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Postdoctoral Fellow - Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch / National Cancer Institute

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Location: Rockville, MD
Full-time position
Closing Date: June 2, 2017
Job #11194
Posted: March 2, 2017

Postdoctoral fellowships are available within the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. The mission of IIB is to discover infectious causes of cancer, elucidate the determinants of malignancy for established oncogenic infections, and clarify how alterations in immunity and inflammation relate to cancer risk.

IIB is seeking postdoctoral fellows interested in working in three areas: 1) investigating genetic determinants of chronic infection with hepatitis C virus and viral risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma; 2) evaluating risk factors for Burkitt lymphoma and the epidemiology of malignancies in HIV-infected people in Africa; and 3) determining the minimum number of doses required of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to provide durable protection, clarifying the etiologic role of HPV in cancer, and translating findings into prevention opportunities.

IIB conducts national and international multidisciplinary research in collaboration with laboratory scientists, clinicians, and statisticians. IIB field studies include biological specimen collections allowing for molecular and immunological testing to define exposures and outcomes of interest. Descriptive epidemiology studies aimed at quantifying and explaining trends in cancer incidence and mortality are also a focus.

Working with branch investigators, fellows take lead responsibility for analyzing and summarizing data and in writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Advice on scientific and career development is provided.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a strong background and skill in epidemiology, particularly in relation to infectious causes of cancer; statistical analysis; and critical thinking and writing.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Eric A. Engels, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Branch Chief and Senior Investigator, IIB

Tel: 240.276.7186 or Email:

TO APPLY: See the Division Fellowship Information for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Go to and click on Fellowships & Training.

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