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Metabolic Epidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

Epidemiology of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael B. Cook, Ph.D., is seeking an applicant with training in epidemiology and/or molecular epidemiology to study esophageal adenocarcinoma. Projects may include the study of questionnaire data, routine data, EHR data, as well as tissue and circulating biomarkers to inform on esophageal adenocarcinoma risk factors and predictive modelling. Various approaches may be used to test hypotheses—from prospective cohorts to consortia, from unique clinical databases to examinations of cancer registry data, from cutting-edge microRNA platforms to computational pathology.

Goals: The successful candidate will be mentored to achieve his/her goals, progressing to greater independence during the fellowship.

Qualifications: Individuals must either hold, or expect to soon attain, a doctorate degree in epidemiology or a related field. Review of applications will be conducted periodically and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; for a visiting fellowship, visa requirements apply. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are subject to a background investigation. DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers and are dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs.

For more information about this position, please contact: Dr. Michael Cook, investigator.

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

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.

Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer – Postdoctoral Fellowship

Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, is looking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral 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:

1) Molecular epidemiologic studies to investigate biomarkers (including metabolomics) and genetic susceptibility (e.g. genome-wide association studies in prospective studies);

2) Cohort analyses of diet and lifestyle exposures;

3) Studying biologic mechanisms underlying epidemiologic risk factors using biomarkers.

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

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers