Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions

Fellow Sought for Genomic Epidemiology

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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) Fellow with an interest in genomic epidemiology.

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, immunological, and hormonal biological pathways; and social, cultural, and race/ethnic factors.

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. Learn more about GEB.

Position Description

The successful candidate will help coordinate and manage highly visible projects including Program-level activities for existing trans-NIH research projects and initiatives. Duties will include, but are not limited to: 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.


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, or a related discipline.
  • A strong interest in genomic epidemiology, public health, population-based research, and cancer control.
  • Experience 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.
  • 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 $36,200 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and $48,900 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 Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: GEB CRTA 2018.


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

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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