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Cancer Disparities

Tremendous Employment Opportunity in Disparities at National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Cancer Institute: Position in Social Science and Cancer Statistics

Have an impact on cancer disparities in the 21st Century! The Surveillance Research Program (SRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, located within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is inviting applications for a quantitative epidemiologist / social scientist with a focus on social correlates of cancer. The SRP's mission is to provide a portrait of cancer in the United States through measurement of incidence, morbidity, prevalence, survival, and mortality. SRP manages the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, a comprehensive population-based cancer reporting system used to monitor the cancer burden and follow trends in cancer rates in the United States. The position focuses on utilization of novel measures of health disparities, examination of individual vs ecologic measures of socioeconomic status and/or geospatial analysis.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to initiate and manage collaborative analyses with scientists from NCI and other institutes, agencies and academic centers.  Outstanding resources include access to SEER data and the rich data sets resulting from database linkages to examine factors that influence cancer rates. If you are a talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience in social sciences and statistics and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization focused on reducing cancer health disparities, consider joining SRP.  

Candidates must have a doctoral degree and demonstrate: substantial independent research in the social, psychological, epidemiologic and/or cultural dimensions of health with a focus on disparities; statistical proficiency demonstrated by research publications; prior success in obtaining extramural funding and in interdisciplinary collaborations; and excellence in mentoring or teaching.  Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Located in Rockville, MD, near Washington, DC. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for federal positions. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers and this position is subject to a background investigation. Please send a cover letter briefly summarizing your experience and interests along with your CV and contact information for three references, preferably by e-mail, to:

Judith Swan, MHS
Surveillance Research Program, DCCPS
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 504
Bethesda, MD  20892-8315

Email: js60y@nih.gov
Phone: (301) 435-4958
Fax: (301) 480-4077