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Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) FellowPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Mar-28
The Office of the Director (OD) within the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) seeks to recruit a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow. The DCCPS OD is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for this fellowship position.
For more information about the DCCPS mission and structure, please see https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/od/aboutdiv.html.
This full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland, and provides outstanding opportunities for training and professional development in genomics, epidemiology, and health disparities research within the context of cancer control and population sciences. CRTA fellows interact daily with researchers in public health, epidemiology and genomics, and cancer prevention, as well as with various extramural scientists at NCI and other Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health. The successful candidate will interact with administrators as well as scientists from a variety of research disciplines, including epidemiology, genomics, clinical sciences, and public health.
The CRTA Fellow will function as a member of the OD team and work to support coordination, planning, evaluation, and analysis of various programmatic, scientific, and planning activities across DCCPS, including strategic planning and implementation processes. The CRTA Fellow will have the opportunity to interact with scientists on projects related to the mission of the OD, DCCPS. Examples of research and programmatic areas of emphasis include health disparities, cancer genomics, and other ‘omics approaches within the context of population sciences.
Day-to-day activities might include the following:
Additionally, the Fellow is encouraged to initiate and develop his or her own projects and may have the opportunity to travel for NCI to national conferences, such as annual meetings of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Epidemiological Research, the American Association for Human Genetics, and other relevant associations and groups.Qualifications:
Initial Application Requirements
To be considered for this position, the following materials must be received by the Application Deadline of April 30, 2019:
Cover letter (provide an explanation of your interest in the CRTA Fellowship and explain your professional development goals and research interests);
The following documents maybe needed later in the process:
Electronic application materials should be submitted via email to
Ms. Christine Crawford
Re: OD CRTA
First deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. This announcement will remain active until the position is successfully filled.
Start Date: Earliest possible start date is July 30, 2019.
Stipend and Benefits:
This position is a one-year, full-time Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship. There is a possibility for yearly renewals. The stipends for CRTA Fellows are adjusted yearly, and are commensurate with academic achievement and relevant experience. More information is available online at http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/about/stipend.html.
Benefits include health insurance at no cost and a wide range of career development and social activities. The office is located in commuter-friendly Gaithersburg, Maryland, close to the bustling metropolis of Bethesda and near downtown DC.
To learn more about the DCCPS, please see our website https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/index.html. You are encouraged to contact current and past fellows, mentors, and other staff members.
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