Postdoctoral Fellow Position, National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Bethesda, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Bethesda, MD

Posting Date: 02/22/2018

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Training in the Lifestyle Risk Factors for and Molecular Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer

Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Senior Investigator in the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, is looking for motivated Post-Doctoral fellow who is interested in clarifying the etiology of pancreatic cancer through various study design and molecular approaches, as well as biomarker and metabolic studies particularly related to nutritional exposures. Potential opportunities include 1) cohort analyses of diet and lifestyle exposures; 2) molecular epidemiologic studies to investigate genetic susceptibility (e.g. GWAS) and biomarkers (including metabolomics) in prospective studies; and 3) studying biologic mechanisms underlying epidemiologic risk factors using biomarkers. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program in epidemiology, nutrition or related field. Individuals with training in epidemiologic methods and statistics, strong quantitative skills, and an understanding of biological and molecular processes and population genetics are encouraged to apply. Good writing skills are also desirable.  For more details on this opportunity, please contact Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon at:

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is a research division of the NCI, program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the focal point for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Division is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its renowned epidemiologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention.

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