The following provides information on available fellowships and positions in the Biostatistics Branch and how to apply for them. Positions in other Laboratories and Branches may be viewed on the Career Opportunities page of that particular group.
Permanent positions include senior staff scientist, independent investigator, and other research positions.
There are currently no available permanent positions opportunities in this lab/branch.
Fellowship training is under the supervision of NIEHS senior scientists. Fellows choose two advisors—a primary research advisor and a career mentor—from among senior branch or division scientists. Fellows gain experience with interdisciplinary or multi-center collaborations, and by participating in career development activities.
Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Methods
Applications are invited from epidemiologists interested in methods and biostatisticians interested in epidemiology for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on breast cancer. This position is under the direction of Clarice Weinberg, Ph.D. The successful candidate will carry out epidemiological and methodological research based on the recently completed Two Sister Study, a family-based study of genetic and environmental risk factors for young-onset (under 50) breast cancer. In addition to extensive questionnaire data from some 1400 sister case-control pairs, DNA samples were collected from them and from available parents, and genotypes for more than a million SNPs will offer a unique opportunity to detect joint effects of genetic and nongenetic factors. Family-based analyses also enable assessment of parent-of-origin effects and maternal effects in the etiology of young-onset breast cancer. Related research using the Sister Study, a prospective cohort study of more than 50,000 women will also be possible. See the Sister Study homepage for more information, or contact Dr. Weinberg at email@example.com .
Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or be near completion) in epidemiology or in biostatistics. Training and experience in genetic epidemiology is a plus but is not required. Stipends are determined by degree(s) and years of relevant postdoctoral experience; annual increases are available. Medical insurance is provided. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with extension possible for up to 5 years. Noncitizens are welcome to apply.
Applicants should send the following items to
• Letter describing areas of research interest
• Curriculum vitae with bibliography
• Contact information for 3 individuals serving as references
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistical Methods for High Dimensional Multivariate Data
The Fellow will develop statistical methods for analyzing high dimensional multivariate data, such as those obtained from the NIEHS GuLF STUDY. For more details regarding the NIEHS GuLF STUDY, please visit http://www.nihgulfstudy.org/ . Since this research is motivated by that study, the ideal candidate should have a strong theoretical and computational background and pay careful attention to the details of how the data are collected and the underlying complexities before formulating the problem statistically. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related area is required. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your CV, a research statement and contact information of three references to Shyamal Peddada Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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