Assistant Research Physician (Myeloid Malignancy/Myelodysplastic Syndromes)

Bethesda, Maryland near the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
Commensurate with experience; Federal Govt. Benefits Package
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 04, 2021
Full Time

The NCI-Myeloid Malignancies Clinical Program (MMCP) will lead the NIH-MMP’s clinical trials efforts focused on facilitating rapid translation of intramural science to novel, first-in-disease clinical trials, with the aim of developing new science-driven therapeutic approaches for patients with myeloid malignancies, especially Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring innovative, high-impact bench-to-bedside research and close collaboration between physicians and scientists with a primary focus on myeloid malignancies. The successful candidate will assist in the development of an MDS clinic at the NIH Clinical Center and serve as a principal investigator on novel immunotherapy and targeted agent clinical trials. The successful candidate will take the lead in developing key aspects of the MMCP with focus on opening innovative clinical protocols focused on MDS and secondary AML, based on the concepts and preclinical research at the NIH intramural research program.


Key skills include: outstanding clinical skills and a compassionate caregiver; familiarity with clinical protocol development and patient-oriented research; familiarity with ethical and regulatory issues required for clinical research involving human subjects; experience with the collection and management of research data; strong ambition to succeed in academic clinical research; experience with interdisciplinary team management; interest in community outreach and education of medical oncology and other clinical fellows. Applicants should have experience in the clinical care of patients with hematologic malignancies, including those undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Bethesda is one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and has a nationally renowned school system. The city is a thriving suburban center close to Washington, D.C., and home to many restaurants, retailers and a flourishing arts and entertainment district.

How to Apply:


  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Research Goals
  • Three References

Additional Application Information:
Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, bio sketch (if available), complete bibliography, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement describing their research interests and goals as they relate to the chosen field. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your application to:

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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