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Research Analyst (Contractor), Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

Research Analyst (Contractor), Metabolic Epidemiology Branch

Position Description

The Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) is seeking an individual with a master’s degree in epidemiology or biostatistics (or related field) to join an intramural component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a research analyst. Research conducted will be studies of physical activity, fitness, and energy balance and how they relate to cancer risk and survival after a cancer diagnosis in large population studies. This position may involve, but is not limited to, statistical analysis of epidemiologic data, study design and management (developing analysis plans, study protocols), data management (data coding and cleaning), and preparation of summary reports for presentation and publication. The supervisor for this position is Charles E. Matthews, Ph.D., a senior investigator in MEB and an expert on the role of physical activity and cancer prevention and control.


This contract position will involve on-the-job training in epidemiologic analyses of physical activity data derived from questionnaires, previous-day recalls and accelerometers. The position is best suited for someone with less than four years of experience post-M.P.H./M.S. Experience with statistical software applications used in public health research is a must; please indicate relevant software applications and degrees of competency. Job requires organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. 

Organization Description

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) is a leading biomedical institution in the fields of cancer epidemiology and has a strong record of excellence in research training. The Metabolic Epidemiology Branch is a large department within DCEG with numerous PIs, staff scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. Pay is commensurate with qualifications. 

To Apply

This is a contract position at a government agency in Rockville, Maryland. Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Matthews