Clinical Genetics Fellowship Opportunities
Investigators and clinicians in the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) work with fellows to understand cancer etiology and translate this knowledge into evidence-based management strategies for persons at increased risk of cancer. Investigators work to identify new cancer susceptibility genes and factors contributing to elevated cancer risk in individuals and populations.
Training opportunities are available on projects related to:
- high-risk individuals and families
- phenotypic manifestations of inherited cancer syndromes
- psychological and social challenges related to being at high risk of cancer
- clinical observations of unusual cancer occurrences
- genomic and epidemiologic methods
Trainees gain practical knowledge about conducting clinical studies while learning basic molecular laboratory techniques and approaches. CGB fellowships are not primarily laboratory-based, though research projects often involve extensive collaboration with core facilities and laboratory collaborators. Learn more about the Clinical Genetics Branch research areas.
Apply to be a Fellow in CGB
Postdoctoral and clinical fellowship applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Contact investigators in CGB doing research in your area of interest with a copy of your CV; DCEG scientists are always on the lookout for new trainees. In addition, submit your CV to the application database so it can be reviewed by investigators across the NCI searching for trainees. You can also apply for training positions with specific investigators listed below.
Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators
- Genomic Epidemiology: Human Cancer/Carcinogenic HPV Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Lisa Mirabello
- Genetic Epidemiology of Skin Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Michael Sargen
- Genomic Studies of Pediatric Cancers Postdoctoral Fellowship with Drs. Lisa Mirabello and Sharon Savage
- Cancer Genomics of Lymphoproliferative or Gastrointestinal Cancers Postdoctoral Fellowship with Drs. Alisa Goldstein and Mary L. McMaster
- Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes Postdoctoral Fellowship with Drs. Sharon Savage and Lisa McReynolds
To explore training opportunities in other research areas, see a full list of the DCEG research groups on Apply for Fellowships page.
One of the main benefits of training in DCEG is working with the ‘best of the best’— DCEG investigators are pioneers in their field and there are abundant opportunities to collaborate with people across the U.S. and throughout the world. CGB is a diverse and supportive group, ranging from epidemiologists, clinicians, oncologists, and geneticists, which provides a wide range of perspectives to my work.