarizing research findings, and analyzing grant portfolios; developing or updating content for relevant websites; and attending relevant seminars and conferences. The trainee also will be responsible for statistical analyses and scientific writing, and is expected to have knowledge of terminology relating to cancer epidemiology, cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship.
The CRTA fellow will have access to career development resources (training courses in data science, epidemiology, clinical research, grants management, etc.). Opportunities for publication authorship and presenting at conferences are expected. For more information on NIH resources available for fellows, please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/nih_resources.
- Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, pharmacology, or a related discipline.
- A strong interest in cancer, including risk prediction, detection, treatment, and survivorship; clinical and translational epidemiology and public health; and data analysis.
- Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature; managing and analyzing epidemiologic and other data; scientific writing; and working on scientific teams.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of terminology relating to cancer epidemiology, cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship.
- The ability to work independently and on teams.
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Stipend and Benefits
The CRTA appointment is a one year award, with the option to renew for an additional year. The starting salary is approximately $48,600 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and $60,200 for someone with a doctoral degree, and is commensurate with experience. For more information on health insurance benefits available for CRTA fellows, visit https://faes.org/content/health-insurance-services.
Application Deadline & Start Date
The start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.
- 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 (include citizenship status).
- Contact information for two professional references, along with a brief description of the type and duration of your relationship with these individuals.
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 2023.
Audrey Wellons, MPH
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr., Room 4E312, Rockville, MD 20850
HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.