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Epidemiologic Research Analyst (Contractor), Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch

Epidemiologic Research Analyst (Contractor), Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch - Rockville, Maryland

Dr. Meredith Shiels is seeking an individual with either a master’s degree in epidemiology (or related field) or comparable experience to work on descriptive epidemiology projects in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, an intramural component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more about Dr. Shiels’s program of research.  

Position Description & Research Areas

Potential research projects include estimating trends in premature death rates over time and by cause and demographic group, excess death rates in provisional death certificate data compared to historical data, trends in cancer rates over time and disparities in both mortality and cancer trends. In addition to cancer, projects will also focus on the impact of the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 on national death rates.
The open position will involve a combination of the following: study design, study management (data coding and cleaning, downloading and merging data sets, coordinating data use agreements), data analysis (statistical analysis of epidemiologic data), generation of tables and figures and preparation of reports for presentation or publication.


Interested candidates should have either a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or a related field, or comparable experience. The position will involve on-the-job training in epidemiologic analyses and is suited for someone with less than four years experience post-M.P.H./M.S. Given the extensive training involved with the position, we are seeking applicants available for at least a two-year minimum commitment.
Experience with statistical software applications used in public health research is a must; please indicate relevant software applications and degrees of competency. The job requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. U.S. citizenship is required.

Organization Description

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics is a leading biomedical institution in the fields of cancer epidemiology and has a strong record of excellence in research training and possibilities for professional development. Pay is commensurate with qualifications. This is a contract position, arranged through a government contractor, located at a government agency in Rockville, Maryland.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter to Dr. Meredith Shiels.