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Staff Clinician - Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Women’s Malignancies Branch (WMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces a call for applications for Assistant Research Physician, an exciting opportunity intended for physicians with an interest in translating bench-to-bedside research to clinical trials, especially focused on gynecologic malignancies.  The WMB focuses on developing treatment for gynecologic and breast malignancies and is part of the CCR, NCI’s largest intramural program.  The CCR is located in Bethesda, Maryland and offers an unparalleled opportunity to build a 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.

The successful candidate for Assistant Research Physician will take the lead in developing biomarker-driven clinical trials building on translational laboratory work ongoing in the WMB. The WMB is a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research and close collaboration between physicians and scientists with primary focus on gynecologic and breast cancers.  Applicants should be board-eligible or board-certified in medical oncology.

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

REQUIRED SKILLS: Applicants should be board-eligible or board-certified in medical oncology. Key skills include: familiarity with biomarker-driven study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; experience with the collection and management of research data; and interest in community outreach and teaching medical oncology fellows.

PREFERRED SKILLS: Experience in treating patients with breast and/or gynecological malignancies.

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:

Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • One Reference
  • Cover Letter
  • Summary of Research Experience

Additional Application Information:

For more information on the Women's Maliginancies Branch, please visit https://ccr.cancer.gov/womens-malignancies-branch

Contact Name: Josselyn White

Contact Email: Josselyn.white@nih.gov

For questions contact: Stan Lipkowitz, lipkowis@navmed.nci.nih.gov

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