Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch

The Health Systems & Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) FellowshipExternal Web Site Policy position. This full-time position is based in Rockville, Maryland.

Position Description

Duties of this position include working on research projects focused on healthcare teams, teamwork processes, and health information technology in cancer care delivery. Qualified candidates will be matched with specific on-going projects in these areas based on interests, skills, and career goals. Project activities may include systematic reviews, analyses of large datasets such as the SEER-Medicare database, analysis of smaller scale survey data, presentation and publication of findings, and other scientific activities. For this position, experience developing and executing statistical analysis plans, interpreting results, and presenting findings in written and oral forms is required. Proficiency in SAS, STATA, or R and/or a background in mixed methods research is preferred. Fellows will be matched with a scientific branch mentor and participate in program activities including scientific seminars.


  • Ph.D., or equivalent, in disciplines such as health services research, behavioral science, public health, quantitative methods, and organizational, social, human factors, or health psychology
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree and advanced training in quantitative methods or strong theoretical background may also be considered
  • A strong interest in statistical analysis of secondary data sources
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, STATA, or R
  • Proficiency in literature searches and synthesis
  • Evidence of strong writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in teams.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, two signed letters of reference, and a brief writing sample via email to Sallie Weaver. The brief writing sample (2 pages max) should describe your interest in one of the five research areas below, including how the topic relates to your professional development and research goals.

  1. Interventions to improve healthcare team functioning and care coordination during screening, treatment, or survivorship
  2. Using social determinants of health and electronic health records (EHRs) to improve cancer care delivery
  3. Use of health information technology (HIT) to improve care coordination and patient navigation in cancer
  4. Characterizing multidisciplinary cancer care in and across health systems
  5. Understanding, measuring care coordination tasks completed by patients, caregivers

Documents that may be requested later in the process include: Proof of U.S. Citizenship or resident alien status (e.g. photocopy of birth certificate or passport), official transcripts with highest degree conferred, and/or proof of academic good standing if currently enrolled.

This announcement will remain active until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable, but preferably in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Stipends for CRTA Fellows are commensurate with academic achievement and relevant experience. More information is available on the CRTA web pageExternal Web Site Policy.

Last Updated: 16 May, 2019