Associate Director, Precision Oncology Research

Associate Director, Precision Oncology Research

NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Bethesda, MD, United States

The Person: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking an
innovative leader to serve as the Associate Director of Precision Oncology
Research within the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) (
www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/ccg). The CCG oversees
NCI-wide genomics-based initiatives to accelerate the creation and use of tools
that will bring a new understanding about the molecular underpinnings of
different forms of cancer in children and adults.

We
are seeking a senior-level candidate with a specialized combination of
expertise in pediatric cancer, cancer genomics, and functional genomics. The
position will report directly to the CCG Director and serve as the primary
advisor to NCI senior officials on the development of NCI’s Moonshot activities
in the area of cancer genomics. The position manages and oversees the programs
and functional responsibilities of the Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG) within
the CCG, therefore, interested candidates should also have extensive administrative
management experience.

 

Position
Requirements:
  Applicants must possess a doctoral level
degree (e.g. Ph.D. or M.D.) in an academic field related to the health sciences
or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this experience and equivalent experience.
The candidate must have extensive expertise and recognized leadership in
biomedical and cancer genomics research to provide leadership, subject matter
expertise, and coordination for NCI’s Moonshot activities related to adult and
pediatric cancer genomics and the utilization of shared resources to ensure
achievement of Cancer Moonshot Initiative and Blue-Ribbon Panel goals. In doing
so, the candidate must have experience in designing and initiating cancer
genomics programs, building infrastructure and teams, and executing new
scientific research initiatives. The candidate must have experience in
developing and improving genomic data systems and technologies into which
sequencing data and high-content functional screening data will be deposited to
facilitate breakthrough findings for improved treatments as well as new
insights into fundamental cancer biology. 
The candidate must have experience in developing and improving
genomic data systems and technologies into which sequencing data and high-content
functional screening data will be deposited to facilitate breakthrough findings
for improved treatments. The candidate must have knowledge of Federal
contracting laws and regulation to manage a portfolio of contracts and grants
supporting cancer genomics and translational research totaling nearly $30 million
that support NCI’s priorities in cancer genomics. 

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary is
competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A
recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may
be paid. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available,
including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance,
leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate
may be subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure
requirements.

 

How to Apply: Applicants must
submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for
three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements:
a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification
requirements (please limit both statements to one page each). Send application
package to Kelly.Barch@nih.gov. 

 

NCI will begin accepting applications on February
26, 2019 and will close on March 7, 2019.

 

For
questions regarding this position, interested candidates should contact Kelly
Barch at Kelly.Barch@nih.gov for
administrative or process questions or Jill Gaffey for scientific questions at Jill.Gaffey@nih.gov.    

HHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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