The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a physician for its Thoracic Surgery Program. The successful candidate will come through the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Clinical Investigator Development Program, a training opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. CCR is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical research training and clinical research, all conducted in the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Md.
The goal of the program is to assist board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to an independent investigator in patient-oriented research so that they will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments in academia or comparable positions in government and industry. The successful candidate must have a M.D. and will receive a 3-year appointment; competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience; dedicated laboratory space, if needed, and an independent budget; travel and training funds; and access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services, and advanced technologies. An attractive federal government employee benefit package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, and relocation expenses. Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH.
Applications will initially require 1) a letter indicating interest in the position, 2) a CV with complete bibliography, 3) a 1-page statement of research interests and goals, and 4) 3 current and original letters of reference from individuals in the scientific/academic community who are familiar with your accomplishments, motivation, and skills. Reference letters are due by August 30, 2013. Candidates must also complete formal application atwww.USAJOBS.gov. Each applicant submitting the listed materials will be notified of the date for completing this second step. Candidates will be considered shortly after completing both steps. The search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.