Clinical Research Physician - Kidney cancer, medical oncology

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Job Description

The Urologic Oncology Branch (UOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking a medical oncologist to serve as an integral member of our clinical research team, contributing to the development of clinical research protocols focused on new therapeutic agents and caring for patients with genitourinary malignancies enrolled on these trials.  The Urologic Oncology Branch (UOB) is focused on the early clinical development of novel therapeutic strategies relevant to genitourinary malignancies, with a particular emphasis on kidney cancer. The UOB conducts mechanism based clinical trials that target specific genetic, epigenetic, and metabolic alterations, in individual subtypes of kidney cancer as well as clinical studies evaluating novel immunotherapy strategies. The development and conduct of these trials involve close cooperation between medical oncologists, urologic surgeons, and basic/translational scientists.

CCR is the largest component of the intramural biomedical research effort at NIH and a major user of the NIH Clinical Research Center, a state-of-the-art research hospital on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Research beds are plentiful and CCR offers a robust clinical infrastructure to support cutting edge clinical research trials. The research environment is highly conducive to advancing translational research and is highly collaborative, emphasizing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team science.

The ideal candidate should have an M.D. degree or equivalent, subspecialty training in medical oncology and experience and/or an interest in clinical research.

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 should be board-eligible or board-certified in medical oncology. Key skills include familiarity with and/or interest in 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 teaching medical oncology fellows.

Preferred Skills

Experience in treating patients with kidney and/or genitourinary 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
  • Cover Letter
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Contact Information
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Margot Michels
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Ramaprasad Srinivasan, M. D., Ph.D.
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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.