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Clinical Trials Research Training Internships

The Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute offers unpaid clinical trials research training internships for outstanding statistics and biostatistics students who have strong interests in both clinical trials and methodological research. Each intern selects a research project from any of the areas of active research interest of the preceptor, and works with this preceptor towards turning the project into a paper that can be published (with the intern as a co-author). In the past, interns have worked on projects dealing with ordered categorical data, methodologies for prostate cancer screening trials, improved methods of randomization, and methods to control selection bias in randomized trials. Other research interests include endpoint selection (including the validation of surrogate endpoints) and nonparametric covariate adjustment. In some cases the intern may be able to suggest a suitable research project to work on. The hours are flexible to allow the intern to also work at a paying job, and interns enjoy the benefits of access to the world-class NIH Library, plus interns are free to attend the lectures presented by cutting edge researchers on and around the NIH Campus. The strongest consideration will go to those candidates who familiarize themselves with at least some of the aforementioned work, and mention this in the cover letter.

Vance Berger, PhD
DCP/NCI/NIH/DHHS
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 276-7142
E-mail: vb78c@nih.gov

The DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is unable to pay any stipend or any other type of support, including travel or living costs, for this internship. The intern would therefore need to make his or her own arrangements, and should consider this fact when deciding whether or not to apply.

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