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Careers at NCI

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.

Open Positions

  • Director, Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

    NCI is seeking an innovative and visionary leader to serve as Director of the institute’s Division of Cancer Biology (DCB). DCB is one of the major extramural divisions at NCI. Its mission is to advance cancer research by providing funding support through grants and programs for research that investigates the basic biology of cancer at academic institutions across the United States. The director is the scientific and administrative leader of DCB and, in that role, provides scientific expertise and strategic vision for the DCB portfolio, including identification of emerging new directions for basic cancer research. The division director also oversees all administrative operations of DCB, including its portfolio of more than 2,000 grants corresponding to a budget of more than $800 million annually. The director manages a staff of approximately 60 scientific and administrative personnel. The position is located in Bethesda, MD, and reports directly to the NCI director.

Jobs at NCI

Open, full-time and part-time federal positions at NCI are posted on

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Training Opportunities

Learn more about training opportunities at NCI, including summer internships. 

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