Center for Cancer Research

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Staff Clinician - bone marrow transplantation, genetic blood diseases

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program focuses on therapeutic approaches to genetic diseases including GATA2 Deficiency, VEXAS, and inherited immune deficiency diseases using hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research and close collaboration between physicians and scientists with a primary focus on GATA2 deficiency, VEXAS, and primary immunodeficiency diseases. The successful candidate will participate in the care of these patients and help design new protocols at the NIH Clinical Center.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: M.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Government Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


Outstanding clinical skills and a compassionate caregiver; familiarity with clinical protocol development and patient-oriented research; familiarity with ethical and regulatory issues required for clinical research involving human subjects; experience with the collection and management of research data; strong ambition to succeed in academic clinical research; experience with interdisciplinary team management; interest in community outreach and education of medical oncology and other clinical fellows. Applicants should have experience in the clinical care of patients with hematologic malignancies, including those undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.

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
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • One Reference
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience

Additional Application Information:

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, bio sketch (if available), complete bibliography, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement describing their research interests and goals as they relate to the chosen field. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your application to: Dennis D. Hickstein, M.D., Senior Investigator, Immune Deficiency Cellular Therapy Program, CCR, NCI at

Contact Name: Dennis D. Hickstein, M.D.


For questions contact: Dennis D. Hickstein, M.D., HICKSTED@MAIL.NIH.GOV

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