Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI

THE POSITIONThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) to assist in providing leadership to one of the preeminent divisions for surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science, and cancer survivorship research. The mission of the DCCPS is to provide national and international leadership in supporting research in surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science, and cancer survivorship with the goal of reducing the burden of cancer in America. The Division plays a central role within the Federal government as a source of expertise and evidence on issues such as cancer trends, the quality of cancer care, the economic burden of cancer, geographic information systems, statistical methods, communication science, tobacco control, and implementation science.

For more information on the division, go to https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/index.html.

The position serves as the Director for the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and is in the Office of the Director (OD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and reports directly to the NCI Director. The Director provides executive scientific expertise and overall scientific administration to the operations and support of the research and operations of the DCCPS. The Director exercises scientific and administrative management of an integrated program of the highest quality epidemiological, behavioral, social, health services, and surveillance cancer research. DCCPS-funded research aims to understand the causes and distribution of cancer in populations, support the development and delivery of effective cancer control interventions, and monitor and explain health disparities across all segments of the population. Central to these activities are the processes of data aggregation, evidence synthesis, modeling and decision making that aids in evaluating what has been learned, identifying new priorities and strategies, collaborating with other agencies, and effectively applying research discoveries to reduce the cancer burden.

S/he has responsibility for: (1) scientific planning, resource, partnership and management of operational administration for the division; (2) oversight of all the division’s grants and cooperative agreement research activities amounting to over $400 million annually; and (3) working with and advising senior leadership on the development and implementation of long range strategic, scientific, facility and business plans for the division. The Director, DCCPS oversees a budget of approximately $150 million and a staff of approximately 150 scientific and administrative staff; sets the scientific priorities, makes program decisions, and develops policy; fosters emerging topics in cancer control research that benefits the nation, and oversees the activities of 6 branches that are responsible for:

  • applying behavior and social sciences research to cancer prevention and control,
  • supporting research in human populations to understand determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes and translating findings to clinical and public health interventions,
  • studying cancer care, the factors influencing care, and the outcomes of care,
  • improving the impact of cancer control and population science on the health and healthcare of the population, and fostering the rapid integration of research, practice, and policy,
  • providing a quantitative portrait of cancer and its determinants in a defined population, and
  • enhancing the quality and length of survival of all persons diagnosed with cancer and to prevent, minimize, or manage adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.

These programs are implemented through extramural grants, cooperative agreements, collaborative projects, and other activities.

LOCATION: Rockville, MD

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate will have an M.D. or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have extensive training and experience in cancer control and population sciences research. The candidate must be able to lead a national and international integrated program of the highest quality epidemiological, behavioral, social, health services, and surveillance cancer research. The candidate must be an experienced scientist with a record of peer-reviewed publications, outstanding performance, and recognized accomplishments in the field of cancer control and population sciences. In addition, the candidate must be an experienced manager responsible for supervising scientific and administrative staff, overseeing complex research projects and/or grants and facilitating collaborations and partnerships within the cancer and/or public health research community. Of special importance include having a scientific vision for DCCPS, the skill to lead complex cancer control research programs, the ability to develop and implement cutting-edge cancer control research programs, and the knowledge of methods and strategies for cancer control research, translation, and dissemination.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  This position will be filled under a Title 42 excepted service appointment. 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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

FOREIGN EDUCATION:  Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the https://www.naces.org website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants must prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). Send the application package to karen.levine@nih.gov. NCI will begin accepting applications on November 2 and plans to have the position open for 60 days.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. ET

ON December 31, 2020.

DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

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