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Cancer Epidemiology and Health Disparities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Sarah Jackson

The Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) under the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute is seeking an applicant with interest and experience in epidemiology to conduct research on cancer among transgender and gender expansive communities under the mentorship of Sarah S. Jackson, Ph.D., Earl Stadtman Investigator. 

Position Description

Projects will include a range of topics related to screening, risk factors, incidence, and outcomes of cancer among transgender and gender diverse adults. These projects will involve analyses of data from surveys and electronic health records, as well as primary data collection. 

The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored to achieve their goals, progressing to greater independence during the fellowship. Advantages of being a DCEG fellow include our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field. In addition to strong quantitative and writing skills, experience working with LGBTQ populations is preferred. Members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents; or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: 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.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Sarah Jackson.

To Apply

Please email your CV along with a cover letter detailing your qualifications/experience and why you are interested in the position to Dr. Jackson


Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland.