EGRP News Flash - October 19, 2011

Four Program Directors Sought by EGRP

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population SciencesExternal Web Site Policy (DCCPS), National Cancer InstituteExternal Web Site Policy (NCI) is seeking Program Directors for its Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB), its Host Susceptibility Factors Branch (HSFB), and the Office of the Associate Director (OAD). EGRP is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, supporting about 500 grants and numerous cooperative agreements annually. EGRP's offices are located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

CTEB's mission is to plan, develop, direct, and coordinate research related to clinical, lifestyle, genomic, pharmacogenomic and epidemiologic factors that influence cancer progression, recurrence, survival, and other treatment outcomes, such as adverse events, and factors associated with cancer development among individuals with underlying diseases and conditions.

The HSFB plans, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates a comprehensive program of epidemiologic research in cancer etiology focusing on host factors to reduce cancer risk in humans. The primary focus of the Branch is to support the identification of genomic factors that influence cancer risk. The Branch is further interested in how host factors interact with the environment to influence cancer risk, as well as how such factors might contribute to cancer health disparities.

The Knowledge Synthesis Team is part of a new Knowledge Management Unit in EGRP's OAD. The Knowledge Management Unit is 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. The Knowledge Synthesis Team will accomplish this by conducting systematic scientific literature reviews, synthesizing knowledge, creating and maintaining online information and databases, such as the Cancer Genomic Evidence-based Medicine Knowledge Base.

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.

EGRP anticipates hiring four Program Directors. These positions are advertised at the GS 13/14 level, for which the 2011 pay range is $89,033 to $136,771 per year. Qualifications include a relevant doctoral degree and U.S. citizenship.

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.

These positions are advertised on the USAJOBS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy as a Health Scientist Administrator. Access the complete job announcement and application materials by inserting in the keyword search box the following announcement number: NIH-NCI-DE-12-544615. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2011. To be considered for these positions, candidates must formally 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 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).

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