Cancer Research Training (CRTA) Fellowship Positions



Fellow Sought for Clinical Epidemiology

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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) fellowship in population health research focused on cancer patients, survivors, and others. This fellowship opportunity is within EGRP’s Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB), which plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in human populations related to etiologic and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, as well as factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and medical conditions.

This fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in evaluation of outcomes of cancer patients. The opportunity will provide the successful candidate the chance to support and contribute to efforts that include the impact of post-diagnosis lifestyle changes, molecularly targeted therapy, post-treatment surveillance, disease recurrence, and treatment effects. Opportunities include working with teams of scientists and public health professionals in a variety of research disciplines from NCI, the National Institutes of Health (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. Opportunities for publication authorship are expected. Learn more about CTEB.

NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the 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, and is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. Offices are located in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC.

Position Description

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, 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.

Qualifications

  • Masters 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 $35,500 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and $47,900 for someone with a doctoral degree, and is commensurate with experience. Health benefits are provided.

Application Deadline & 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: CTEB CRTA 2017.

Inquiries

Allison Cook, M.E.M.
National Cancer Institute
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E220, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)
(240) 276-6687
cookal@mail.nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Fellow Sought for Physical Activity Assessment

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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) with an interest in physical activity assessment.

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.

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 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 the disciplines of 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. It is anticipated the activities will focus primarily on the area of physical activity assessment.

Day-to-day activities might include preparing reports; assisting with study management, 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 Richard Troiano, Ph.D.

Stipend and Benefits

The starting salary is approximately $35,500 for a trainee with a relevant master's degree and $47,900 for someone with a doctorate degree, and is commensurate with experience. Health benefits are provided.

Application Deadline & Start Date

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

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's or doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, 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.

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 2017

Inquiries

Allison Cook, M.E.M.
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
240-276-6687
cookal@mail.nih.gov

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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