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Environmental Epidemiology

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 environmental exposures in relation to cancer risk. Potential fellows will work on existing collaborative studies of cancer etiology with experts in cancer epidemiology, GIS and spatial analysis, 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.


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

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Rena Jones, Investigator, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch.

To Apply: See the Division Fellowship Information for an overview, qualifications, and application details.  Go to and click on Fellowships & Training. Please send a CV and cover letter (or any questions) via email to Dr. Rena Jones ( Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

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.


This post will be available until July 8, 2021 or until filled.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

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