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Molecular Epidemiology of Kidney Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Work with Dr. Mark Purdue

Mark Purdue, senior investigator in OEEB

Mark Purdue, Ph.D.

Mark Purdue, Ph.D., a senior investigator in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting epidemiologic research into occupational, environmental, and molecular/genetic risk factors for kidney cancer and other malignancies.  

Dr. Purdue is conducting several molecular and genetic epidemiologic investigations to better understand the etiology of kidney cancer. He is also leading studies evaluating the carcinogenicity of chlorinated solvents, perfluorinated chemicals, and other occupational exposures. Many research opportunities are available using data and biospecimens from a rich collection of studies; these include two large case-control studies of kidney cancer, prospective cohorts with banked biospecimens, and a genome-wide association study of kidney cancer. There are opportunities to work on existing projects and to develop new projects addressing these and other research topics.

The successful candidate will receive mentoring and the opportunity to gain expertise in collecting and analyzing different types of molecular epidemiologic data, progressing to greater independence during the fellowship.

In addition, the candidate will have access to a large variety of career development training, including grant writing. Learn more about the other advantages of being a DCEG fellow, including our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in epidemiology or a related field along with expertise in data analysis and excellent writing skills. A background in occupational and/or molecular epidemiology is preferable.


Submit your CV to the application database so it can be reviewed by investigators across the Division searching for trainees. 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, contact Dr. Purdue

To explore other occupational and environmental epidemiology fellowships, see the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Fellowship Opportunities page.

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