EGRP News Flash - July 27, 2011

EGRP Seeks Medical Officer to Lead New Knowledge Management Unit

The Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for a medical officer to lead a Knowledge Management Unit. The Knowledge Management Unit is a new unit designed to systematically manage the accumulating knowledge base and tools for cancer epidemiology and genomics to accelerate research, evidence-based recommendations, and translation into prevention and clinical practice. It will work with the four Branches of EGRP and the Scientific Consortia Coordinator on communications, knowledge synthesis, portfolio analyses, and operational priorities. The incumbent will be supervised by the EGRP Associate Director and will be considered a member of the Program's senior staff.

The position offers opportunities to:

  • Provide leadership for the direction of nationwide extramural research programs in cancer epidemiology;
  • Plan, develop, direct, coordinate, and evaluate a program of epidemiologic research to study differences in cancer susceptibility and risk in individuals and populations and the multiple environmental and genetic factors that jointly contribute to cancer, with the ultimate goal of elucidating cancer etiology and outcomes;
  • Serve as medical liaison between the NCI and numerous cancer research working groups and committees and between EGRP and other NCI programs; and
  • Facilitate the dissemination of information about the risk factors and causes of cancer to inform cancer prevention and control interventions.

Application Requirements:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (or a Fifth Pathway Certificate).
  • To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:
    • Providing leadership for the direction of epidemiologic research related to risk factors that influence the development of cancers among persons with underlying diseases and conditions;
    • Establishing goals, objectives, and strategic assessments to determine needs and future directions in cancer epidemiology; and
    • Serving as an expert medical resource to individual scientists and institutional science management officials regarding state-of-the-art research developments in cancer prevention and control interventions.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

For details about the position, check the vacancy announcement advertised on the USAJOBS WebsiteExternal Web Site Policy as a Medical Officer (Research). Access the complete announcement and application materials by inserting in the keyword search box the following announcement number: NIH-NCI-DH-11-507121. To be considered for this position, candidates must apply through the USAJOBS Web site.

Inquiries about this position may be directed to the Personnel Officer named in the announcement: Ms. Anne Solomon.

NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NIH and DHHS are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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