Health Communication Fellowship in Implementation Science

The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences welcomes applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellowship with the Implementation Science (IS) team.

The selected fellow will work on health communication activities to increase the breadth, depth, and quality of dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in cancer control via science writing, digital strategy, and dissemination.  For more information about the IS team, visit us online or on Twitter exit disclaimer.  

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health settings to improve population health. This discipline is characterized by a variety of research designs and methodologies; partnerships with key stakeholder groups (e.g., patients, providers, organizations, systems, and/or communities); and effective integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health settings.

This full-time position is based in Rockville, MD, and provides outstanding opportunities for training and professional development in D&I research and applied communication. The position is a one-year, full-time CRTA fellowship with a possibility for renewal. The stipends for CRTA fellows are adjusted yearly and are commensurate with academic achievement and relevant experience. Benefits include health insurance at no cost and a wide range of career development activities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in communication, journalism, public health, business administration, or related field
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Experience writing for the web and social media
  • Excellent attention to detail and interpersonal, organizational, and project-management skills
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and working in teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and on research teams
  • Excellent academic standing

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter – not to exceed 400 words (provide explanation of interest in position, and describe professional background and development goals)
  • Resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A representative writing sample or excerpt not to exceed 2 pages (this can include social media content and/or graphics)

The following will be required if selected for interview

  • Proof of citizenship (photocopy of birth certificate or passport)
  • Official transcripts and/or proof of academic good standing

Stipend and Benefits

This position is a one-year, full-time CRTA fellowship with a possibility for renewal. The stipends for CRTA fellows are adjusted yearly and are commensurate with academic achievement and relevant experience. More information is available online. Benefits include health insurance at no cost and a wide range of career development activities.

Start Date

Start date is negotiable.

Application Deadline

The position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically to Sarah Bernal at sarah.bernal@nih.gov. Please include the following in the e-mail subject line: D&I CRTA.

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.