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Occupational and Molecular Epidemiologist

A tenure-track/tenure eligible position is available in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB - Chief, Dr. Debra Silverman), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for a scientific investigator with expertise and experience in the conduct of molecular epidemiologic studies designed to evaluate cancer risks from occupational exposures. Candidates should have a strong background and at least 5 years of experience in design and conduct of molecular epidemiologic research using cross-sectional, case-control, and/or cohort studies of populations with occupational exposures relevant for cancer etiology. Candidates should have knowledge of, and demonstrated capacity to apply, state-of-the-art methods to a wide range of biomarkers utilized in cancer research.

The candidate should have a doctorate in epidemiology or a comparable doctoral degree, experience in carrying out molecular epidemiology studies, and a fundamental commitment to the study of occupational exposures. A demonstrated ability to carry out effective collaborations with investigators from different disciplines is critical. Also essential is the ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing, as demonstrated in presentations and publications. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program focused on identifying and clarifying occupational causes of cancer. Interested individuals should 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, Suite 7E328, MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892-9775

The closing date for applications is June 28, 2014.

DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers