Biostatistics Opportunities with Specific Investigators
Current Training Program
- NCI – Hopkins Predoctoral Training Partnership in Biostatistics
Overview: The Biostatistics Branch (BB) in DCEG and the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) have created a joint pre-doctoral pilot program to train biostatistics students in the area of cancer epidemiology and genetics. It is hoped that this four-year pilot program will lead to a future, long-standing training program between the two institutes.
Eligibility: Students who are either applying to JHSPH to begin their Ph.D. training in biostatistics in the Fall of 2009 or who are outstanding Ph.D. candidates already enrolled in the JHSPH doctoral program in biostatistics. Up to two students will be selected per year with a targeted total enrollment of four trainees.
Training Curriculum: Trainees spend the first two academic years in-residence at JHSPH with summers spent gaining research experience with BB investigators in the DCEG at NCI. The three-year dissertation phase is spent full-time at NCI, where students will receive an NCI stipend (currently in the range of $31,700-33,700). Faculty from JHSPH and the DCEG provide joint mentorship of trainees throughout their course of study.
For more information on this new initiative, you may contact Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chief of BB, DCEG and Prof. Kung-Yee Liang (email@example.com), Co-Graduate Program Director, Department of Biostatistics, JHSPH.
Current Training Opportunity(s)
- Training in Methods for Epidemiologic Studies with Dr. Sholom Wacholder
Overview: Dr. Wacholder is looking for a postdoc interested in methods for design, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic studies. The emphasis of the research will be on applications addressing important public health and clinical questions with primary data. In addition to strong quantitative skills, this position requires either knowledge of methods for epidemiologic studies or solid statistical training. For more details on the opportunity, please contact Dr. Wacholder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Training in Applied Statistics and Quantitative Epidemiology with Dr. Hormuzd Katki
Overview: Dr. Katki is looking for a postdoctoral fellow interested in developing statistical methods for epidemiology or conducting sophisticated quantitative epidemiologic analyses. Possible areas for developing statistical methods include evaluating risk models, developing dynamic risk models, analyzing massive administrative databases, or applying sampling theory to epidemiology. Possible areas of quantitative epidemiologic analysis include developing risk calculations using a variety of data sources for clinical use in cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening, evaluating the potential impact of hypothetical screening programs, and quantifying the benefits of smoking cessation. The emphasis of the research will be on applications addressing important public health and clinical questions with primary data. In addition to strong quantitative and computational skills, this position requires either knowledge of methods for epidemiologic studies or solid statistical training. For more details on the opportunity, please contact Dr. Katki (email@example.com).
See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.