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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Biostatistics Branch

Developing statistical methods for epidemiology and collaboration on epidemiology studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biostatistics

We anticipate multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions in the coming year. These opportunities are 100% research opportunities that will allow recent Ph.D. recipients to build their methodological and collaborative research programs. Strong candidates from statistics and biostatistics doctoral programs who are eligible to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement). Preference will be given to candidates interested in applied problems, and with superior communication skills.

Please see the full fellowship announcement and details to apply (pdf, 42 KB).

Biostatistics Branch Highlights

Investigators in the Biostatistics Branch (BB) develop statistical methods and data resources to strengthen observational studies, intervention trials, and laboratory investigations of cancer.

Research Mission

BB's research mission is to contribute to the understanding of cancer etiology and the improvement of public health through the development and application of quantitative methods.  BB investigators frequently serve as consultants on major studies across DCEG.  Learn more about BB research areas.


BB offers opportunities for post-doctoral research in statistical methods for epidemiologic research, genetic epidemiology, and risk assessment, and for projects in analytic and descriptive epidemiology. Postdoctoral fellows also have an opportunity to collaborate on important epidemiologic studies, many of which include molecular and genetic components. Meet our current BB fellows and learn about BB research training opportunities.

Tools and Resources

BB investigators develop statistical and computational tools for epidemiologic and laboratory studies, and distribute those tools to collaborators and the greater scientific community. Learn more about BB tools and resources.


Branch investigators are key participants in large, complex, interdisciplinary studies in collaboration with scientists throughout the NCI and NIH, and with investigators and public health officials at other government agencies and academic and research institutions in the U.S. and abroad.