Employment, Funding and Training

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
QBS Postdoctoral Fellowship
And for more information on how PostDoctoral positions fit in with the academic model within QBS, please see this document.
Assistant or Associate Professor
The Department of Epidemiology within the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and the Dartmouth Cancer Center invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants to lead an independent, innovative research program in cancer epidemiology, including but not limited to cancer prevention, etiology, early detection, survivorship, health disparities, molecular epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, or lifestyle/behavioral research. Dartmouth Cancer Center offers a dynamic and interactive environment with a commitment to research excellence. The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Epidemiology, with membership in the Cancer Population Sciences research program. Please see the full ad, with instructions for application submission, here.
T32 Postdoctoral Training Program for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences in Cancer
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invites applications for a postdoctoral training and career development program designed to cross-train scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics and epidemiology for cancer research in the biomedical sciences. The Training Program for Quantitative Population Sciences in Cancer at Dartmouth is supported by the Cancer Education and Career Development program of the National Cancer Institute. Trainees with doctorates in diverse biomedical sciences will choose a secondary focus area among the three core disciplines and participate in a combination of structured, group learning activities and individually designed mentored research opportunities. Stipends and course tuition are provided, and certificates and MS degrees in quantitative disciplines are available.Applicants must possess a PhD, combination PhD/MD, or MD degree. Applicants with a PhD in one of the three core disciplines (bioinformatics, biostatistics, and epidemiology) are encouraged to apply for the purpose of receiving training in one of the other two disciplines. Highly qualified applicants with doctoral degrees in other biomedical sciences or in clinical medicine are also eligible and are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are current or former PIs on NIH Small Grants (RO3s) or Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21s) are eligible. Individuals appointed to the program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States (U.S.), or must have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Candidates are appointed for at least 2 years and can be supported for up to 3 years with the possibility to take courses or receiving funding towards an MS degree through Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Graduate program at Dartmouth. PIs in the program lead research efforts in lifecourse epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, biostatistical and bioinformatics methods development, statistical network analysis, clinical trial design, longitudinal with intensive monitoring, statistical imaging, biomedical informatics, genomics, epigenomics, microbiome, and genome-wide association studies. The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is an academic institution located in Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire, in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, with easy access to New England mountains, lakes, and coastal regions. Home to community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Submissions should include a letter describing the background and interests of the candidate, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references, along with a letter of recommendation from each reference listed. Applicant materials should be emailed to: Epidemiology@Dartmouth.edu. Geisel School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

The following internal funding opportunities are available for students and postdocs affiliated with the department

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Program

The Dartmouth Big Data in the Life Sciences Training Program aims to develop a cadre of researchers engaging in true synergistic collaboration between quantitative and basic biomedical sciences.The program provides support for select students enrolled in any of the biomedical sciences graduate programs at Dartmouth. Selection into this competitive program is through application prior to the 2nd year of matriculation. The program provides student tuition and stipend support, as well as opportunities for computational resources and travel. Students or mentors interested in learning more about the program should contact Drs. Whitfield (Michael.L.Whitfield@Dartmouth.edu) or Christensen (Brock.C.Christensen@dartmouth.edu). For more information see the QBS website.

Department Travel Award

To promote our education and training mission, funds for travel to scientific conferences will be awarded to one student / trainee per term of up to $1,000 for a stateside meeting, and up to $2,000 for an international meeting. Priority will be given to QBS PhD students and those who have not previously received this award. Applications will be reviewed for merit on a rolling basis until an award is made. We are currently accepting applications for this Summer, Fall and Winter '23.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for an award, applicants must:

  1. Be a student or post-doctoral fellow mentored or co-mentored by a faculty member holding a primary or secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology
  2. Submit an abstract for a scientific conference as the presenter of the abstract
  3. Provide a brief letter of recommendation
  4. Send application items to department email epidemiology@dartmouth.edu and include the following:
    1. Total amount of funds being requested
    2. The destination
    3. Purpose of travel
    4. Dates of trip
    5. Specific requests with itemization breakdown of funds
    6. Note if you have ever received a travel grant award in the past?
      1. If yes, how many times, and what was the value of the award(s)?
    7. Note if you have been awarded or applied for any other grant funding for this trip
      1. If yes, through what organization, and what is the value requested/received of the award(s)?
    8. Note if you have registered for Global Dartmouth : Travel Registry (see below, required for international travels, recommended for any domestic travels)

Sample Travel Grant Application 1

Sample Travel Grant Application 2

  • Global Dartmouth : Travel Registry (Required for any international travel, recommended for all travels, including domestic trips)
      • So Dartmouth knows where you are in case of an emergency,
      • So Dartmouth can reach you immediately to provide critical guidance and support in case of an emergency,
      • So reimbursement for your travel can be approved and processed, and
      • So you can be compliant with Dartmouth’s safety policies. All Dartmouth travelers visiting international locations are now required to register their Dartmouth travel in the Global Dartmouth Travel Registry. The travel registry will help Dartmouth facilitate the delivery of support services in the event of an emergency. Dartmouth travelers include all Dartmouth community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni, volunteers, and others) who are participating in Dartmouth programs.Why is it essential to register before you travel?

      Please read Dartmouth’s Travel Safety Policy for more information. For additional details, visit the Global Dartmouth website. If you have questions about the policy or the registration process, please email global.dartmouth@dartmouth.edu.

Dr. Robert W. McCollum Medical Student Scholarship in Epidemiology

Robert W. McCollum, MD, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010, after a long and influential career as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School, professor, doctor of medicine, father, and husband. He influenced many young doctors in their pursuit of science and inspired the best in those around him. His contributions to understanding the patho-physiology of polio, infectious mononucleosis, and hepatitis B infection were seminal in the fields of infectious diseases and epidemiology. In honor of his life and his achievements, The Geisel School of Medicine is proud to offer the Dr. Robert McCollum Medical Student Scholarship in Epidemiology for Geisel Medical School students seeking a research opportunity or to attend conferences to present their research to further their careers. Please fill out this application and follow the included instructions to apply.