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Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians Career Enrichment Program (SCEP)

The NCI Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians Career Enrichment Program (SCEP) offers specific tools and skills, targeted to the Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians. The SCEP is an application-based process and selected candidates are invited to participate.

The SCEP candidates will be able to reflect on their own career trajectory and master strategies to network, develop mentoring partnerships and be efficient at work. With the guidance of coaching experts and workshops the participants will learn about preferable work behaviors to be empowered to create a productive and fulfilling environment. The SCEP requires participants to secure a mentor for the 6-month duration of the program and to meet with them once a month for 1 hour as a minimum requisite. Tips and guidance on how to find an adequate mentor are offered during the initial orientation session in January.

The Enrichment Program is for you if:

  • You are an SS/SC interested in a continuing education. You can include the SCEP in your next Quad Review.
  • You are interested in developing more leadership skills.
  • You are a core manager and would like to learn more about managerial skills.
  • You are looking for more fulfillment in your current position.
  • You want to learn about other aspects of the scientific enterprise at NCI.

How to Apply

Applications will open on October 5, 2020.  Please check back for instructions on applying.  

Program Agenda

All times listed below in EDT.

Date Subject Who Time
January 13 Orientation CCT/OWPD 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
January 28 Individual Development Plan (IDP) OWPD 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
February Mentoring assignments CCT  
Feb/March (TBD) Career Advising Intakes OWPD  
February 10 DiSC Assessment OWPD 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
March (TBD) Developmental assignment CCT  
April 15 Job Searching Skills Workshop CCT/OHR 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
May (TBD) Mid point check in CCT Individually selected
May 13 Alumni Session CCT 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
May 20 Career Skill Advising Orientation                          OWPD 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
June (TBD) Difficult Conversations  OWPD  
June 10 Career Skills Advising session OWPD 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
June 24 Career Skills Advising session OWPD 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
July 8 Graduation OWPD/CCT 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

*All sessions will be held virtually. Details will be shared with participants prior to start of program.  


Please contact Ofelia Olivero at

Related Resources

SSSC Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) is hosted by the CCR’s Office of Science and Technology Services.  STEP was established to provide staff scientists and staff clinicians an opportunity to compete for funding to gain access to comprehensive training in state-of-the-art techniques available through CCR Cores and Facilities.  For more program information, please contact Cynthia Masison.

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