Research Executive Officer
SWOG Cancer Research Network seeks a dynamic individual who brings scientific vision, inclusive leadership, and an innovative spirit to a leading member of the nation’s oldest and largest publicly-funded cancer clinical trials network to serve as executive officer for breast and lung cancer research.
The SWOG breast and lung committees create, implement, and execute publicly-funded clinical trials that improve medicine through the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, and by improving quality of life for cancer survivors. SWOG lung and breast trials can involve translational science, biomarker assessment, and multi-modal treatment areas such as surgery and radiation. Executive officers routinely work with SWOG partners in the National Clinical Trials Network, funded by managed by the National Cancer Institute, as well as pharmaceutical partners. They also play a key role in reinforcing the group’s culture of patient-centricity, continuous improvement, inclusion, and collaboration.
SWOG executive officers are the scientific and managerial leaders of their committees. They oversee the science and protocol-building process in their committees; encourage innovative trial strategies; coach committee leaders and members to high performance; share and promote best practices in clinical cancer research; and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Executive officers play a critical role in advancing SWOG’s mission of lengthening and improving lives by removing barriers to committee success, stewarding the timely development of trials, advising the group chair, and identifying and mentoring exceptional young investigators.
SWOG seeks a candidate with nationally-recognized expertise in breast or lung research and in planning and conducting high-impact clinical trials. Experience with the NCTN or another similarly complex, multi-institutional setting or consortium is essential.
Executive officers may serve up to three consecutive five-year terms, or a maximum of 15 years. Performance is measured each year in a review conducted by the group chair, who also conducts a mid-term 360-degree evaluation.
Location: Applicants will be accepted from any U.S. region or territory. They must be willing to travel twice a year to group meetings, and travel to attend other SWOG and NCI leadership meetings as necessary.
Salary: Effort is budgeted at 20 percent and will be compensated in keeping with scaling set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Contact: To apply, submit a CV or NIH biosketch and a one-page statement of vision and intent to email@example.com no later than close of business on Feb. 15, 2021.