Program Director Positions


Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch Seeks Program Director

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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), is recruiting for a Program Director in its Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB). The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

CTEB's mission is to plan, develop, direct, and coordinate research focusing on clinical, lifestyle, and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and conditions, and the translation, dissemination, and implementation of these findings into clinical practice. Learn more about CTEB.

EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting more than 300 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. View more details about EGRP and DCCPSExternal Web Site Policy.

This position offers:

  • 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.

Qualifications for this position include a relevant doctoral or medical degree and formal training in epidemiology. Training, experience, or expertise in health services research, pharmacoepidemiology, cancer genomics, epidemiology, risk prediction, and/or the translation and implementation of research findings into clinical health applications is preferred.

Candidates must have a strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community (predominantly university-based) that will move forward our understanding of the clinical, lifestyle, and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment adverse outcomes such as secondary cancers. Experience in developing and organizing scientific workshops, administering grant programs, and managing contracts is an asset, but not required.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct collaborative epidemiologic research, present findings at scientific meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to scientific management of grants and influencing the trajectory of research in cancer epidemiology, the successful candidate will have significant collaboration and leadership opportunities with scientists across NCI involved in large scientific endeavors and initiatives in areas of relevance to cancer epidemiology.

This position is advertised at the GS 14 level, for which the 2014 pay range is $106,263 to $138,136 per year. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.External Web Site Policy

U.S. citizenship is required. Interested individuals should apply for this position through the NIH-wide recruitment announcement posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 on the USAJOBS Web site as Epidemiologist. Candidates can access the complete announcement and application materials by inserting announcement number NIH-NCI-DE-14-1166650 in the keyword search box. To be considered, applicants must formally apply through the USAJOBS Web site by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Host Susceptibility Factors Branch Seeks Program Director

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The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), is recruiting for a Program Director in its Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB).

The HSFB plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in cancer etiology focusing on host factors to reduce cancer risk in humans. The primary focus of the Branch is to support the identification of genomic factors that influence cancer risk. The Branch is further interested in how host factors interact with the environment to influence cancer risk, as well as how such factors might contribute to cancer health disparities. Learn more about HSFB.

EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting more than 300 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

This position offers:

  • 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.

Qualifications for this position include a relevant doctoral or medical degree. Training, experience, or expertise in genetic epidemiology is preferred.

Candidates must have a strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community (predominantly university-based) that will move forward our understanding of genomic factors that influence cancer risk. Experience in developing and organizing scientific workshops, administering grant programs, and managing contracts is an asset, but not required.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to conduct collaborative epidemiologic research, present findings at scientific meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to scientific management of grants and influencing the trajectory of research in cancer epidemiology, the successful candidate will have significant collaboration and leadership opportunities with scientists across NCI involved in large scientific endeavors and initiatives in areas of relevance to cancer epidemiology.

Salary and Benefits

This position is advertised at the GS 12/13/14 level, for which the 2014 pay range is $89,924 to $138,136 per year. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.External Web Site Policy

How to Apply

U.S. citizenship is required. Please submit a letter of interest and vitae to Ms. Allison Cook at nciEGRPjobs@mail.nih.gov and include the following in the subject line of the e-mail: HSFB Program Director 2014.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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