Medical Officer - National Cancer Institute/ Division of Cancer Prevention

Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group/ Division of Cancer Prevention/ NCI
NCI Shady Grove
GS-15 level, 2017 pay range is $131,767 to $161,900 (2017). A PCA may supplement the salary.
Jun 02, 2017
Jul 02, 2017
Full Time

Do you want to shape the way we prevent breast and gynecologic cancer in the future?

The Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group (BGCRG), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for an experienced Medical Officer. BGCRG focuses on fostering the development and conduct of research on the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, cervix and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers, endometrial cancers, ovarian cancers, and precursor conditions related to these cancers. Learn more about BGCRG.

This position offers opportunities to develop scientific initiatives on the cutting edge of cancer prevention in women’s cancers.  You will provide medical advice and consultation on critical problem in women’s health; evaluate clinical trials including design, conduct, and closeout; promote drug development for prevention of women’s cancers; provide medical leadership for the development of clinical trials; and foster compliance with all ethical guidelines for scientific studies and management of programs. The position will be based in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.

As a Medical Officer you will provide specialized medical expertise in clinical research; assisting in developing research programs, which enhanced research goals and objectives of an organization; 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; present medical findings at seminars and scientific meetings; design, conduct, or direct clinical investigations or trials; provide direct patient care or  develop organization policies about patient care; provide recommendation for the establishing, revising, or re-evaluating goals and objectives of the research programs; develop policies and plans to strengthening the program areas which impact national and/or international research activities.

Job Details:

  • Provide medical expertise on clinical drug development throughout life-cycle of compound:
  • Support study design, generation of study protocol, data collection instruments, informed consent, Investigators Drug Brochure, Statistical Analysis Plan, and other study material.
  • Provide continuous medical monitoring during study conduct, answers site questions on inclusion/exclusion criteria or other protocol questions, evaluate and assess SAEs and AEs, review laboratory and other safety parameters, review patient profiles, review concomitant medications, adverse events, and provide medical expertise to project teams during life-cycle of study.
  • Attend and/or present at investigator, internal and external project team meetings as well as national and international scientific meetings.
  • Assess and evaluate protocol deviations and provide recommendations on actions to be taken.
  • Assume responsibility for ethical, e.g. medical, aspects of study.
  • Contribute to discussions with health authorities, Ethics Committees, investigators, opinion leaders, internal and external investigators.
  • Assists the study team in selection and recruitment of investigational sites.
  • Evaluate and promote breast and gynecologic cancer prevention
  • Develop, write, and present initiative concepts for consideration and approval by Program Leaders, IC Director, and Advisory Council or other peer review group, as funding permits.
  • Participate in research-related working groups and workshops to analyze a research topic area and obtain recommendations for future programmatic initiatives, as funding permits.
  • Review scientific literature and assigned research grant and contract portfolio to ensure appropriate balance of the portfolio and to identify gap areas.
  • Inspect and evaluate interim and final reports or services delivered by the contractor/grantee and makes recommendations to the contracting officer/grants administrator regarding their acceptability as appropriate for the contract(s)/grant(s) scope of work. 

What do you need to have?

·       U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Board Certified Preferred
  • Licensed physician
  • Significant clinical trial experience
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills
  • Experience using computerized systems (PC-Windows and MS Office).
  • Read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Clinical practice and/or clinical research or drug safety experience.
  • Experience writing clinical study reports, poster presentations, and manuscripts for publication in a scientific journal.
  • Specific expertise in breast cancer preferred – medical oncologist, radiologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon, primary care physician, geneticist

Salary and Benefits

This position is likely to be advertised at the GS-15 level, for which the 2017 pay range is $131,767 to $161,900 per year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A Physician’s Comparability Allowance (PCA) (approximately $14,000) will supplement the salary.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Brandy Heckman-Stoddard, PhD, MPH
Acting Chief
Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group
Division of Cancer Prevention

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

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