Cancer Research Training Award fellowship opportunity at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting 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 NCI.

The full-time position based in Rockville, Md., 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 NCI, NIH, and at institutions around the country.

CRTA 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 NCI.

Please click here for more information about the CRTA fellowship.

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