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Occupational Epidemiology/Industrial Hygiene, Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Position

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a tenure-track/tenure-eligible position for an Occupational Exposure Assessor (Ph.D. or equivalent).  Candidates should have expertise and experience in the conduct of exposure assessment in the context of epidemiologic studies relating occupational exposures to disease risk.  Additional expertise in biologic monitoring and statistical modeling are a plus.

The studies of occupation-related risk carried out by OEEB include retrospective assessment of historical exposures, through industry and questionnaire-based evaluations in case-control and cohort studies, on-site evaluation of exposures through air, dermal and biological monitoring, and studies of early biologic effects and genetic susceptibility.  A demonstrated ability to carry out effective collaborations with investigators from different disciplines is critical, as is the ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing, as demonstrated by presentations and publications.  The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong and creative independent research program in this area.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.  Candidates may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (  The successful candidates(s) will develop an independent research program focused on assessing cancer-causing exposures in complex occupational settings, in relation to cancer risk.  Interested individuals should electronically send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests and experience, copies of selected publications, and three letters of reference to:

Ms. Linda Littlejohn
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892-9775

Review of applications will begin on or about April 5, 2013; however, the search will continue until a qualified candidate is found.  A completed application is required in order to be considered for this position.  Additional information about staff and ongoing research in DCEG and in the OEEB Branch is available at  Please contact Dr. Debra Silverman (301-496-9093 or, OEEB Branch Chief, for questions about the position.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.