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Microbiome and Cancer Risk Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Emily Vogtmann

Emily Vogtmann, Earl Stadtman investigator

Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Emily Vogtmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., an Earl Stadtman investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest in conducting research to understand the potential association between the human microbiome and cancer. The human microbiome is garnering significant interest in relation to health but is still relatively understudied in relation to cancer. Specific areas of Dr. Vogtmann’s research include:

  • Determining the association between the human microbiome and cancer risk with a particular focus on cancers of the lung, colorectum, head/neck, and breast;
  • Considering the association between the human microbiome and cancer risk factors;
  • Evaluating methods for the collection, storage, and processing of samples and data for the study of the human microbiome.

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.


The potential candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of epidemiologists, laboratory scientists, bioinformaticians, and biostatisticians. The NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) has a long tradition of conducting large-scale, population-based studies and has excellent resources for microbiome sample handling, bioinformatics, and statistical analyses. In addition, DCEG offers extensive career development training through its Office of Education.


Applicants with or soon to receive a doctoral degree in epidemiology are encouraged to apply. Experience analyzing microbiome data is a plus, but not required. A successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work in an interdisciplinary team. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.


Applicants can email a CV and cover letter, along with any questions, to Dr. Emily Vogtmann. 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.

To explore other metabolic epidemiology fellowships, see the Metabolic Epidemiology Fellowship Opportunities page.

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