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Research Training Opportunities in Genetic Susceptibility


Scientists in the Laboratory of Genetic Susceptibility participate in genetic, epidemiologic, clinical and methodological studies of populations, families, and persons at risk for cancer. In addition, they collaborate and consult with experts in statistical genetics, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology in interdisciplinary studies.

For application details, see below. To discuss potential research opportunities, you may contact branch investigators directly. Meet the fellows in the Laboratory of Genetic Susceptibility.


Postdoctoral fellowships: Fellowship training is for up to 5 years under the supervision of NCI senior scientists. Individuals must hold either an M.D. or Ph.D. in genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology or a related field. Individuals with laboratory experience and/or expertise in manipulating and analyzing dense genomic data sets are encouraged to apply. Individuals with clinical or epidemiologic training are encouraged to apply.

Predoctoral fellowships: Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral program with a desire to complete their dissertation in LGS or have completed a master’s degree in a field relevant to the mission of LGS.

Postbaccalaureate fellowships: Fellowships are also available for individuals who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in biology, genetics or laboratory science.

Application Process

Postdoctoral fellowship applications in LGS are accepted on an ongoing basis. Fellowships in LGS are provided through the DCEG fellowship program. See the Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.

Current Training Opportunities

Applications for both postdoctoral and predoctoral positions are being accepted.