The Division of Cancer
Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute
(NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a
Staff Scientist in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology
IIB conducts research on the role of infections and altered
immunity in cancer etiology through population-based
epidemiologic research. IIB research aims to inform efforts to
reduce the burden of cancer through translation of etiologic
insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention.
IIB’s research spans the study of infectious agents associated
with cancer. A major focus of IIB research is evaluation of
vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), understanding the
determinants of vaccine-induced protection, and building the
knowledge base to enable implementation of effective
The Staff Scientist, working under
the direction of a Senior Investigator within the IIB, will
have responsibilities for all aspects of a large randomized
clinical trial of HPV vaccines in Costa Rica and other related
projects. Specific duties will include assisting with study
design (developing protocols, questionnaires, specimen
handling procedures), management (data coding and cleaning,
specimen tracking, human subjects’ approvals), statistical
analysis, and preparation of reports for presentation or
publication. Some international travel is required.
The successful candidate must hold
a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
(e.g., epidemiology or public health). Experience in
field-based epidemiological research would be an asset, as
would knowledge of Spanish, given that much of this work is
conducted in Costa Rica. The study also includes biologic
specimens; thus, training in a biologically-related field or
experience working with laboratory samples is an asset. The
position requires organizational abilities, attention to
detail, initiative, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. The
ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing is
essential, as demonstrated in presentations and publications.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Interested individuals should send
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research
interests and experience, and two letters of reference to:
Ms. Kat Bern
Division of Cancer Epidemiology
and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm.
7E322 MSC 9775
Bethesda, MD 20892
The closing date for applications
is October 16, 2017.