EGRP News Flash - April 7, 2010

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch Seeks Program Director

The Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) anticipates an opening in 2010 for a Program Director in its Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB). CTEB’s mission is to plan, develop, direct, and coordinate research related to etiologic and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, and factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and conditions. EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide. 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.

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.

Qualifications: U.S. citizenship is required. A relevant doctoral or medical degree, formal training in epidemiology, and experience and expertise in genetic, clinical, or translational epidemiology are required. Knowledge of and interest in transdisciplinary approaches that include epidemiologic principles is highly preferred. Training, experience, or expertise in pharmacology, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, and/or prediction modeling is preferred but not required.

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 etiologic and genomic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment adverse outcomes such as secondary cancers. Experience in administering grant programs is an asset but not required.

Salary Range: This position is likely to be advertised at the GS 13/14 level, for which the 2010 pay range is $89,033 to $136,771 per year.

EGRP is part of NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Its offices are located in Rockville, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Further information about EGRP and DCCPSExternal Web Site Policy.

The position will be advertised on the USAJOBS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy as a Health Scientist Administrator. To be considered for this position, 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. Direct questions about this position to Drs. Joanne Watters, Leah Sansbury, and Andrew Freedman at 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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