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Staff Clinician, Clinical Genetics Branch

The Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting a physician to serve as Staff Clinician.

The CGB conducts interdisciplinary research to advance the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of cancer and to translate this knowledge into effective evidence-based medical management strategies (including counseling, prophylaxis, screening, surgical risk reduction, and chemoprevention) for cancer-prone individuals and families. Current active protocols target hereditary cancer susceptibility syndromes including Li-Fraumeni syndrome, DICER1 syndrome, RASopathies, inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, and familial melanoma. CGB investigators study the risk of cancer in medical conditions not typically thought to include cancer in their classical phenotype. CGB also has a large portfolio of human papilloma virus-related translational research projects and most CGB research protocols have integrated behavioral/counseling and psychosocial research components. Study-derived biospecimens are routinely leveraged into collaborative, laboratory-based, etiologically-oriented analyses of genomics and molecular susceptibility.

The successful candidate must hold a medical degree and have completed clinical fellowship training in genetics, medical hematology-oncology, or pediatric hematology-oncology. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of clinical cancer genetics and genetic risk assessment and have had training in genomics or epidemiology research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with highly committed and talented researchers with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, and genomics, as well as career development training opportunities.

Salary and benefits are commensurate based on the incumbent’s qualifications and experience.  Full Federal benefits including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be provided.

Applications must be submitted electronically must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Brief summary of research interests and accomplishments
  • Three (3) names and addresses of references to:

Sharon A. Savage, MD
Chief, Clinical Genetics Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
9609 Medical Center Dr., 6E456
Rockville, MD 20850

This position is subject to a background investigation. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible, however it will be open until it is filled. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.