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Staff Clinician - clinical trials, patient care, hematologic malignancies

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces a call for applications for an Assistant Research Physician (Staff Clinician), an exciting opportunity intended for physicians with an interest in translating bench-to-bedside research to clinical trials, especially focused on hematologic malignancies.  LMB’s Clinical Immunotherapy Section (CIS), led by Dr. Robert J. Kreitman, focuses on developing recombinant immunotoxins and other treatments for hairy cell leukemia.  The CIS also performs laboratory research within the LMB, and in collaboration with Drs. Ira Pastan and David FitzGerald, leaders of other sections within the LMB, developed the recombinant immunotoxin Moxetumomab Pasudotox which gained FDA approval in 2018.

Assistant Research Physicians are appointed for a renewable position at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience, and additional funds for travel and training. 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.  

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: The successful candidate will take the lead in trial development and modification, patient recruitment and care, and in writing up clinical results. LMB is 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 hematologic cancers including hairy cell leukemia. 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. Applicants should be board-eligible or board-certified in medical oncology. 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.

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

Additional Application Information:

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.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Submit application to Robert J. Kreitman, M.D., National Cancer Institute, kreitmar@mail.nih.gov.

Contact Name: Robert Kreitman, M.D.

Contact Email: kreitmar@mail.nih.gov

For questions contact: Robert Kreitman, M.D., kreitmar@mail.nih.gov

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