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Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Assessment

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

Position Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available within the Occupational and Environmental 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. Rena Jones, tenure-track investigator, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in studying environmental risk factors for cancer and in developing and applying novel methods to assess exposures. Dr. Jones is leading multiple etiologic investigations of outdoor air pollution, drinking water contaminants, pesticides, and other agricultural and industrial exposures in relation to cancer risk. Potential fellows will work on existing collaborative studies of cancer etiology with experts in cancer epidemiology, GIS, and environmental exposure assessment. They will also have opportunities to develop new projects addressing these and other environmental research topics with data from multiple cohorts, case-control, and other studies. The fellow will also have the ability to work with other investigators in DCEG to gain experience in other areas of research.

Dr. Jones is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a broad interest in this area of research; specific projects can be tailored to the individual's particular substantive interests.

For more information about this position, please contact Rena Jones, PhD, Investigator; Email:


Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology, environmental health, or exposure science. In addition to strong quantitative and writing skills, this position requires familiarity with the applications of GIS technology to environmental and health data.

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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