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An Opportunity to Conduct Studies of Hepatitis Virus Infection and Liver Cancer

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

Position Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available within the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute. DCEG is a leading institute in cancer research.  Dr. Thomas O’Brien is seeking an applicant to conduct studies of hepatitis virus infections and the relationship of these infections to liver cancer. His research program emphasizes translating scientific findings for clinical and public health benefits. Specific areas of Dr. O’Brien’s research include:

  • IFNL4 Genotype and Hepatitis C Virus Infection - Dr. O’Brien provided the epidemiological leadership for studies that led to the discovery of a novel gene that determines HCV clearance;
  • Hepatitis D Virus Infection and Liver Cancer - HDV is the most pathogenic virus for the risk of liver cancer. Dr. O’Brien conducts studies of HDV in the United States and Africa;
  • Surveillance Studies of Hepatitis Virus-Associated Liver Cancer - New therapies promise to reduce the incidence of liver cancer in the United States and around the world. Surveillance studies examine if the availability of these therapies is fulfilling public health goals.

For more information about this position, please contact Thomas O’Brien, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Investigator; Email:


Individuals must either hold, or expect to soon attain, a medical degree, a doctorate degree in epidemiology or a doctorate degree in 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. 

To Apply:

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

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