Associate Director - Healthcare Delivery and Equity Research

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Job Description

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Cancer Research (CCR) seeks a transformational leader in healthcare delivery in cancer research to build an independent research program and to direct CCR’s institutional efforts to expand and improve the accessibility, equity, and reach of our nationally leading clinical research program. CCR is committed to improving the lives of all cancer patients by solving important, challenging, and understudied problems in research and patient care and leading healthcare delivery research focused on clinical trial engagement, equitable access, and enrollment through development of innovative initiatives and approaches focusing on diverse and underrepresented populations and rare diseases.
About This Position
This is a unique opportunity to build an impactful research program that will underpin institutional clinical research operations to identify barriers, develop strategies, initiatives and solutions and measure results related to trial outreach, referral and screening, enrollment, and continuity of care for the individual patient and populations. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing, coordinating, and expanding our institutional strategies and developing community partnerships to co-develop programs to increase referrals and ensure equitable access and participation in CCR’s clinical research protocols, particularly of underrepresented groups.

The position will report to the NCI Clinical Director as the senior advisor regarding clinical trials access and inclusion.  The incumbent will have dedicated, stable independent resources within an extensive, robust supportive clinical research infrastructure.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
Ph.D. or equivalent
M.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Government Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship required

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD or other post graduate degree or master’s degree in an emerging field relevant to health delivery research (e.g., health services research, health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, data science, implementation, and evaluation) and be a health services researcher with a track record in population-based interventions.

Preferred Skills

We specifically seek individuals with an interest in healthcare delivery for underserved populations and experience in building community partnerships.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.


Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Summary of Research Experience
  • Diversity Statement
Additional Application Information

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography;
  • A two-page summary of research interests, goals, and future plans;
  • A diversity statement describing your track record of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in biomedical research and/or medicine, including, but not limited to, the understanding of and impacting issues of equity, inclusion and diversity, successful recruitment and/or mentorship of individuals from historically underrepresented groups, demonstrated sustained efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and plans for addressing diversity and inclusion in the future. (500-word limit)

Applications must be submitted to:  E-mailed or paper applications will not be accepted.  Initial review of applications will begin on or about 10/31/2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications will be treated as confidential.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Patrick Miller
E-mail Address
DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NCI and CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourage applications from qualified women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities.