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Molecular Pathology Studies in Exposed Populations

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

This postdoctoral position is available within the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Stella Koutros is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow with an interest in conducting studies of cancer risk in populations with detailed history of environmental and occupational exposures. Dr. Koutros is conducting several investigations characterizing risk factors for urologic cancers, including pesticide exposures as risk factors for prostate cancer as well as several occupational and environmental risk factors for bladder cancer. Many opportunities exist to incorporate these data in molecular epidemiology studies and in large-scale genomic studies.

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


Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be enrolled in a graduate degree program in epidemiology or related field (exposure science, cancer biology, genomics). Individuals with training in epidemiologic methods and statistics, strong quantitative skills, and excellent writing skills are encouraged to apply.

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. Stella Koutros ( Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.


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

This position is subject to a background investigation.

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