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Molecular Epidemiologic Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Demetrius Albanes

The Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is recruiting a highly motivated scientist (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) to join the research team of Demetrius Albanes, M.D., senior investigator. The team focuses on cancer risk and survival with an emphasis on the role of nutritional factors, vitamin supplementation, and the metabolomic signatures of cancer risk, mortality, and etiologic factors. 

MEB scientists investigate the biochemical, genetic, and mechanistic aspects of these interrelationships, particularly with respect to prostate cancer because of the limited knowledge regarding the etiology and prevention of this high-incidence malignancy. Cohort, nested case-control and interventional investigations are conducted. Research resources, including blood samples and germline DNA are available for the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study, the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO) Trial, other studies, and through several international consortium collaborations.

Goals of the fellowship include developing further cancer epidemiologic research skills related to study methodology and analysis, gaining a deeper understanding of cancer etiology and the means for prevention, actively publishing study findings in high-quality journals, career advancement, and participating in a collaborative team science environment.


Candidates should possess a strong background in epidemiology and the biological sciences, as well as excellent writing and statistical analytical skills. 

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a foreign national eligible for a training visa. Candidates are subject to a background investigation. 


To apply, submit a cover letter, CV and the names of three references to Dr. Albanes. Learn more about the advantages of a DCEG fellowship. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Albanes.

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