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Metabolic Epidemiology Training Opportunities with Specific Investigators

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

Steven C. Moore, Ph.D., M.P.H., an Earl Stadtman investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB), 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. See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.

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.

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter (or any questions) via email to Dr. Moore. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

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.

The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.