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Associate Director for Scientific Management and Dissemination, Office of the Director

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a staff scientist to serve as the Associate Director for Scientific Management and Dissemination in the Office of the Director (OD).

DCEG is the world’s most comprehensive cancer epidemiology research group. Its renowned epidemiologists, geneticists, biostatisticians, and data scientists conduct population and multidisciplinary research to discover the causes of cancer and inform the means for prevention by conducting transdisciplinary epidemiological and genetic research. The OD oversees the research and personnel across the eight scientific branches, Trans-Divisional Research Program, and Office of Education that make up DCEG. The OD currently includes the Division Director, two Associate Directors, and over 10 other scientific support and administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director for Scientific Management and Dissemination include:

  • Oversee the DCEG scientific review processes and external funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate research compliance for scientific projects including human subjects and data sharing.
  • Direct all aspects of internal communication within the OD and DCEG.
  • Direct all aspects of scientific knowledge dissemination through the communications team.
  • Manage requests for information on DCEG scientific and administrative activities, including high profile scientific issues (e.g., congressional inquiries), institutional support and agreements, NCI/NIH narrative reporting, Freedom of Information Act requests, and management control.
  • Serve as the DCEG liaison to the NCI general counsel, ethics office, and others.
  • Coordinate overall DCEG management with the other Associate Directors.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology or a relevant discipline (e.g., biostatistics or cancer genetics)
  • Broad knowledge in cancer epidemiology
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific management and leadership
  • Well-honed administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills, highly skilled in facilitating productive interactions among researchers, and proven effectiveness in staff supervision
  • Demonstrable track record of promoting diversity and the inclusion of persons from underrepresented groups in biomedical research


Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full civil service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement) is available. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the United States. This position is subject to a background investigation.

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of interest, including career synopsis
  • A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography
  • Three letters of reference

Submit applications electronically to Applications received by September 12, 2022, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information about this vacancy, contact Drs. Amanda Black or Hannah Yang.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The NIH and NCI are dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.