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Molecular Epidemiology and Occupational and Environmental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Qing Lan, senior investigator, OEEB

Qing Lan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Work with Dr. Qing Lan

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) of the NCI is seeking postdoctoral fellows interested in working on environmental molecular epidemiological studies of indoor and outdoor air pollution and lung cancer; environmental and occupational molecular epidemiology studies of chemicals and particulates; and nested case-control studies of molecular biomarkers and lung cancer within prospective cohorts. These fellowships are under the mentorship of Qing Lan, M.D., Ph.D.

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.


Candidates should possess a strong background in epidemiology and/or statistical analysis, as well as excellent writing skills. A background in environmental science, environmental health, occupational health, toxicology and/or analysis of data from 'omics platforms is helpful. We have ongoing studies of indoor air pollution, genetic susceptibility, and lung cancer, as well as studies evaluating the etiology of lung cancer in non-smoking women across Asia, where lung cancer rates are particularly elevated.

In addition, we use a wide variety of 'omics technologies and exposomic approaches in our studies including metabolomics, gene expression, miRNA, the microbiome, methylation, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and next-generation sequencing. There are opportunities to work on existing projects as well as to develop new projects on environmental and occupational risk factors, especially for lung cancer, using cross-sectional, case-control, and prospective cohort study designs.


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 further information about these fellowships, please contact Dr. Lan

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

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