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Metabolic Epidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

Molecular Epidemiology Focusing on Nutrition, Microbiome, and Metabolomics

Applications are invited from epidemiologists or other public health scientists interested in nutrition, the microbiome, and metabolomics for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on gastrointestinal cancers.

The position is under the direction of Dr. Rashmi Sinha in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). DCEG is a leading biomedical institution in the fields of cancer epidemiology and genetics. This fellowship will be based in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) and will be focused on the studies of diet, such as meat and coffee, the human microbiome, and metabolomics in relation to gastrointestinal and other cancers. Studies of the microbiome and metabolome relevant to dietary factors are ongoing, utilizing multifaceted, biologically-based approaches to solving some of the urgent questions regarding the nutritional epidemiology of cancer. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to microbiome and metabolome data, cancer cohort resources within DCEG, and other consortium data, available for cutting-edge hypothesis testing and team collaborations. Mechanistic and methodological research opportunities are also available. 

Meet MEB fellows to learn more about their research.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a strong background in epidemiology and biology, and have an interest in investigating the novel areas of microbiome and metabolome. Competitive stipends commensurate with prior education and experience are available. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

For more information: contact Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D., Senior Investigator

To apply: See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.

Learn more about the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch.