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Call for Applicants: Environmental Epidemiology Program Director

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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). The EEB focuses on factors to reduce cancer risk in humans, including exposures to physical and chemical agents. Learn more about EEB.

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.

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 sciences or toxicology with formal training in epidemiology;
  • Specialized research, knowledge, and expertise in cancer epidemiology with strong interest in chemical and/or physical exposures;
  • Strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community that will advance our understanding of the factors that contribute to cancer incidence;
  • Peer-reviewed publication and presentation record;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, leadership and collaboration skills; and
  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Salary and Benefits

This position is likely to be advertised at the GS 13/14 level, for which the 2018 pay range is $96,970 to $148,967 per year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

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 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy. Candidates who submit a letter of interest and vitae will be notified when the position is officially listed on the USAJOBS website. To be considered for this position, interested individuals must also apply for the position through the USAJOBS website. The position will likely be classified as a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) or Medical Officer (Research). Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are only open for 5 - 10 days.

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.


Audrey Wellons, M.P.H.
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
(240) 276-6716

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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