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Research Assistant in Epidemiology (Contractor) - Rockville, Maryland

Dr. Montserrat Garcia-Closas is seeking applicants for a research assistant (contractor) position that offers outstanding opportunities for professional development, including contributing to high-impact research. The research assistant will contribute to the project management of the Confluence Project, a large and exciting project that brings together scientists from multiple breast cancer consortia to investigate the genetic architecture of breast cancer and improve risk prediction and prognosis of the disease. The position also offers opportunities to contribute to other breast cancer epidemiology research projects, including assisting with study management, data analysis, generating tables and figures for presentations or publications, and contributing to literature reviews.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who wants to be integrated into a dynamic and collaborative research group and contribute to high-impact research. This position offers excellent career development opportunities and is ideal for recent graduates that are considering pursuing a doctorate or medical degree.

Qualifications: Seeking an individual with either a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or a related field, or with comparable experience. The position will involve on-the-job training and is best suited for someone with fewer than five years of experience post-M.P.H./M.S. Given the training involved with the position, we are seeking applicants available for at least a two-year minimum commitment. Excellent writing and oral (English) communication skills are required. Experience in SAS is required and R is highly desired. The job requires excellent organization abilities, attention to details, initiative, an aptitude for multi-tasking, and experience with producing deliverables under tight deadlines.

For more information contact:
Thomas Ahearn, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Staff Scientist, Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Thomas Ahearn.  

Candidates are subject to a background investigation. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers, dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs.