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Epidemiology Branch

The following provides information on how to apply for environmental epidemiology fellowships and available positions within the Epidemiology Branch ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=33655&sys_revision=4&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="33655" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="33655" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="").

 

  • Applying for Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Fellowships ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35216&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35216" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35216" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")
  • Research Opportunities for Fellows ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35216&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35216" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35216" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")
  • Permanent Positions Available ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35216&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35216" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35216" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

Job Openings

Applying Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Fellowships

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 multicenter collaborations, and by participating in career development activities. Previous trainees have gone on to positions with schools of public health and medicine, NIH, CDC, NIOSH and industry.

 

Postdoctoral applicants must have a doctoral degree, or near completion, in epidemiology or a related field. Alternatively, applicants may hold an M.D. and have epidemiology experience or training (e.g., MPH). Predoctoral applicants must be registered in a doctoral program in epidemiology or a related field. Highly competitive stipends are determined by degree(s) and years of relevant postdoctoral experience and annual increases are available. Medical insurance is provided and visa assistance is available for international applicants. Appointments are for up to five years.

 

Fellowship applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applicants should submit the following:

 

  • letter describing areas of research interest
  • curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • copies of one or two recent publications
  • contact information for three individuals serving as references

 

Submit application materials preferably by e-mail to epifellowships@niehs.nih.gov or submit by post mail to the following:

 

Paula Scarborough Juras, Ph.D.
Project Officer
P.O. Box 12233, Mail Drop A3-05
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Tel (919) 541-3478
Fax (919) 541-2511
juras@niehs.nih.gov

 

For more information on fellowships, please see the NIEHS Office of Fellows' Career Development ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=4826&sys_revision=11&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="4826" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="4826" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid=""). Summer internships are also available through the NIEHS Summers of Discovery Program ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=4830&sys_revision=9&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="4830" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="4830" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid=""). Applications for Summer Internships are usually due by 1 March.

 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Research Opportunities for Fellows

Some of the resources from which fellows design, carry out, analyze and publish research are listed below. Many studies include collections of biological and environmental samples for assays of biomarkers of exposure or genes affecting susceptibility.

 

Active Cohort Studies

Agricultural Health Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35054&sys_revision=3&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35054" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35054" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Cancer and other diseases in 90,000 pesticide applicators and their families
  • Nested studies of child development, neurodegenerative, respiratory and autoimmune diseases

 

Norwegian Mother & Child Cohort Study (MoBa) ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35222&sys_revision=2&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35222" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35222" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • 100,000 pregnant women in a longitudinal national study of infant and child health

 

The Sister Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36268&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36268" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36268" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Environmental and genetic risk factors for breast cancer and other diseases in 50,000 sisters of women who had breast cancer

 

Reproductive and Women’s Health

 

Early Pregnancy Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35427&sys_revision=2&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35427" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35427" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Ovulation, conception and early pregnancy
  • Daily diary and urine specimens before and during early pregnancy

 

North Carolina Menopause Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36024&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36024" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36024" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Age of menopause in relation to organochlorine exposures during the reproductive years

 

Uterine Fibroid Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36371&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36371" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36371" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="") & Fibroid Growth Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35514&sys_revision=2&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35514" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35514" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Prevalence, risk factors, and changes in tissue and symptoms of fibroids

 

Carolina Lupus Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35125&sys_revision=3&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35125" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35125" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Hormonal and occupational exposures, genetic factors, immune function and metabolism in systemic lupus erythematosus

 

Children’s Environmental Health

 

Mexico Childhood Asthma Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35223&sys_revision=3&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35223" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35223" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • International studies of environmental and genetic risk factors for childhood asthma

 

Norway Facial Clefts Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36031&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36031" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36031" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

  • Parent-triad study of environmental and genetic causes of cleft lip and palate

 

SEAD Soy Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36114&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36114" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36114" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Estrogenic effects of soy formulas on the developing infant

 

Treatment of Lead-exposed Children Clinical Trial ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35392&sys_revision=2&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35392" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35392" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Effect of lead and other agents on development outcomes in children

 

Cancer & Chronic Disease

Farming & Movement Evaluation Study (FAME) ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=35471&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="35471" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="35471" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

  • Parkinson's disease and lifestyle factors, genetic polymorphisms and environmental exposures

 

Multiple Studies

 

  • Genetic, environmental, menstrual or reproductive risk factors for cancer and chronic disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Bladder, lung and prostate cancers; leukemias
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease and other cognitive dysfunctions

 

Permanent Positions Available

Staff Scientist Positions

No available positions

 

Independent Investigator Positions

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Other Staff Positions

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