The CRTA Fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in monitoring cancer-related risk factors in the population and improving methods of assessing those factors to gain experience working as an extramural scientist at the NCI.
This position, renewable up to two years, is based in Rockville, Maryland and provides outstanding opportunities for training and professional development in cancer epidemiology, environmental exposures across the life course and cancer risk, racial/ethnic disparities and cancer, and the biological underpinnings of modifiable exposures related to cancer etiology. Fellows will have opportunities to interact with administrators and researchers in public health, epidemiology, genomics, and cancer prevention, as well as with various extramural scientists at NCI and other Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The CRTA fellow will function as a member of the EEB team and interact with scientists on projects related to the mission of the EEB. The CRTA fellow will work to support the development, coordination, planning, evaluation, and analysis of various programmatic, scientific, and planning activities across the branch, including an initiative on new cohorts for environmental exposures. Other research and programmatic areas of emphasis include research in the etiology of cancer in human populations relating to factors that may be modifiable, such as physical and chemical agents, nutrition, physical activity and energy balance, infectious diseases, and the built environment.
Day-to-day activities might include, but are not limited to:
Conducting literature reviews; Performing program assessment and portfolio analyses; Performing secondary data analyses of existing and publicly available datasets; Contributing to scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations; Organizing meetings, workshops, and webinars; and Participating in staff meetings and attending lectures or other training opportunities sponsored by NIH.
Additionally, the CRTA fellow is encouraged to initiate and develop his or her own projects. Opportunities for publication, authorship, and presenting at conferences are expected. Fellows at NIH have access to career development resources (training courses in data science, epidemiology, clinical research, grants management, etc.). For more information on NIH resources available for fellows, please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/nih_resources.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. For more information about NCI’s commitment to diversity, see https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/ic- pages/national-cancer-institute.