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Job Description (Primary):
The Women’s Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces a call for applications for Assistant Research Physician, an exciting opportunity intended for physicians with an interest in translating bench-to-bedside research to clinical trials, especially focused on gynecologic malignancies. The WMB focuses on developing treatments for gynecologic and breast malignancies and is part of the CCR, NCI’s largest intramural program. The CCR is located in Bethesda, Maryland and offers an unparalleled opportunity to build a clinical research program with access to plentiful beds at the world’s largest dedicated research hospital and an extensive clinical infrastructure including protocol and regulatory support, nursing, data management, information technology, shared research resources, and availability of a broad range of scientific and clinical expertise.
The successful candidate for Assistant Research Physician will take the lead in developing biomarker-driven clinical trials building on translational laboratory work ongoing in the WMB. The WMB is a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research and close collaboration between physicians and scientists with a primary focus on gynecologic and breast cancers. Applicants should be board-eligible or board-certified in medical oncology. Key skills include: familiarity with biomarker-driven study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; experience with the collection and management of research data; and interest in community outreach and teaching medical oncology fellows.
Assistant Research Physicians are appointed for a four-year renewable position at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience, and additional funds for travel and training. They have access to an extensive infrastructure, including research nursing, protocol writing, and data management support. An attractive Federal Government employee benefits package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, and relocation expenses. Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH. Research progress will be reviewed on a quadrennial basis.
CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.
Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.
We are the NCI’s internal, federally funded cancer center where world leading physician-scientists are working on the cutting edge of medicine, developing clinical trials of new, sometimes “first-in-human” drugs and new treatment approaches. Closely knit clinical support teams are providing excellent quality of care of our patients and carrying out our clinical protocols with professionalism and compassion at the world’s largest dedicated research hospital on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Join our unique and rewarding clinical team.
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Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or possess (or be eligible for) the appropriate work visa and must have successfully completed subspecialty training at a U.S. accredited institution in an appropriate field.
Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.
How To Apply:
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a description of research interests and goals and as they relate to the chosen field. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submit application to Josselyn White at Josselyn.White@nih.gov