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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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Deputy Director for Data Science, NCI

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Director for Data Science. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader responsible for catalyzing new capabilities in biomedical data science by modernization of the NCI’s data resource ecosystem, development of a diverse and talented data science workforce, and building strategic partnerships to develop and disseminate advanced technologies and methods. The Deputy Director for Data Science, NCI, will provide leadership for the NCI’s implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through leading scientific, technical, and operational collaborations within NCI in support of cancer research.
Closing date: August 25, 2023.

Jobs at NCI

Explore federal opportunities for employment at NCI.

  • 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.

Training Opportunities

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