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An Opportunity to Study the Epidemiologic Enigmas of Esophageal Cancer

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

Position Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute. DCEG is a leading institute in cancer research.  Dr. Michael Cook is seeking an applicant with training in epidemiology and/or molecular epidemiology to study esophageal adenocarcinoma.  Projects may include the study of questionnaire data, routine data, EHR data, as well as tissue and circulating biomarkers to inform on esophageal adenocarcinoma risk factors and predictive modelling.  Various approaches may be used to test hypotheses—from prospective cohorts to consortia, from unique clinical databases to examinations of cancer registry data, from cutting-edge microRNA platforms to computational pathology. 

The successful candidate will be mentored to achieve their goals, progressing to greater independence during the fellowship. 

For more information about this position, please contact: Michael B. Cook, PhD, Investigator; Email:  


Individuals must either hold, or expect to soon attain, a doctorate degree in epidemiology or a related field. Review of applications will be conducted periodically and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants may be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; for a visiting fellowship, visa requirements apply. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are subject to a background investigation. DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers and are dedicated to building a diverse community in their training and employment programs.

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. 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.