Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program
early career physician, bench-to-bedside research, clinical-based research
Program Starts July 1, 2020
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 Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP), 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 CIDP 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 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.
Who We Are
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.
About the Program
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.
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.
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a description of research interests and goals and as they relate to the chosen field. Apply online at https://service.cancer.gov/ccr-careers?id=ccr_careers_position_details&position=8b7a64abdb473704561276708c9619da. 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 30,2019. Paper applications will not be accepted. Questions may be directed to: ApplyCIDP@mail.nih.gov.
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