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Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

National Cancer Institute/ National Institutes of Health
Rockville, Maryland
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Office of the Director

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

The Person: The NCI is seeking an innovative leader to serve as the Deputy Director for the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and reports directly to the Director, DCCPS. The mission of the DCCPS is to provide national and international leadership in supporting research in surveillance, epidemiology, health services, behavioral science, and cancer survivorship with the goal of reducing the burden of cancer in America.

The Deputy Director, DCCPS in partnership with the Director, DCCPS, provides leadership and scientific guidance for an integrated program of genetic, epidemiological, behavioral, social, applied, and surveillance cancer research to reduce risk, incidence, and deaths from cancer, as well as to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors and to improve the quality of health care delivery. The Deputy Director works with the Director to set scientific priorities, oversee complex research programs, make program decisions, develop scientific policy in support of DCCPS mission; provide oversight and management of DCCPS’ operational budget of $150 million and its $400 million portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements to achieve the highest quality epidemiological, behavioral, social, health services, and surveillance cancer research; supervise and/or oversee a staff of approximately 250 professional and administrative staff. 

Position Requirements: Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D.) in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position and equivalent experience. The candidate must be an experienced scientist with expertise in managing highly complex and diverse cancer control and population sciences research programs involving epidemiological, behavioral, social, health services, and surveillance cancer research is challenging. The scientific expertise required by the position is complex and multi-disciplinary due to the increasing complexity of cancer control and population sciences research programs, concepts, and technologies, and the continually expanding scope of the Division’s research programs, initiatives, and partnerships. Of special importance are strategic and scientific vision, leadership skills, and experience in the development and management of cancer control and population sciences research programs and technologies, strong fiscal responsibility, an understanding of new trends in cancer research, awareness of the complex challenges facing cancer control and population research, and the ability to collaborate within and between complex organizations.

Salary/Benefits: This position will be filled under a Title 42 excepted service appointment.  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate may be subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.  

Location: Position will be as advertised but may be negotiable with certain participating program areas after selection and an onboarding period. If a remote opportunity is negotiated, the selected individual may work anywhere in the United States, including onsite at NCI's campus in Rockville, MD and the salary will be based upon the locality pay of your work site as determined by law. Work sites outside of the U.S. are prohibited. Remote employees must adhere to all regulations and policies regarding remote work at NIH and in the federal government, including the signing of a remote work agreement.

Vaccination Mandate: Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.  Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter, vision statement, qualification statement, current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. This position is open from April 15 to May 15, 2022.

You may contact Karen Levine at for more information about this vacancy.

HHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

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