Clinical Cancer Geneticist - Genetics, Genomics

Staff Name: 
Paul S. Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Genetics Branch
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Genetics, Genomics

Position Description: 

The National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research is seeking a clinical cancer geneticist to expand our Clinical Cancer Genetics Program in the Genetics Branch.  The candidate will be working with a team of physicians, scientists, nurses, and genetic counselors at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Successful candidates will have clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities.

The Center for Cancer Research (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.

We are the NCI’s internal, federally funded cancer center where world leading physician-scientists 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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Applicants must have: a current license to practice medicine (MD, DO); completed an ACGME-accredited pediatrics and/or medical genetics residency program; and be board certified or eligible in Clinical Genetics and Genomics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Experience of 2-5 years in genetics and/or cancer genetics preferred.

Approximate salary is commensurate with prior experience.

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Applicants must be familiar with the principles and practice of genetics in the context of clinical oncology including but not limited to germline incidental/secondary findings from somatic testing, cancer risk syndromes, risks can cancer predisposition genes, and germline variant interpretation.  We are seeking people with knowledge and familiarity with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing in genetics who have an interest in working in a research environment. 

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Bethesda is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. It is a vibrant town, and a destination for shopping, dining and artistic and cultural events.

How To Apply: 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES should send their curriculum vitae to:

Kathleen Calzone, PhD
Center for Cancer Research, Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute
37 Convent Drive, Buildling 37, RM 6002C Bethesda, MD 20892

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Kathy Calzone
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