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Current Openings

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) offers a wide variety of job opportunities. Browse current openings for:

  • Open Call for Applications (ongoing)
  • Recruitments for Staff Positions
  • Recruitments for Fellowships for Specific Projects

Open Call for Applications (ongoing)

Recruitments for Staff Positions

  • Branch Director, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch

    The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute is recruiting a visionary senior investigator to serve as Director of the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch within DCEG’s Trans-Divisional Research Program. The position of Branch Director is equivalent to that of an academic department chair.

  • Tenure-Track Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch

    The Radiation Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a tenure-track investigator to develop an independent research program focused on the adverse health effects of treatment, including radiotherapy, in cancer survivors, and modifiers of survival after cancer diagnosis.

  • Bioinformatics Scientists in Lung Cancer and Melanoma Studies (multiple positions), Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

    The Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics (DCEG) is seeking bioinformatics scientists for doctorate-level contractor and postdoctoral fellowship positions. Successful candidates have the possibility to work on several exciting lung cancer and melanoma studies.

  • Research Analyst in Computational Pathoepidemiology (Contractor), Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

    Opportunity: Research Analyst in Computational Pathoepidemiology (Contractor) for Stadtman investigator Dr. Mustapha Abubakar and other investigators in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics. Position will involve data management, statistical analysis of epidemiologic and tissue-based data, study design and management, and preparation of summary reports for presentation and publication.

Recruitments for Fellowships for Specific Projects

  • Statistical and Computational Methods Development Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Biostatistics Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics is seeking postdoctoral fellow(s) interested in developing statistical methods for analyzing novel types of data from studies of cancer. Such data include high-dimensional genetics and biomarker observations, data from electronic medical records, environmental and spatial data, and longitudinal and survival data.

  • Statistical Methods in Genetics and Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Dr. Diptavo Dutta, an investigator in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest in developing statistical methods for analyzing high-dimensional, multi-omics data, in conjunction with large-scale genome-wide association studies of cancer.

  • Genetic Epidemiology of Skin Cancer, Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Clinical Genetics Branch of DCEG seeks a motivated postdoctoral fellow who is interested in investigating the etiology of aggressive skin cancer types (melanoma, sebaceous carcinoma, and others) through epidemiologic and molecular approaches. 

  • Conduct Multidisciplinary Epidemiological Research on Burkitt Lymphoma Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Recruiting: Postdoctoral fellow to conduct multidisciplinary epidemiological research on Burkitt Lymphoma, under the mentorship of Dr. Sam Mbulaiteye, senior investigator.

  • Studies of Lung Cancer, Melanoma, and Kidney Cancer Using Genomic Data Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Learn how to use genome-wide association studies (GWAS), next-generation sequencing analysis, and genome-wide methylation analysis to study risk and progression of lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer.

  • Molecular Epidemiology and Occupational & Environmental Exposures Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Dr. Mark Purdue is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting research integrating classical and molecular epidemiologic methods to investigate the carcinogenicity of occupational and environmental exposures.

  • Environmental Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Study environmental risk factors for cancer and in developing and applying novel methods to assess exposures.

  • Molecular Epidemiology and Occupational and Environmental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Work on environmental molecular epidemiological studies of indoor and outdoor air pollution and lung cancer; environmental and occupational molecular epidemiology studies of chemicals and particulates; and nested case-control studies of molecular biomarkers and lung cancer within prospective cohorts.

  • Integrative Studies on the Etiology of Bladder Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Seeking a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting integrative studies on the etiology of bladder cancer.

  • Interdisciplinary Research in Radiation Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Radiation Epidemiology Branch of DCEG seeks qualified candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct interdisciplinary research on statistical issues in studying the role of radiation in cancer etiology, under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Little.

  • Genetics and Genomics of Melanoma Susceptibility Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join the research group of Kevin Brown, Ph.D., senior investigator in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics. The group studies the genetics underlying melanoma susceptibility and melanoma risk-associated phenotypes, focusing on translation of findings from genetic epidemiological studies including genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and family sequencing studies.

  • Genetics and Genomics of Bladder Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson research laboratory. The lab, located in the brand-new Consolidated Research Laboratories building at the NCI-Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland, conducts genetic, genomic and functional studies on bladder cancer and genetics of immunity. The goal is to identify and explore molecular mechanisms of germline variants identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for bladder cancer risk. To better understand disease mechanisms and translate the GWAS findings to the clinic, the analysis of germline variants is integrated with somatic genetics, transcriptomics, environmental exposures, and clinical outcomes.

  • Cancer Screening, Causal Inference, Risk Prediction, and Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Hormuzd Katki, Ph.D., a senior investigator in the Biostatistics Branch, is seeking an applicant with training in epidemiology or biostatistics for various epidemiologic or methodologic projects as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Molecular Epidemiologic Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of the Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is recruiting a highly motivated and talented scientist to study cancer risk and survival under the mentorship of Dr. Demetrius Albanes. Studies will have an emphasis on the role of nutritional factors, vitamin supplementation, and the metabolomic signatures of cancer risk, mortality and etiologic factors.

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in studies of diet, the human microbiome, and metabolomics in relation to gastrointestinal and other cancers, under the mentorship of Dr. Rashmi Sinha.

  • Functional Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Lung Cancer Susceptibility Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Fellowship offers an opportunity to explore the genetic risk of lung cancer by characterizing genomic loci associated with the disease in the general population. The focus of this position will be leading/co-leading international collaborative projects and designing and performing experiments while working closely with multidisciplinary experts such as bioinformaticians, clinicians, and statisticians.

  • Tumor Heterogeneity, Tumor Evolution, and Emerging Cancer Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Dr. Tongwu Zhang seeks a postdoctoral fellow specializing in bioinformatics or computation biology with an interest in unraveling the complexities of cancer genomics in multiple cancer types. The research focuses on studying tumor heterogeneity, tumor evolution, and cutting-edge aspects of cancer genomics.

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