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Epidemiologic Research Assistant (Contractor Position), Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

The Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) is seeking an epidemiologic research assistant. The assistant will help with administrative functions that support research such as maintaining records of study progress and publications, coordinating various administrative projects, and organizing scientific meetings. The assistant will work closely with the Chief of ITEB to assist in documenting and executing ITEB's strategic plan. In addition, the assistant will assist multiple investigators in all aspects of epidemiologic cancer research, including data management (data coding and cleaning, specimen tracking); analysis (entry-level statistical analysis of epidemiologic and laboratory data); and preparation of reports for presentation or publication.

Qualifications: Individuals may hold a bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, biobehavioral health, biology, or a related field. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office software and familiarity with citation management programs are preferred. Job requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a team, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, ability to interact with individuals from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, and an aptitude for multi-tasking.

Organization Description: The NCI is an exciting place to work and the position provides excellent learning opportunities. Pay is commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). 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 Gretchen Gierach, with "Epidemiologic Research Assistant" in the subject line. 

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.