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Job Title: Environmental Epidemiology Research Fellowship
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Organization: National Cancer Institute
Posted: 1/3/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rockville,  MD    USA
Compensation: ~$42,600 with a master's degree; $55,400 with a doctoral degree
Position Description: 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

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. For more information about NCI’s commitment to diversity, see pages/national-cancer-institute.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health, or a related field.

A strong interest in environmental epidemiology, public health, population-based research and cancer control.

Experience reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature.

Excellent organizational, writing, and project- management skills.

The ability to work independently and on teams.

Data management skills and/or experience with spreadsheets.

Proficiency in statistical software, such as SAS, STATA or R.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Organization Description: NCI is the primary federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). EGRP manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research on the determinants of cancer. This full-time fellowship position is within EGRP’s Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB). Learn more about EEB at

Closing Date: 5/31/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Audrey Wellons,  Fellows Program Coordinator
Contact Location: 9609 Medical Center Drive

Rockville   MD  20852
United States
Contact Location: 9609 Medical Center Drive
  Rockville   MD  20852
  United States
Contact Phone: 240-276-6716 
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How to Apply: Application Requirements A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you see this position furthering your career goals. Also include your earliest start date. Resume or CV (include citizenship status). Contact information for two professional references, along with a brief description of the type and duration of your relationship with these individuals.

How to Apply All application materials must be submitted electronically to Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: EEB CRTA 2022.

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