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Statistical Methods in Genetics and Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Diptavo Dutta

Diptavo Dutta, ITEB

Dr. Diptavo Dutta, an Earl Stadtman investigator in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest in developing statistical methods for analyzing high-dimensional, multi-omics data, in conjunction with large-scale genome-wide association studies of cancer.

Position Description

The candidate will have the opportunity to lead both methodological as well as collaborative research projects in current large-scale population-based genetic, genomic, and epidemiologic studies of cancers. Broad scientific goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Discovery of new molecular biomarkers of cancers through analyses of multi-omics
  • Modeling, and developing genetic risk-partitioning approaches
  • Integration of external functional annotation in genetic association studies and fine-mapping
  • Novel strategies for association analysis with rare variants

About the Organization

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics is a world-renowned research organization focused on discovering the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and developing new approaches to cancer prevention. The Division’s research informs public health policy in the United States and around the world. In particular, the mission of ITEB is to conduct 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. Investigators in the branch offer extraordinary opportunities for fellows to develop skills in genetics, genomics, and epidemiology to identify risk factors for cancer using large, population-based studies and through external collaborations. Find more details about ITEB'S research areas.


NCI offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development. Learn more about the advantages of a DCEG fellowship.


Candidates should have (or expect to have soon) a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field, with extensive statistical/quantitative training, and strong computational skills. The candidate should be team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an interest to develop statistical methods focused on applications in cancer genetics and genomics. Preferred qualifications include previous experience in problems related to genetics, handling genetic/genomic data and proficiency in R, Python or C++. 

To Apply

Applicants should send, via email, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests, and the names/contact information of three references to Sylvia Roberts. 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.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Dutta

To explore other integrative tumor epidemiology fellowships, see the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Fellowships Opportunities page. 

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