Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program (PEIP) 2020

Location: 
Bethesda
Research Area Keywords: 

oncology, pathology, urology, myeloid malginancies, epidemiology, genetics

Position Description: 

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces its annual call for applications for the Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program (PEIP), an exciting advanced training opportunity intended for early career physicians dedicated to laboratory bench-to-bedside or clinic-based research.  NCI’s largest intramural program located in Bethesda, Maryland offers an unparalleled opportunity to build an independent 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.

Come join a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring flexible funding that supports innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research. The PEIP assists board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers in transitioning from a mentored position to that of an independent investigator in research, in academia, or comparable positions in government and industry. Potential areas of interest include: medical oncology, pediatric hematology-oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, neuro-oncology, urology, myeloid malignancies, and epidemiology and genetics. Program objectives are to: develop competence and skills in study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; acquire knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; gain direct experience with the collection and management of research data; and, learn about function, development, organization and leadership of a multidisciplinary clinical research team.

The CCR is nationally recognized as a premier research training organization. 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 ccr.cancer.gov.  We are creating the cancer medicines of tomorrow.

Selectees will be appointed for a three-year period at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience. They will be assigned dedicated space, provided with an independent budget including travel and training funds, and given access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services and advanced technologies such as imaging/microscopy, protein chemistry and purification, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, genomics and transgenic and knockout mice. An attractive Federal Government employee benefits package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, and relocation expenses. Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH.  Program participants must develop a research proposal within the first six months in collaboration with a mentor and complete courses focused on leadership/management skills and writing cancer grant applications. Research progress will be reviewed on an annual basis.

The CCR is a unique place of science where we combine diverse expertise with the freedom to thoroughly pursue the most pressing questions in cancer biology and treatment. The CCR is home to an extraordinary group of scientists and clinicians exploring the cutting-edge of cancer and HIV/AIDS research. Our scientists work on a wide spectrum of biological and biomedical problems enjoying complete intellectual freedom and are expected to creatively and innovatively explore the most important questions in the field of cancer research and treatment.  We support projects over a long-time horizon allowing our investigators to pursue some of the most difficult, high-risk problems in the field, offering a wide array of intellectual and technological and research resources.

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. 

Multiple Positions Available: 
Yes
C.V. Required: 
Yes
Number of References Required: 
3
Experience Required: 

Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or possess (or be eligible for) the appropriate work visa and must have successfully completed subspecialty training at a U.S. accredited institution in an appropriate field.

A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.  Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the  Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Foreign physicians on an NIH-sponsored work visa are exempt from the licensure requirement.

Additional Information: 

Bethesda, located adjacent to Washington, D.C., is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

How To Apply: 

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a description of research interests and goals as they relate to the chosen field. Please include in your CV, a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especialiy those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic and other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Applicants who wish to be appointed on the academic year (i.e., July 1st), are encouraged to apply by September 30, 2020.  Paper applications will not be accepted. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to: https://service.cancer.gov/ccr-careers

Questions may be directed to: ApplyPEIP@mail.nih.gov.

Contact Name: 
Lori Holliday
Contact E-mail: 

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