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Epidemiology of Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

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

Dr. Yang at the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch is seeking applicant with training in epidemiology, computational biology, genetics/genomics, or a related field to study breast cancer. Projects may include analysis of data from questionnaires and clinical records, as well as the study of tissue, histologic/radiologic images and genomic data to inform breast cancer risk and progression. Various approaches may be used to test hypotheses, including unique clinical databases, registry data, computational pathology, and integrative analyses of genomic (next-generation sequencing, SNP array, RNASeq, methylation) and histologic/radiologic imaging data.

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


Individuals must either hold, or expect to soon attain, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, genetics/genomics or related field.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents; or foreign nationals (visa requirements 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. Rose Yang ( 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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