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Molecular Epidemiologic Research

Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute.  DCEG is a leading institution in cancer research. Dr. Demetrius Albanes is seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) to join his research team to focus on cancer risk and survival with an emphasis on the role of nutritional status, vitamin supplementation, and the metabolomic profiling of risk and these etiologic factors. We investigate the biochemical, genetic, and mechanistic aspects of these interrelationships, particularly with respect to prostate cancer because of the limited knowledge regarding the etiology and prevention of this high incidence malignancy. Cohort, nested case-control and interventional investigations are conducted. Research resources including blood samples and germline DNA, are available for the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study, the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO) Trial, and through several international consortium collaborations.

The fellowship include further developing cancer epidemiologic research skills related to study methodology and analysis, gaining a deeper understanding of cancer etiology and means for prevention, actively publishing study findings in high-quality journals, career advancement, and participating in a collaborative team science environment.

For more information about this position, please contact Demetrius Albanes, MD, Senior Investigator; Email: DAA@NIH.GOV.


Candidates should possess a strong background in epidemiology and the biological sciences, as well as excellent writing and statistical analytical skills.

To Apply:

See the Division Fellowship Information for an overview, qualifications, and application details. Go to  and click on Fellowships & Training. This position is subject to a background investigation. 

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