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A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, NCI.

A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. IIB conducts multidisciplinary epidemiologic research on the role of infections and immunity in carcinogenesis to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer.

Specific risk factors for cancer that are a focus of research in IIB include oncogenic infections (HIV, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus [HPV], Helicobacter pylori, Plasmodium falciparum), immune-related conditions (AIDS, solid organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases), chronic inflammation, and genetic factors related to immunity. The branch also conducts research on the efficacy of HPV vaccination. Working closely with IIB mentors, the fellow will design and conduct studies to address biological hypotheses related to immunity, infection, and cancer. Studies will utilize large databases, testing of biological specimens, and a range of analytic approaches including descriptive, registry linkage, case-control, and cohort studies. There is an opportunity to work on a range of pre-defined projects, and additional new fellow-initiated projects will be encouraged.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field. Candidates should have a strong background and skill in epidemiology, particularly in relation to infectious agents, immunity, or the genetics of cancer; statistical analysis; and critical thinking and writing.

For more information about this position, please contact:
Eric A. Engels, MD MPH, Branch Chief IIB
Additional information is available at (Fellowships & Training).

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Closing date
March 13th, 2020
Posted on
January 13th, 2020 15:14
Last updated
January 13th, 2020 15:14