The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces a call for applications for a Senior Clinician focused on prostate cancer in the Genitourinary Malignancies Branch (GMB).
The GMB has established a robust, internationally recognized prostate research program. The GMB has strong collaborations with prostate cancer investigators in the Urologic Oncology Branch, Radiation Oncology Branch, and other basic and translational scientists throughout the CCR. Current research within the branch focuses on the management of biochemical recurrence after local therapy for prostate cancer, the use of imaging to determine optimal timing and type of therapy for metastatic prostate cancer, and the use of focal radiation combined with immunocytokines. Clinical trials include interventions such as immunotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, anti-androgens, and novel targeted therapies. The GMB seeks to broaden the focus of its prostate research program in the neoadjuvant and advanced prostate disease, including early disease interception in patients with high genetic risk, cancer genomics, and investigation of precision therapies (PARP inhibitors, antibody drug conjugates, etc.) in the advanced disease setting. This is an opportunity to leverage the unique strengths of the intramural setting for in-depth study of pharmacodynamic endpoints in the tumor (using tissue from neoadjuvant studies) that can be used to understand the biological impacts and guide rational clinical trial designs in the metastatic setting. The GMB is seeking a skilled physician-scientist to lead this clinical area.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
Applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree, be board-certified or board-eligible in medical oncology, and have significant experience and skill in developing and executing early-phase clinical trials on human subjects using a variety of cutting-edge approaches to improve prostate cancer treatment, such as PARP inhibition, immune checkpoint therapy and genomic characterization of cancer and treatment response.
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.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full federal benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, annual and sick leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit:
- A letter of interest in the position, including a career synopsis addressing your qualifications for the position and experience in patient care, research, supervision, and mentoring.
- A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography
- A diversity statement describing your track record of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in biomedical research and/or medicine, including, but not limited to, the understanding of and impacting issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity, successful recruitment and/or mentorship of individuals from historically underrepresented groups, demonstrated sustained efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and plans for addressing diversity and inclusion in the future. (500-word limit)
Applications must be submitted to: https://service.cancer.gov/ccr-careers. Initial review of applications will begin on or about January 8, 2024, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be treated as confidential. For more information, contact Patrick Miller, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This position is subject to a background investigation.