Staff Scientist - data analysis, design collaboration

Staff Name: 
William L. Dahut, M.D.
Research Area Keywords: 

data analysis, design collaboration, methodological analytics

Position Description: 

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), seeks an outstanding and highly motivated senior statistical advisor to serve as a Staff Scientist II in the Biostatistics and Data Management Branch (BDMS), Office of the Clinical Director (OCD), Center for Cancer Research (CCR). The CCR is an intramural research component of the NCI.  The CCR’s enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest dedicated clinical research complex; and provides extensive opportunities for collaboration with other investigators at the forefront of medical research. This environment enables scientists and clinicians to undertake high-risk, high-impact, laboratory- and clinic-based investigations.  Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual, technological, and research resources.  This includes surgical and pathology facilities; animal facilities; and dedicated, high-quality technology cores.

The Staff Scientist II will serve in the Biostatistics and Data Management Branch (BDMS) within CCR. This challenging and highly visible position requires broad scientific expertise, a passion for public service, commitment to collaboration, and an ability to develop effective strategies to identify gaps in research and overcome barriers to scientific progress. We are seeking a senior level candidate with a professional mastery of advanced mathematical and statistical theory and methods for biomedical research or equivalent education and experience. 

The candidate will serve as a senior statistical advisor in the BDMS. The BDMS collaborates with and provides statistical expertise for investigators in the design of intramural clinical trials. This position provides statistical leadership and is involved in the design, review, conduct, monitoring and statistical analyses of intramural, and occasionally national or multi-center clinical trials of experimental therapies for cancer, immunodeficiencies, AIDS and AIDS-related malignancies. The incumbent will lead a broad range of data analysis and consultation services, including design collaborations and a wide range of methodological consulting and analytic services to laboratories. In addition, BDMS initiates research projects and collaborates on publications with researchers.

CCR is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences. 

Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.

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C.V. Required: 
Experience Required: 

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in mathematical statistics, including 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics (of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics). Communication skills and the ability to collect, analyze, compile and communicate complex scientific data both verbally and in writing is an essential prerequisite for this position. This is a full-time government position in Rockville, Maryland. Compensation for the position is commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and experience as permitted within federal government appointments.  Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S.

Additional Information: 

Rockville is one of Maryland's oldest towns, with its origins dating back to Colonial America. It is the vibrant, highly educated, business-friendly home to some of the nation’s and the world’s most prominent biomed and technology companies and is adjacent to the world's most powerful city, Washington, D.C.

How To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae and research goals to Martha Shaw at no later than October 16, 2019.  

Contact Name: 
Martha Shaw
Contact E-mail: 

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