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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Metabolic Epidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

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 Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.