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Research Training Opportunities in Radiation Epidemiology


In the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB), fellows receive training in radiation epidemiology, biostatistics, molecular epidemiology, radiation biology, and risk assessment of cancer from radiation exposure. Fellowships in the branch provide a unique opportunity to conduct research on populations exposed to a variety of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources. Fellows work with internationally known scientists, can work on multiple studies (see below) and can conduct research in collaboration with other investigators in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Meet the current fellows in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch and find out what they do.

For application details, see below. To discuss potential research opportunities, you may also contact Branch investigators directly. 


Postdoctoral fellowships: Individuals must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in epidemiology or related field. Individuals with strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with statistical software such as R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, or Epicure is desirable. For radiation dosimetry applicants, familiarity with Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation codes, computational human phantoms, and dose measurement techniques using physical phantoms is desirable.

Predoctoral fellowships: Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral program with a desire to complete their dissertation in REB or have completed a Master's degree in a field of relevance to REB.

Postbaccalaureate fellowships: Individuals must hold a Bachelor's degree in a field of relevance to REB's research.

Application Process

Postbaccalaureate, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship applications to REB are accepted on an ongoing basis. See the Become a Fellow page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. REB-specific opportunities are listed below.

Training Opportunities

Opportunities are available to work on multiple studies:

Training Opportunities in Radiation Epidemiology with Specific Investigators