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Research Training Opportunities in Biostatistics


Investigators in the Biostatistics Branch (BB) work with fellows to develop statistical methods and data resources to strengthen observational studies, intervention trials, and laboratory investigations of cancer. Researchers provide information on cancer rates for generating etiologic leads and developing appropriate study designs.

Research opportunities exist in projects related to statistical methods for epidemiologic research, molecular and genetic epidemiology, risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, screening and to analytic and descriptive epidemiology. Additionally, fellows have opportunities to collaborate across branches in these areas.

For application details, see below. To discuss potential research opportunities, you may contact branch investigators directly. Meet fellows in the Biostatistics Branch.


Postdoctoral fellowships: Individuals must either hold a doctorate degree in or be enrolled in a doctoral program in statistics, biostatistics, or similar quantitative fields. Individuals with strong computational skills are encouraged to apply.

Predoctoral fellowships: Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral program with the desire to complete their dissertation in the Biostatistics Branch.

Training Opportunities

Application Process

Besides the training opportunities specifically listed above, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship applications in the Biostatistics branch are accepted on an ongoing basis. See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Branch-specific opportunities are listed below.

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