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The largest of the institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a premier research center that offers research, programmatic support, and training opportunities at its laboratories and offices in Maryland. NCI is deeply committed to the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion that allow all staff to reach their potential and fully contribute to the institute’s cancer mission.

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Division of Cancer Prevention

Deputy Director & Chief Technology Officer, DCP

The NCI is seeking an innovative and energetic leader to serve as its Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer (dual role) for the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). The DCP conducts and supports research to determine a person's risk of cancer and to find ways to reduce the risk. Research fostered by the Division focuses on translational prevention and detection, but also spans the disease process: early interventions to stop or slow the progression of cancer, and symptom management during treatment.

The Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer (DD/CTO), DCP, serves as a senior scientific authority within the DCP and NCI and is responsible for establishing the research agenda and overseeing research with aim to identify and expand technological solutions to fundamentally improve cancer prevention and symptom management. Closing date: July 21, 2022.

Jobs at NCI

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  • USA Jobs: All of NCI’s open, full-time and part-time federal positions by the National Institutes of Health are posted on USA Jobs.

Other open positions at NCI.

  • Center for Cancer Research (CCR): CCR's principal investigators lead teams of laboratory scientists, trainees, clinicians, patient-care providers and administrators to unlock scientific knowledge to advance the fight against cancer and HIV/AIDS. Be part of its mission to make breakthrough scientific discoveries to find cures and treatments for cancer.
  • Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)DCEG is home to epidemiologists, geneticists, biostatisticians, clinicians, and laboratory and other scientists who conduct multidisciplinary research to study cancer risk factors, from workplace exposures and lifestyle choices to genetics. DCEG’s renowned international research program fully integrates trainees across the career spectrum, from college students through postdoctoral fellows. The division also recruits scientific personnel from academia, government agencies, and major health organizations.
  • Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research: The only US national lab wholly focused on research, technology, and collaboration in the biomedical sciences, the Frederick National Laboratory offers opportunities to pursue a cutting-edge science career as well as roles that provide vital support to this important work.

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