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Metabolic Epidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer - Postdoctoral or Predoctoral Fellowship

Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, is looking for a motivated postdoctoral or predoctoral fellow who is interested in clarifying the etiology of pancreatic cancer through various study design and molecular approaches, as well as biomarker and metabolic studies particularly related to nutritional exposures.

Potential opportunities include:

  • Molecular epidemiologic studies to investigate biomarkers (including metabolomics) and genetic susceptibility (e.g. GWAS) in prospective studies
  • Cohort analyses of diet and lifestyle exposures
  • Studying biologic mechanisms underlying epidemiologic risk factors using biomarkers.

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is a research division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the focal points for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Division is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its renowned epidemiologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program in epidemiology, nutrition or related field. Individuals with training in epidemiologic methods and statistics, strong quantitative skills, and an understanding of biological and molecular processes and population genetics are encouraged to apply. Good writing skills are also desirable.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon.

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter (or any questions) via email to Dr. Solomon, and see the Become a Fellow page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.

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.

Diet, Physical Activity, and Obesity, and their Relation to Cancer Risk - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Steven Moore is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or computer programming.

This fellowship is designed to train fellows interested in becoming leaders in the research areas of diet, physical activity, and/or obesity. Possible roles include:

  • Analyzing how exercise or diet are related to risk of cancer in datasets of millions of people;
  • Discovering diet biomarkers by analyzing how weighed food intake relates to levels of thousands of metabolites from blood and urine;
  • Developing new statistical analysis tools for ‘omics-based analyses as part of a collaboration with leading biostatisticians from around the world.

Your skills and preferences will be considered in determining your role.

The National Cancer Institute is one of the world’s top biomedical research institutions. Investigators at NCI run some of the world’s largest and most cutting-edge biomedical studies. Our postdocs analyze data from these studies and publish high-impact papers that help springboard them to success in academia, government, or industry. NCI takes mentoring seriously and has a proven track record in promoting its fellows.

Qualifications: You should have, or expect to soon attain, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer programming or related fields, analytical thinking skills, and the ability to learn new skills on the job.

For more information, please contact Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., M.P.H.

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter (or any questions) via email to Dr. Moore, and see the Become a Fellow page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

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.

Nutritional Status, Vitamin Supplementation, and Metabolomic Risk Profiling in Cancer Risk and Survival - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Demetrius Albanes is seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) to join his research team to focus on cancer risk and survival with an emphasis on the role of nutritional status, vitamin supplementation, and the metabolomic profiling of risk and these etiologic factors. We 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, and through several international consortium collaborations, including the Consortium of Metabolomics Studies (COMETS).

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

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

For more information about this opportunity, contact Dr. Demetrius Albanes.

To Apply: See the Become a Fellow page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. 

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.