Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship in the Health Behaviors Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute; deadline to apply: Feb 10, 2013.
About The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA), with an emphasis on health behaviors research. The CRTA appointment, is a one- or two-year position with the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) of the National Cancer Institute. (http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/hbrb/index.html). This is a full-time position and will be based in Rockville, Maryland. The position will allow the applicant to interact with a large number of scientists representing the disciplines of nutrition, behavioral sciences, obesity prevention, physical activity, skin cancer prevention, gene-environment interactions, behavioral genetics and other disciplines within public health, at the NCI, the NIH and at institutions around the country. The Cancer Research Training Award provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in health behaviors and cancer control to gain experience working with an extramural behavioral scientist at the National Cancer Institute.
Qualifications The appointment will consider a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral status candidates. Qualifications will be evaluated independently for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates. Pre-doctoral candidates should have a M.S, M.P.H., or equivalent degree in public health, health promotion, behavioral sciences, nutrition, health psychology, genetics/gene-behavior interactions, or related disciplines. Post-doctoral candidates should have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree in public health, health promotion, behavioral sciences, nutrition, health psychology, genetics/gene-behavior interactions, or related disciplines. A strong interest in health behaviors specifically focused in primary cancer prevention and nutrition, physical activity, other obesity related behaviors, gene-behavior interactions or behavioral genetics. Experience conducting research or serving as a research assistant on a scientific project. Excellent organizational, planning, writing, and project management skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; The ability to work independently and on research teams; Data management and word processing skills (proficiency with EXCEL and statistical software packages is beneficial)
Contact: Inquiries and Mailing Address For further information about the CRTA position, contact: Linda Nebeling, PH.D., MPH, RD, FADA Chief, Health Behaviors Research Branch Behavioral Research Program Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute Phone: (301) 435-2841 Email: nebe...mail.nih.gov