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Infections and Immunoepidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

Epidemiology of Cancer in Immunosuppressed Populations - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Drs. Eric Engels and Meredith Shiels of the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) are seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in the epidemiology of cancer in immunosuppressed populations.

Specific risk factors for cancer that will be a focus of research include HIV infection, solid organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases, use of immunosuppressive medications, and viral infections. The fellow will gain experience analyzing linked registry data from the NCI HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study and the Transplant Cancer Match Study as well as other administrative databases. The fellow will also design and conduct studies that incorporate molecular testing of tumors and other biospecimens to address biological hypotheses related to immunity, infection, and cancer.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a strong background and skill in epidemiology, particularly in relation to infectious causes of cancer; statistical analysis; and critical thinking and writing. There will be opportunities to lead pre-defined projects. In addition, new fellow-initiated projects are encouraged. The fellow will also have the ability to work with other investigators in IIB to gain experience in other areas of research.

For more information about this position, contact Eric Engels, M.D., M.P.H., senior investigator and Chief, IIB, or Meredith Shiels, Ph.D., investigator, IIB.

To apply: See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Learn more about the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch.

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. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers and dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs.

Dr. Eric Engels of the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in addressing biological hypotheses related to immunity, infection, and cancer. IIB conducts multidisciplinary epidemiologic research on the role of infections and immunity in carcinogenesis to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer.

Specific risk factors for cancer that are a focus of research in IIB include oncogenic infections (HIV, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus [HPV], Helicobacter pyloriPlasmodium falciparum), immune-related conditions (AIDS, solid organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases), chronic inflammation, and genetic factors related to immunity. The branch also conducts research on the efficacy of HPV vaccination.

Working closely with IIB mentors, the fellow will design and conduct studies to address biological hypotheses related to immunity, infection, and cancer. Studies will utilize large databases, testing of biological specimens, and a range of analytic approaches including descriptive, registry linkage, case-control, and cohort studies. There is an opportunity to work on a range of pre-defined projects, and additional new fellow-initiated projects will be encouraged.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field. Candidates should have a strong background and skill in epidemiology, particularly in relation to infectious agents, immunity, or the genetics of cancer; statistical analysis; and critical thinking and writing.

For more information about this position, please contact Eric A. Engels, M.D. M.P.H., Chief, IIB. Learn more about the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch.

To Apply: See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.