EGRP News Flash - March 20, 2009

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), anticipates openings in 2009 for Program Directors in its Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch and its 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. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. For further information about EGRP and DCCPS, go to and http://cancercontrol.cancer.govExternal Web Site Policy.

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.

These positions are likely to be advertised at the GS 13/14 level, for which the 2009 pay range is $86,927 to $133,543 per year. U.S. citizenship is required. Other qualifications include a relevant doctoral degree, formal training in epidemiology, and experience and expertise in genetic, clinical, or translational epidemiology. Successful candidates 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 cancer epidemiology grants and influencing the trajectory of research in cancer epidemiology, successful candidates 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 such as cancer control, cancer research consortia, health disparities research, and bioinformatics.

Candidates must have formal training in epidemiology, a doctoral degree, and strong interest in developing and managing research initiatives for the extramural community (predominantly university-based) that will move forward our understanding of the etiology of cancer. 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. U.S. citizenship is required.

The positions will be advertised on the USAJOBS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy as a Health Scientist Administrator. To be considered for these positions, 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. When additional information is available (including timelines and links to USAJOBS notices) pertaining to the positions described above, it will be shared via EGRP's listserv.

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

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