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Senior Scientist for Cancer Care Delivery Research - NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

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 a Senior Scientist for the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, within the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB), Applied Research Program (ARP). The person serving in this position will have a unique opportunity to serve the NCI as a scientific leader providing direction and leadership in planning, coordinating, and guiding a program of cancer care delivery research.

The goal of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is to bring cancer clinical trials, as well as cancer care delivery research, to individuals in their own communities, thereby generating a broadly applicable evidence base that contributes to improved patient outcomes and a reduction in cancer disparities. For more information about NCORP, visit their Web site.

The importance and influence of cancer care delivery on patient care have led to the emergence of cancer care delivery research as a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how complex, multi-level forces including social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, provider and individual behaviors affect cancer outcomes, access to cancer care, the quality and cost of cancer care and ultimately the health and well-being of cancer patients and survivors. Its focus includes individuals, families, organizations, institutions, providers, communities, populations, and their interactions. As the bulk of cancer care occurs in a community setting, community-based care organizations must be a key focus of cancer care delivery research that seeks to understand and improve patient outcomes based on these factors.

The position is within the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB). ORB leads, coordinates, and sponsors research and development of resources to evaluate, monitor, and improve health outcomes and quality of care for all patient populations across the cancer control continuum. For more information about ORB and ARP 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 the fields of 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 will be negotiable but is anticipated to be at the level of GS-15 ($124,995 to $157,100). The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Letters of interest and vitae may be submitted immediately to Samantha Williams.

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.

THE DHHS/NIH/NCI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014