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Postdoctoral Fellow - Study of cancer among transgender and gender diverse individuals

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

Sarah Jackson, Ph.D., Independent Research Scholar in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest and experience in epidemiology to conduct research on cancer among transgender and gender expansive communities Projects will include a range of topics related to screening, risk factors, incidence, and outcomes of cancer among transgender and gender diverse adults. These projects will involve analyses of data from surveys and electronic health records, as well as primary data collection.

The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored to achieve their goals, progressing to greater independence during the fellowship. Advantages of being a DCEG fellow include our distinctive research environment, mentorship, professional development, compensation and benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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What you'll need to apply

For more information contact:

  • Sarah Jackson, Ph.D., Independent Research Scholar
  • Email:
  • Phone: 240-276-7814
  • Twitter: @ssjac79

To apply / learn more about training in DCEG:

Contact name

Sarah Jackson

Contact email


Candidates should hold, or expect to soon attain, a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field. In addition to strong quantitative and writing skills, experience working with LGBTQ populations is preferred. Members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents; or foreign nationals (visa requirements apply). Candidates are subject to a background investigation. DHHS, NIH, and NIH is an equal opportunity employer.