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Staff Scientist in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a staff scientist in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB). 

ITEB conducts 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. ITEB develops methods to support this cutting-edge research, integrating molecular pathology, somatic and germline genomics, tissue imaging, and epidemiology; trains pre- and postdoctoral fellows in integrative epidemiologic research; and participates in and contributes to national and international organizations and consortia to promote integrative tumor epidemiologic research.  All ITEB studies are highly interdisciplinary.

The staff scientist, working under the direction of a senior investigator within ITEB, will have responsibilities for all aspects of two major studies of lung cancer and melanoma and other related projects. Specific duties will include assisting with study design (developing protocols, questionnaires, tools for exposure assessment, specimen and imaging collection procedures), management (human subjects’ approvals, contracts and purchasing orders, data coding and cleaning, manipulating and harmonizing data from a variety of sources, specimens tracking, communication with International investigators to monitor study progress, organizing and coordinating meetings), basic statistical analysis, and preparation of reports for presentation or publication. Some international travel is required.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology or public health).  Experience in field-based epidemiological research would be an asset. Experience in genetics and genomics studies would also be an asset. The position requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. The ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing is essential, as demonstrated in presentations and publications. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests and experience, and two letters of reference to:

Ms. Sadie Holmes-Lillie
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E202 MSC 9774
Bethesda, MD 20892

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, December 31, 2019

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers