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Chief, Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is conducting a national search for the Chief of the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB) within the Applied Research Program (ARP). The Chief of ORB oversees the research and research administration of the Branch, is responsible to and represents the Branch at higher administrative levels, serves as an expert consultant on cancer-related health outcomes and quality of care research to the NCI and NIH, in responding to inquiries from the U.S. Congress and other federal agencies, and to scientific and professional societies, academic research organizations, and other appropriate venues.

ORB leads, coordinates, and sponsors research and development of resources and methods to evaluate, monitor, and improve health outcomes and quality of care for all patient populations across different phases of the cancer control continuum. ORB stimulates development of an integrated program of cancer outcomes research, with special attention to the development and testing of patient-centered measures such as quality of life, self-assessed health, symptoms, functional status, and patients' experiences of care. The branch provides expert scientific contributions toward the objective of facilitating and promoting research utilizing such outcomes in the context of clinical trials, cancer care delivery research, cancer control and surveillance research at the population level, and for evaluating and improving care quality. ORB supports research in these areas across a wide range of respondents (e.g. adolescent and young adult as well as older adult patients and survivors), research designs (e.g. population-based studies, clinical trials, and observational studies), and/or multiple levels of assessment and intervention (e.g. individual patients, caregivers and clinicians, health care delivery teams, health care organizations). To obtain more information about the Outcomes Research Branch and the Applied Research Program, please visit our Web site.

Candidates for the position should be an experienced scientist (M.D. or Ph.D. - level training required) with leadership experience and advanced training in health services and outcomes research, evaluation of the quality of care delivery, and experience in applying these research methods to fields or research such as health services, outcomes, economics, and/or quality of care. Expertise and experience is required in the conceptual basis, methodology and application of health outcome measures in the context of clinical trials, observational studies, and in population level surveillance and/or cancer care evaluation.

This is a career position with the U.S. government and requires that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S. The salary range for this position is $124,995 - $157,100 depending upon qualifications and experience (GS-15 pay grade). Additional salary may be available to individuals with an MD degree. The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Letters of interest and vitae may be submitted immediately to Samantha Williams.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.


Last Modified: 30 May 2014