Pediatric Medical Oncologist (Staff Clinician)

Pediatric Oncology Branch
Research Area Keywords: 

clinical trials, pediatric oncology, rare tumor

Position Description: 

The Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking a pediatric oncologist or a pediatric/adult-trained oncologist to serve as an integral member of our clinical research team as part of our new Rare Tumor Patient Engagement Network (RTPEN). The successful candidate will contribute to the development of clinical research protocols focused on the natural history of rare tumors, phase I/II trials of new therapeutic agents, and care for patients with cancer enrolled on these trials.  The POB is dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young adults with cancer and genetic tumor predisposition syndromes. We conduct translational research that spans basic science to clinical trials. Our clinical studies are performed in an environment that supports our patients’ medical and emotional needs, alongside cutting-edge scientific research. The RTPEN is an international effort to increase rare tumor patient involvement in clinical trials and drive research into new therapies by understanding rare tumors at the clinical, genetic, and molecular level.

CCR comprises nearly 250 teams conducting basic, translational, and clinical research in the NCI intramural program – an environment supporting innovative science aimed at improving human health.  CCR’s clinical program is housed at the NIH Clinical Center – the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research.  For more information about CCR and its programs, visit

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C.V. Required: 
Experience Required: 

The successful candidate must have an M.D. degree or equivalent, subspecialty training in pediatric oncology or medical oncology with adult/pediatric residency training and experience in a clinical research setting.

Additional Information: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.  A full civil service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement) is available. This position is subject to a background investigation. 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

How To Apply: 

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A letter of interest in the position including a career synopsis (1-3 pages)
  • A statement of research interests (1-2 pages)
  • A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography

How to apply:

Please send all requested documentation to Donna Shiels at

For questions, please contact Dr. Brigitte Widemann, Chief, POB at

Contact Name: 
Donna Shiels
Contact E-mail: 

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