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Staff Clinician - Neuro-Oncology, Neurology

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a Staff Clinician to provide high-quality patient care for individuals with primary central nervous system (CNS) malignancies.  Clinical responsibilities will include providing general consultation to the patients seen by the NOB.  The Staff Clinician will be involved in the management of and providing care and treatment for patients with primary central nervous system (CNS) malignancies being followed at the NIH Clinical Center.  The Staff Clinician will also be involved in exploring novel clinical trial designs in brain tumors and facilitating collaborative research emphasizing the importance of translational activities with clinical studies.  As a Staff Clinician, the candidate will be involved in developing state-of-the art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors that allow patients across a broad geographic range to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials and more rapidly advance various therapies.

The NOB is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, healthcare providers, and scientists who are dedicated to developing new therapies and improving outcomes for patients with primary brain and spinal cord tumors.  The NOB is one of the first trans-institutional initiatives at the National Institutes of Health.  The Branch is focused on developing an integrated clinical, translational, and basic research program that engages the strengths and resources of the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) and the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for the purpose of developing novel experimental therapeutics for individuals with primary CNS malignancies.

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


The successful candidate must have an M.D. and be board certified (or equivalent) in neurology or medical oncology with specialized training in neuro-oncology.  He or she must demonstrate ability to provide high-quality patient care and initiate and participate in clinical research trials.  The incumbent must demonstrate leadership skills as well as skills in establishing and maintaining active collaborations. The position will involve interactions across NIH and non-NIH institutes.

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
  • Three References

Additional Application Information:

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to the attention of Mark R. Gilbert, M.D., Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Building 82, Room 235A, Bethesda, MD 20892 at  Candidates may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Name: Neuro-Oncology Branch

Contact Email:

For questions contact: Neuro-Oncology Branch,

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