Senior Scientist, DCEG-NCI
Deadline: May 24, 2019
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting an accomplished Senior Scientist in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program (EBP). DCEG’s epidemiologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention. The Division’s research has an impact on public health policy in the United States and around the world.
The Senior Scientist will provide overall direction to a new prospective cohort study of 200,000 adults in the US to understand the etiology and natural history of cancer, which can inform new approaches in precision prevention and early detection of cancer. The Senior Scientist will oversee the DCEG cohort coordinating center of approximately five staff members and all cohort activities and be responsible for the overall success of the cohort. The Senior Scientist will also play a key role in consulting with DCEG Principal Investigators and provide technical and scientific advice. Additionally, the Senior Scientist will serve as liaison to NCI and NIH standing committees and represent the Division to other agencies and outside organizations to coordinate activities, enhance communication, and develop new initiatives and infrastructure.
The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field, have substantial relevant experience and responsibility for managing and directing large prospective epidemiological cohort studies, and be a successful supervisor. He or she must also be recognized as an international expert in cancer epidemiology; demonstrate expertise in managing a complex, outstanding program of epidemiological research; have exemplary skills and innovative approaches to epidemiological research and relevant new technologies; and have extensively published in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals and presented at scientific meetings.
Salary and benefits are commensurate based on the incumbent’s qualifications and experience. The Senior Scientist is a Full-Time Equivalent Employment position. More information on this position is available at https://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/personnel/ipds-appointment-mechanisms/sen.... Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided. For full detailed application procedures, go to the vacancy announcement at https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search for NIH-NCI-DE-19-10485430. Opening May 15, 2019 and closing May 24, 2019.
This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.