Medical Officer (Research) - NCI - DH

Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.

As a Medical Officer (Research) you will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs.  
To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.  These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) within 2 branches listed below with their specialty areas :

Community Oncology/Prevention Trials Research Group - Medical Oncology

Breast & Gynecologic Cancer Research Group - Clinical Oncology

  • Occasional Travel
  • 2/3 days per month

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Educational requirement. Transcripts required.
  • Medical License required.
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

    Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:

    In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14). Examples of Specialized experience include: provide specialized medical expertise in clinical research; collaborate with other organizations and outside researchers in a variety of clinically-related projects; analyze, evaluate, and interpret scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publications in peer-reviewed journals; design, conduct, or direct clinical investigations or trials; provide direct patient care or  develop organization policies about patient care; develop policies and plans to strengthen the program areas which impact national and/or international research activities.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

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    As a Medical Officer (Research) you will:

    • Provide independent leadership in research of national and international significance, participating in the overall planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures related to the extramural program
    • Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization
    • Actively collaborate in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of research and training programs, projects, contracts, conferences and workshops
    • Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organize efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research
    • Evaluate the recommendations of peer review programs, scientific merit of proposed research, availability and adequacy of facilities, and justification for individual budget items
    • Formulate concepts for Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, and Requests for Proposals while ensuring the funded research is scientifically valid and complies with the Institute/Center
    • Maintain liaison with investigators, institutions, organizations, and other government agencies

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