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

The Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is seeking an individual with a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, data science, biostatistics (or related field) to join as a research analyst. The mission of ITEB is to conduct large-scale, international epidemiological research on cancer etiology and progression through integrative analyses of risk factors and tissue profiling to inform prevention and clinical strategies.

Position Description

This position may involve but is not limited to data management (data coding and cleaning), statistical analysis of epidemiologic and tissue-based data (derived from image analysis of whole slide and tissue microarray (TMA) images of hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), immunohistochemical (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), and other state-of-the-art staining modalities), study design and management (developing analysis plans, study protocols), and preparation of summary reports for presentation and publication. The research analyst will work under the supervision of Mustapha Abubakar, M.D., Ph.D., Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator, and in collaboration with other principal investigators within ITEB.

The position will involve working closely with the Molecular and Digital Pathology Laboratory to monitor study progress, manage project-specific imaging data, run image analysis, and manage the resulting data (data cleaning, harmonization, and statistical analysis).


Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, data science, biostatistics, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical software applications used in public health research, such as Stata and/or R, Python, C++ is a must (please indicate relevant software applications and degree of proficiency)
  • Organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Team oriented, with excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to learn and adopt new concepts in biomarker analysis

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with image analysis software such as Halo, QuPath, Visiopharm, Definiens, etc. (please indicate relevant software applications and level of proficiency)
  • Experience in the application of artificial intelligence (machine learning or deep learning) to pathology image analysis
  • Prior qualification in the biological sciences
  • Familiarity with pathology laboratory processes

Additional Details

The NCI is a great place to work, and the position encompasses excellent opportunities to learn and to grow professionally. Pay is commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefit package. This is a contract position at a government agency in Rockville, Maryland.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position to Ms. Sylvia Roberts with “Research Analyst (Computational Pathoepidemiology)” in the subject line. The ending date for applications is February 28, 2023, or until the position is filled.

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