Executive Administrative Assistant

Surgical Oncology Program
Research Area Keywords: 

scheduling, travel, correspondence, administrative 

Position Description: 

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.

Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.

We are looking for an experienced professional to serve as an administrative assistant to our head of surgical oncology in the world’s largest dedicated research hospital at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research on its campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Tasks involve managing a wide variety of administrative tasks for busy surgeon-scientists in areas such as scheduling, travel, correspondence, timekeeping, purchasing, and property management. Primary responsibility for leading execution of day-to-day administrative functions of the Surgical Oncology Program and planning and implementation of projects based on the Chief’s priorities, including managing tasks, monitoring project status, reviewing deliverables, and providing status updates.

  • Full-time position hired through a contract mechanism;
  • Business hours;
  • Salary is competitive.
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Experience Required: 
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a professional administrative setting or a bachelor’s degree with some professional office administrative experience.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of information retrieval as well as computerized and non-computerized sources of medical literature to conduct extensive research.
  • Ability to interact professionally and communicate effectively with a wide range of people from senior leaders, distinguished guests, members of the public, and office and laboratory staff.
  • Experience in a clinical/medical/surgical setting preferred but not required.
  • Experience in the federal government setting preferred but not required.
Additional Information: 

Job will be performed at the Clinical Research Center located in Bethesda, Maryland on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is metro accessible via the Red Line. 

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 applicants should send a cover letter and resume/CV to NCICCRJobOpp@mail.nih.gov. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

Contact Name: 
Ronya Taylor
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