Call for Applicants: Environmental Epidemiology Program Director

Submitting Letters of Interest

Please submit your letter of interest and CV by May 10, 2019 to

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), anticipates an opening for an Environmental Epidemiologist/Program Director in its Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB). EEB focuses on factors to reduce cancer risk in humans, including exposures to physical and chemical agents.

Scientists within the branch support investigators at domestic and international research institutions and provide expert oversight of extramural grant and cooperative agreement portfolios. Members of the EEB scientific team also use their expertise to determine research priorities, develop funding opportunities, and identify resources needed to accelerate scientific discovery. Learn more about EEB.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy. A formal position announcement will be posted on and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are often only open for 5 - 10 days.

Position Description

This position offers opportunities to develop scientific initiatives on the cutting edge of environmental epidemiology; responsibility for a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research, opportunities for transdisciplinary research collaboration among public, private, and academic stakeholders; opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and a scientifically energizing and collegial environment. Because of its emphasis on environmental epidemiology, this position will provide an opportunity to interact closely with scientists at institutions that share interests in the environment, such as the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program, Environmental Protection Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The anticipated full-time position will be based in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.


  • Relevant doctoral or medical degree (e.g. PhD, ScD, MD);
  • Training in environmental health, exposure science or toxicology with formal training in epidemiology;
  • Specialized research, knowledge, and expertise in cancer epidemiology with strong interest in chemical and/or physical exposures;
  • Peer-reviewed publication and presentation record;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, leadership and collaboration skills; and
  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Announcement Details

This position is likely to be advertised at the GS 13/14 level Health Scientist Administrator. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

The position is subject to a background investigation. Educational qualifications verified by official transcripts and submission of a Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE Form 450 are required.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and two representative publications to Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: EEB PD 2019.


Any questions about this pre-application announcement can be sent via e-mail to

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