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) fellow in population health research focused on cancer survivorship.
This fellowship opportunity is within EGRP’s Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB), which promotes survivorship research activities that use epidemiologic methods to investigate how clinical, genomic, lifestyle and other factors affect cancer outcomes. Outcomes of interest include cancer progression, recurrence, survival, second cancers, as well as early- and late-onset adverse health outcomes. CTEB also focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of individualized risk prediction models that identify individuals at greatest risk of treatment-related adverse health outcomes. Learn more about CTEB.
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 (HHS). EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer.
This full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, but please note that all CTEB staff are currently on remote work status.
This fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in cancer survivorship and epidemiologic methods. It will provide the successful candidate with the chance to support and contribute to scientific efforts, including research on the impact of post-diagnosis lifestyle changes, molecularly targeted therapies, disease recurrence, and treatment effects. Opportunities will 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.
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 the following: 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.
The CRTA fellow will have access to career development resources (training courses in data science, epidemiology, clinical research, grants management, etc.). Opportunities for publication authorship and presenting at conferences are expected.* For more information on NIH resources available for fellows, please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/nih_resources.
- 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 $44,300 for a trainee with a relevant master’s degree and $55,400 for someone with a doctoral degree, and is commensurate with experience. For more information on health insurance benefits available for CRTA fellows, visit https://faes.org/content/health-insurance-services.
Application Deadline and Start Date
The start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled.