Clinical Research Physician - Clinical trials, ovarian and breast cancer

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Job Description

The Women's Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute 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. The WMB focuses on developing a treatment 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.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
M.D. or equivalent
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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 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 ethical and regulatory issues or 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.

Preferred Skills

Experience in treating patients with breast and/or gynecological malignancies

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
  • 1 Reference
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience
Additional Application Information

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Contact Information
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Jose Pereira
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Additional Contact Person Name
Stan Lipkowitz
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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.