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Research Assistant (Contractor), Trans-Divisional Research Program - Rockville, Maryland

The Trans-Divisional Research Program (TDRP), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), is seeking a research assistant to join an interdisciplinary, collaborative scientific team in epidemiology and data science. The assistant will help with administrative functions that support research such as preparation of documentation, reports/graphics for presentations and publications, preparing reports/tables, submissions to scientific journals, maintaining records of study progress and publications, management of communications, website content updates, organizing scientific meetings/events, assisting in contract management, organizing official travel, and maintaining and coordinating calendars.  

Organization Description: DCEG is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its distinguished epidemiologists, geneticists, biostatisticians and data scientists conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention. Within DCEG, TDRP conducts and facilitates trans-Divisional research in and across DCEG, provides strategic advice and direction for the Division, and hosts the coordinating center for a large prospective cohort study (Connect for Cancer Prevention), the Data Science and Engineering Research Group, and the Garcia-Closas Research Group focusing on breast cancer research. Find more information on the DCEG Trans-Divisional Research Program.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a science-related field, including public health, epidemiology, behavioral health, quantitative methods, science writing/communications. Experience with communication, collaboration, business intelligence, graphical and analytic tools is highly desirable. These include but are not limited to Microsoft Office products (e.g Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint), or Gitter. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to work with a variety of work styles; collaborative teamwork; and oral and written communications skills. Candidates must be able to work independently, respond to time-sensitive requests, and work well in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. This position is subject to a background investigation.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to: Ms. Ka Lai Lou (please include "Research Assistant Application" in the email subject line). Any questions also can be directed to the email address above. Applications will be considered as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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