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Staff Scientist in Dosimetry Research, Radiation Epidemiology Branch

The Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is seeking to recruit a staff scientist to support all aspects of dosimetry research.

REB conducts a broad-based research program to identify, understand, and quantify the risk of cancer in populations exposed to medical, occupational, or environmental radiation, and to advance understanding of radiation carcinogenesis. REB emphasizes radiation research that informs radiation protection, addresses public health and clinical needs, and develops innovative dosimetry methods and tools to help further these research goals through its Dosimetry Unit. The REB Dosimetry Unit develops cutting-edge methods to estimate individualized organ-specific doses for our epidemiological studies. 

The staff scientist, working under the direction of a senior investigator within the REB Dosimetry Unit, will have responsibilities related to all aspects of REB’s dosimetry research program, as well as other related projects. The staff scientist should have a strong background in medical radiation physics, radiation dose measurement, computational human phantoms, and computer simulation techniques using a variety of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes. Specific duties will include assisting with planning and implementation of projects relevant to radiation dosimetry for cancer epidemiology, preparation of manuscripts for presentation or publication, mentoring of fellows, and writing professional service agreements and statements of work for contracts and purchasing. Some travel may be required.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree in medical physics, health physics, nuclear engineering or related field. Experience working with DICOM files, MATLAB scientific programming and radiation treatment planning systems would 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 by a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of work at scientific conferences. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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. The 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. 

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

Ms. Tricia Wilkerson
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E308 MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892

The closing date for applications is February 4, 2019.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers