Clinical Investigator Development Program


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Applicants who wish to be appointed on the academic year (i.e., July 1st), are encouraged to apply by September 30, 2019.

The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is pleased to announce our annual call for applications for an exciting training opportunity intended for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical research. Come join a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community where hallmarks are:

  • flexible funding that supports innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research;
  • competitive salary and loan repayment opportunities;
  • opportunity to serve as principal investigator on clinical trials;
  • access to the largest hospital in the world devoted exclusively to clinical research;
  • extensive shared research resources; and,
  • access to a broad range of scientific and clinical expertise and cutting-edge medical technologies. 

Who We are


The Center for Cancer Research comprises nearly 250 teams conducting basic, translational, and clinical research in the NCI intramural program - an environment supporting innovative science aimed at improving human health.  CCR's clinical program is housed at the NIH Clinical Center - the world's largest hospital dedicated to clinical research.  For more information about CCR and its programs, visit ccr.cancer.gov.


Areas of Interest


The Clinical Investigator Development Program assists board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers in transitioning from a mentored position to that of an independent investigator in research, in academia, or comparable positions in government and industry.

Potential areas of interest include:


Program Objectives


  • Initiate an independent translational research program that, if successful, will effectively move from "bench-to-bedside" and influence patient care (for laboratory-based investigators);
  • Develop competency and skills in study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research;
  • Acquire awareness of ethical and regulatory issues encountered in the conduct of clinical research involving the participation of human subjects, and education on the conduct of oncology trials per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines;
  • Gain experience with, and develop strategies for, collection and management of clinical research data;
  • Obtain insights into development, organization and direction of a multidisciplinary research team.