Job Opportunities in Cancer Epidemiology and Genomics Research

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Opportunities to join the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program are listed below as they become available. For federal positions, EGRP will post invitations to submit letters of interest ahead of positions being listing on usajobs.gov, where all federal positions must be advertised. Individuals interested in joining EGRP, either as a federal employee or fellow, are encouraged to speak with current staff throughout the application process.

Leadership Positions

EGRP branch chiefs enjoy a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with opportunities to manage and mentor engaged scientific and programmatic staff, fellows, and trainees; develop research and funding priorities to cultivate a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research; lead and participate in crossdisciplinary 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 currently no openings for leadership positions in EGRP.


Program Director Positions

These are positions for scientists to provide scientific management of cancer epidemiology grants and influence the trajectory of research in cancer epidemiology, and have significant collaboration and leadership opportunities with scientists across NIH involved in large scientific endeavors and initiatives in areas of relevance to cancer epidemiology.

EGRP is not currently accepting applications for Program Director positions.


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.

Fellow Sought for Diet, Weight, and/or Physical Activity Assessment

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), is recruiting qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship with an interest in diet, weight, and/or physical activity.

The CRTA Fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in monitoring cancer-related risk factors in the population and improving methods of assessing those factors to gain experience working as an extramural scientist at the NCI. The CRTA appointment is a one-year position, with an option to renew, with the Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB). Learn more about RFAB at https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet-physical-activity/.

This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity to work with leaders in the field of population monitoring and assessment of cancer risk factors, particularly diet, weight, and physical activity. The trainee will work at the NCI, the largest Institute of the NIH, and the leader in providing research direction and funding for cancer research nationwide. The position allows contact with a large number of scientists representing disciplines of nutrition, physical activity, epidemiology, statistics, and public health, among others.

Position Description

The trainee will function as a member of RFAB and work with RFAB staff on projects related to the Branch mission. The trainee will work collaboratively in a support role with scientific staff at the NCI and other Institutes at the NIH in the design, development, and analysis of research projects. Day-to-day activities might include preparing reports; assisting with development and evaluation of questionnaires/other assessment tools, maintenance of databases, analyzing data, and authoring publications; conducting literature searches; gathering and summarizing background information about scientific findings and health policy; participating in Branch meetings; and attending lectures and meetings sponsored by the NIH or other agencies. The trainee will be supervised by Jill Reedy, PhD, Chief, RFAB. It is anticipated the activities will focus primarily on the areas of diet, weight, and/or physical activity.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, nutrition, exercise science, statistics, or a related field.
  • A strong interest in public health, population-based research, and cancer control.
  • Experience conducting research or serving as a research assistant on a scientific project.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, writing, and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently in conducting self-directed research projects and on research teams.
  • Data management skills (experience with spreadsheets and statistical software packages is desirable).
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Stipend and Benefits

The starting salary is approximately $41,200 for a trainee with a relevant master’s degree and $51,500 for someone with a doctorate degree. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits are provided.

Application Deadline and Start Date

The start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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: RFAB CRTA 2020.

Inquiries

Audrey Wellons, M.P.H.
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E312, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
240-276-6716
audrey.wellons@nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Fellow Sought for Genomic Epidemiology

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recruiting qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship focused on the genomic epidemiology of cancer.

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 manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer. This fellowship opportunity is within EGRP’s Genomic Epidemiology Branch (GEB), which plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in human populations related to factors that influence personal susceptibility to cancer, such as genetic, epigenetic, metabolic, immunological, and and race/ethnic factors.

This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity to work closely with Branch staff to support current genomic epidemiology initiatives and activities, as well as help develop, coordinate, and administer future efforts in emerging areas of scientific focus for GEB. Learn more about GEB.

Position Description

The successful candidate will function as a member of the GEB team and work with GEB staff to support coordination, planning, evaluation, and analysis of various programmatic, scientific and planning activities related to GEB’s mission. Additionally, the Fellow is encouraged to initiate and develop his or her own genomic epidemiology related research projects utilizing existing resources. Examples of research and programmatic areas of emphasis include research in the genetic epidemiology of cancer in human populations (considering both common and rare genetic variations), polygenic risk scores, participant engagement, and health disparities.

Day-to-day activities might include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting literature reviews;
  • Performing program assessments and grant portfolio analyses;
  • Performing secondary data analyses of existing and publicly available datasets;
  • Contributing to scientific manuscripts, meeting reports, and presentations;
  • Organizing meetings, workshops, and webinars;
  • Participating in Division, Program, and Branch meetings;
  • Developing or updating content for relevant websites; and
  • Attending relevant seminars and conferences.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree with a strong background in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related discipline.
  • A strong interest in public health, population-based research, cancer control, and exploring the genetic architecture of complex diseases.
  • Experience conducting research or serving as a research assistant on a scientific project; with particular experience in reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills.
  • Experience managing projects and performing analyses.
  • Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets.
  • Experience with GWAS, TWAS, PRS or other current genomic epidemiology technologies/analysis methods.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • 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 $41,200 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and $51,500 for someone with a doctoral degree, and is commensurate with experience. Health benefits are provided.

Application Deadline and Start Date

The start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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: GEB CRTA 2019.

Inquiries

Audrey Wellons, M.P.H.
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E312, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
240-276-6716
audrey.wellons@nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Fellow Sought for Project Management, Evaluation, Planning, Coordination, and Analysis

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for a Fellow with an interest in project management, evaluation, planning, coordination and analysis.

NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of 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 fellowship opportunity is with the Office of the Associate Director (OAD), which develops and implements the mission and scientific and strategic agenda of EGRP. Learn more about EGRP at https://epi.grants.cancer.gov/about/.

The 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.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate, evaluate, and manage highly visible programmatic projects in the OAD and across EGRP. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: managing planning activities for major funded research initiatives in EGRP; preparing reports; supporting strategic planning efforts; maintenance of databases; coordinating the evaluation of the EGRP grant portfolio. The incumbent would also help manage, coordinate, and plan special projects with the Associate Director including help with preparing and organizing presentations and proposals, and conducting literature searches. Additional duties include participating in and assisting with EGRP-supported scientific meetings, webinars, and other project management tasks.

Qualifications

  • Master’s-level degree in epidemiology, public health, biological sciences, public administration, business administration or other related fields strongly preferred; willing to consider candidates with a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in public administration or business administration.
  • A strong interest and excellent skills in project management.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing data.
  • Excellent data management skills.
  • Experience with coordinating or planning meetings desired, but not required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, planning and writing skills.
  • 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 $41,200 for a trainee with a relevant master’s degree. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Health benefits and training opportunities are provided.

Application Deadline and Start Date

The position is open immediately; start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.

Application Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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: OAD CRTA 2019.

Inquiries

Audrey Wellons, M.P.H.
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E312, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
240-276-6716
audrey.wellons@nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.