EGRP News Flash - April 23, 2009

Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Seeks Associate Director

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) seeks a senior scientist to serve as its Associate Director. EGRP is one of four research programs in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The Division provides national scientific leadership and oversight of NCI-funded research in the areas of cancer epidemiology, surveillance, health services, survivorship, and behavioral science. DCCPS also is committed to addressing health disparities through transdisciplinary research.

This challenging and highly visible position requires broad scientific expertise, a passion for public service, commitment to collaboration, and an ability to develop effective strategies to identify gaps in research and overcome barriers to scientific progress. Exploiting scientific opportunities requires visionary leadership and sound scientific judgment to ensure the greatest payoff from NCI's investments. Therefore, a broad perspective on cancer epidemiology and other population sciences that informs development of creative and cost-effective strategies to advance science is essential.

The Associate Director will lead EGRP, which includes its Office of the Associate Director and four branches: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology, Host Susceptibility Factors, Methods and Technologies, and Modifiable Risk Factors. He/she provides scientific and administrative leadership for the Program, supervises the staff, and represents NCI to a wide variety of professional, academic, and advocacy organizations. The Associate Director also develops and facilitates collaborations with funders of other types of population science, including the NIH Institutes and Centers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and many nongovernmental organizations. EGRP's grants, contracts, interagency agreements, and operating budgets totaled more than $197 million in Fiscal Year 2008. Included were more than 370 research grants and numerous interagency agreements and consortia.

Qualifications The successful applicant will be an experienced epidemiologist (M.D. or Ph.D.-level training required) with leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Strong leadership skills, an ability to work effectively across disciplinary boundaries, and a commitment to the highest standards of scientific integrity and quality are required. Experience in managing complex research projects, scientific staff, training programs, interdisciplinary collaborations, and/or funded programs is highly valued.

Salary: This position is an excepted service position (Title 42) with a salary range of $160,000-$195,000.

How to Apply: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest and CV to the Search Committee Chair:

Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd, Room 4005, MSC 7344
Bethesda, MD 20892-7344
Express Mail: Rockville, MD 20852

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