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Genetic Epidemiology of Skin Cancer, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Michael Sargen

Michael Sargen, Assistant Clinical Investigator

Dr. Michael Sargen, Assistant Clinical Investigator in the Clinical Genetics Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow who is interested in investigating the etiology of aggressive skin cancer types (melanoma, sebaceous carcinoma, and others) through epidemiologic and molecular approaches.

Potential opportunities include:

  • Genotype-phenotype analyses using data from the NIH familial melanoma study and population genomics databases (UK Biobank, Geisinger MyCode)
  • Bioinformatics analyses of RNA and exome sequencing data, including assessments for viruses in select tumor types
  • Descriptive epidemiology of cutaneous malignancies
  • Chemoprevention trials for melanoma

DCEG is a research division of the NCI, one of the focal points for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Division is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its renowned epidemiologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to soon complete a doctoral degree program in epidemiology, bioinformatics, genetics, or related field. Individuals with training in epidemiologic methods or bioinformatics, strong analytic thinking skills, and an understanding of biological and molecular processes are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For more information about this position, contact Michael Sargen, M.D., Assistant Clinical Investigator.

To Apply

Applicants should submit their applications through the NCI Future Fellows Database and email Dr. Sargen of their intent to apply. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals eligible for a training visa.

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

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