EGRP News Flash - July 9, 2009
Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Advertises for Program Directors
The Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has advertised on the USAJOBS Website for Program Directors for its Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch and Host Susceptibility Factors Branch. EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting about 400 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. Its offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.
These positions offer:
- Opportunities to develop initiatives on the cutting edge of cancer epidemiology,
- Responsibility for a diverse portfolio of grant-supported research,
- Opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration,
- Research opportunities, and
- A scientifically energizing and collegial environment.
In addition to scientific management of cancer epidemiology grants and influencing the trajectory of research in cancer epidemiology, successful candidates will have significant collaboration and leadership opportunities with scientists across NIH involved in large scientific endeavors and initiatives in areas of relevance to cancer epidemiology such as cancer control, cancer research consortia, health disparities research, and bioinformatics. Moreover, successful candidates will have opportunities to conduct collaborative epidemiologic research, present findings at scientific meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
These positions are at the GS 12/14 level, for which the 2009 pay range is $73,100 to $133,543 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. Qualifications include a relevant doctoral or medical degree, formal training in epidemiology, experience and expertise in genetic, clinical, or translational epidemiology, and strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community (predominantly university-based) that will move forward our understanding of the factors that contribute to cancer development, progression, and survival. Experience in administering grant programs is an asset but not required. Knowledge of and interest in transdisciplinary approaches that include epidemiologic principles is highly preferred.
The announcement is advertised on the USAJOBS Web site as Health Scientist Administrator. Access NCI-09-335385-CR-DE for candidates outside the Federal government and NCI-09-335385-CR-MP for current and former Federal employees with status. The deadline for receipt of applications is August 20, 2009. To be considered, candidates must formally apply through the USAJOBS Web site. The USAJOBS advertisement will also include contact information in case candidates have specific questions regarding these positions.
NCI is the primary Federal agency responsible for cancer research and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.