EGRP News Flash - February 11, 2008

NCI Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Seeks Program Directors

The Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has two openings for cancer epidemiologists. Program Directors develop, coordinate, and manage a national and international extramural research portfolio of grants in cancer epidemiology and identify research opportunities that lead to new scientific initiatives. The positions offer wonderful opportunities for those who are interested in helping to shape the direction of cutting-edge cancer epidemiology research. Successful candidates will have significant leadership and collaborative opportunities with NCI scientists on important scientific initiatives related to cancer epidemiology, including but not limited to cancer control, cancer research consortia, cancer genetics, health disparities, etc.

NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). EGRP is the largest funder of etiologic cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. It supports epidemiologic research in four areas: methods and technologies for epidemiologic studies; modifiable risk factors (e.g., energy balance and environmental and infectious agent exposures); host susceptibility risk factors (e.g., social, genetic, and race/ethnicity factors); and clinical and translational research (e.g., risk factors for second primary cancers and the effects of prophylactic approaches). EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. Further information about EGRP.

Qualifications: U.S. citizenship is a requirement. A doctoral degree and formal training in epidemiology are required. Candidates must have: knowledge of epidemiologic research methodologies necessary to develop epidemiologic research studies; ability to administer, conduct, and evaluate multidisciplinary epidemiologic research; skill in oral communication as it pertains to a research area; and skill in written communication as it pertains to a research program area.

Salary range: The positions are available at the GS 13/14 level, for which the 2008 pay range is $82,961-$127,442 per year. Relocation expenses may be paid.

The position is advertised on the USAJOBS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy as Health Scientist Administrator (Epidemiologist). To be considered for this position, candidates must formally apply through the website. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2008. Access the complete announcement and application materials by inserting in the keyword search box the following announcement number: NCI-08-241044-DE. After beginning the online application process through the above announcement number, Federal government status candidates will be guided to apply under announcement number NCI-08-241044-MP.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to the Personnel Officer named in the announcements: Ms. Anne Solomon, tel.: 301-496-8737; fax: 301-496 6168; e-mail:

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