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Biostatistics, Statistics, and Mathematics

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

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

Dr. Ruth Pfeiffer is seeking an applicant with training in statistics, biostatistics or a related field, who has solid statistical training and strong computational skills. Projects include developing new models and methods for analyzing novel types of data from studies of cancer. Types of data include electronic health records, as well as molecular studies of tissue and circulating biomarkers. The candidate is expected to participate in research team efforts, and lead several projects, leading to publications and have opportunities to collaborate within an inter-disciplinary environment.

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


The candidate should have (or expect to have soon) a PhD in statistics, biostatistics or a related field, solid statistical training, and strong computational skills. US citizenship is not required. 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. Ruth Pfeiffer ( 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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