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 SAS, Stata, SPSS, or Epicure, and genetic analysis software such as HaploStats/Haploview or SAS Genetics is also desirable, but not required. The software and approaches to analyzing genetic data are rapidly advancing so that certain tools may be more advantageous or appropriate, depending on the application.
Predoctoral fellowships: Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral program with a desire to complete their dissertation in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) or have completed a master's degree in a field of relevance to REB.
Radiation Epidemiology Course
The next Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course will be held September 9-12, 2019, at NCI Shady Grove, Rockville, Maryland. Register for the Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course.
Learn more about the 2019 Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course and view videos and course content from the 2015 course.
Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship applications in the Radiation Epidemiology branch are accepted on an ongoing basis. See the Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Branch-specific opportunities are listed below.
Opportunities are available to work on multiple studies:
- Treatment-related second cancers
- Cancer risks associated with medical sources of ionizing radiation
- Cohort and case-control studies of selected cancers in the U.S. Radiologic Technologists cohort
- Studies in Japanese atomic bomb survivors
- Thyroid cancer risk factors and genetics
- Cohort study of retinoblastoma survivors
- Radiation Dosimetry to Support Epidemiologic Studies