Post-baccalaureate Fellow - Communications, project manager

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented communicator to join our team and be part of the effort to find cures for cancer. We are looking for a creative, team-oriented communications professional with strong writing skills to publicize our research advances, employment and training opportunities and clinical trials program. Work involves production and readership analytics of a bi-weekly internal newsletter with a circulation of more than 3,000; writing and editing a variety of stories and announcements; tracking a wide variety of embargo dates and status of events, scientific publications and media inquiries; managing digital screens, covering internal on-site events, disseminating internal communications and developing social media and other content for communications tactics.  

This opportunity will provide hands-on work as part of a busy team with broad exposure to the workings of a busy communications operation. Must have a bachelor’s degree in communications, bioscience and/or related field. Full-time position, business hours.  Candidates will be hired via the Cancer Research Training Program (CRTA). Salary range is $40-45K, depending on education and academic excellence.

Qualifications and Job Details

Degree Required
B.S./B.A. or equivalent
Job Location
Appointment Type
Training Position (Stipend commensurate with experience)
Work Schedule
US Citizenship required

Required and Preferred Skills

Required Skills

Must have strong organizational and editing skills; the ability to work with various administrative systems and communications platforms and use off-the-shelf software proficiently; must be able to carry out work independently but work well as part of a team.

Preferred Skills

Social media, graphics and creative communication skills preferred.

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
Additional Application Information

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Position is located at the National Cancer Institute on the campus of NIH in Bethesda, Maryland and currently is hybrid telework and in-person. The NIH is metro accessible.

Contact Information
Contact Name
Ms. Li Gwatkin
E-mail Address
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.