Clinical Cancer Geneticist - Genetics, Germline

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Job Description

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is seeking a clinical geneticist for our Clinical Cancer Genetics Program in the Genetics Branch. The candidate will work with a team of physicians, scientists, nurses, and genetic counselors in the Genetics Branch and investigators from throughout CCR in the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Successful candidates will have clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities. 

The positions are available immediately. 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/genomics and/or cancer genomics is preferred. Salary is commensurate with prior experience.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
M.D. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Government Position (Salary commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
Full-time (In-Person)
US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

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

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
  • 3 References
  • Cover Letter
Additional Application Information

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their experience and interests, CV including a bibliography, and contact information for three references to Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN

Contact Information
Contact Name
Kathleen Calzone
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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.