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Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Equity Research

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
Bethesda, Maryland
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Clinical Trials Research
Full Time

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Cancer Research (CCR) seeks a transformational leader in healthcare delivery in cancer research to build an independent research program and to direct CCR’s institutional efforts to expand and improve the accessibility, equity, and reach of our nationally leading clinical research program. CCR is committed to improving the lives of all cancer patients by solving important, challenging, and understudied problems in research and patient care and leading healthcare delivery research focused on clinical trial engagement, equitable access, and enrollment through development of innovative initiatives and approaches focusing on diverse and underrepresented populations and rare diseases.

This is a unique opportunity to build an impactful research program that will underpin institutional clinical research operations to identify barriers, develop strategies, initiatives and solutions and measure results related to trial outreach, referral and screening, enrollment, and continuity of care for the individual patient and populations. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing, coordinating, and expanding our institutional strategies and developing community partnerships to co-develop programs to increase referrals and ensure equitable access and participation in CCR’s clinical research protocols, particularly of underrepresented groups.

The position will report to the NCI Clinical Director as the senior advisor regarding clinical trials access and inclusion. The incumbent will have dedicated, stable independent resources within an extensive, robust supportive clinical research infrastructure. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD or MD or other post graduate degree or master’s degree in an emerging field relevant to health delivery research (e.g., health services research, health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, data science, implementation, and evaluation) and be a health services researcher with a track record in population-based interventions. We specifically seek individuals with an interest in healthcare delivery for underserved populations and experience in building community partnerships. They will be eligible to be appointed to a position equivalent to Associate Professor or Professor at an academic institution.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full federal benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). In addition, loan repayment may be available.

The CCR is an intramural research component of the NCI located in Bethesda, Maryland. CCR’s enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Our research teams offer well over 300 clinical research trials and annually open over 50 new trials and enrolls 1,300 new patients. Clinical investigators are supported by a wide array of supportive clinical resources including data management, research nursing, patient care coordination, education, protocol development support, patient referral and outreach, and technology transfer collaborations with industry. The CCR is highly committed to and is taking actionable steps to create a fully equitable work environment, build a diverse cancer research workforce, expand health disparities research, and improve patient representation in clinical trials. Our scientists enjoy complete intellectual freedom and are expected to creatively and innovatively explore the most important questions in the field of cancer research and treatment. We support projects over a long-time horizon allowing our investigators to pursue some of the most difficult, high-risk problems in the field. For an overview of CCR, please visit

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
Interested applicants should submit:
• A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography;
• A two-page summary of research interests, goals, and future plans;
• A diversity statement describing your track record of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in biomedical research and/or medicine, including, but not limited to, the understanding of and impacting issues of equity, inclusion and diversity, successful recruitment and/or mentorship of individuals from historically underrepresented groups, demonstrated sustained efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and plans for addressing diversity and inclusion in the future. (500-word limit)

Applications must be submitted to: E-mailed or paper applications will not be accepted. Initial review of applications will begin on or about 10/31/2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be treated as confidential. For more information, contact Patrick Miller, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at

This position is subject to a background investigation.
NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The NCI and the CCR are deeply committed to diversity of thought, equity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified women, under-represented minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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