Director, Center for Cancer Training, NCI

THE POSITION: The NCI is seeking an innovative leader to serve as its Director for the Center for Cancer Training (CCT). The NCI is the principal agency of the Federal Government for cancer research and for carrying out the National Cancer Program. The Institute conducts research in its own facilities, directs research carried out under contract, and provides grant support of research and training in non-federal institutions in the United States and abroad. The NCI supports its extramural and intramural training programs through the CCT. CCT plans, directs, organizes, oversees, evaluates, and supports NCI training and career development programs to catalyze the development of 21st century workforce capable of advancing cancer research through a scientifically integrated approach.

The Director, CCT, is responsible for providing authoritative, technical and scientific leadership and guidance for CCT’s complex and visible programs, grant mechanisms and activities.  The Director, CCT, manages an operational budget of approximately $5 million and a grants budget of approximately $155 million to support more than 960 extramural training and career development awards in the basic, clinical, translational, population and behavioral sciences. The Director, CCT, also monitors research training and career development activities for more than 900 fellows and trainees in NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR) laboratories. The Director provides authoritative leadership and oversight in implementing the CCT’s training mission including overseeing and facilitating the broad strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of NCI biomedical research recruitment and training programs.  The Director also works to diversify the training and workforce landscape by working in coordination with and support of both NCI and NIH diversity training programs and activities The Director serves as a senior leader within the NCI, providing counsel and advice to the NCI Director and other senior administrators.

LOCATION: Montgomery County, Maryland

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in a health allied field with knowledge of current developments in cancer research and contemporary challenges and best practices in biomedical research training and workforce development.  The candidate must have extensive experience in: (1) leading a diverse, highly-complex research training program that supports training and career development of investigators in biomedical research; (2) providing expert advice to senior leaders on the scientific and clinically relevant training policies and programs; (3) developing innovative training programs for advancing cancer research; (4) managing large operational budget and grants portfolios; and  (5) supervising scientific and administrative staff.  The candidate must appreciate the new trends in cancer research, be aware of the complex challenges facing the national and international biomedical research workforce and have the ability to communicate and collaborate well with others.

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 insurances 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 U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:  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 are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). Send application package to NCI has extended the deadline to July 28, 2019. 

You may contact Laura Townsend at for more information about this vacancy.



ON Sunday 7/28/2019