Associate Director, Precision Oncology Research, Center for Cancer Genomics

Rockville, Maryland
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate
June 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking an innovative leader to serve as the Associate Director of Precision Oncology Research within the Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) ( The CCG oversees NCI-wide genomics-based initiatives to accelerate the creation and use of tools that will bring a new understanding about the molecular underpinnings of different forms of cancer in children and adults. We are seeking a senior-level candidate with a specialized combination of expertise in pediatric cancer, cancer genomics, and functional genomics. The position will report directly to the CCG Director and serve as the primary advisor to NCI senior officials on the development of NCI’s Moonshot activities in the area of cancer genomics. The position manages and oversees the programs and functional responsibilities of the Office of Cancer Genomics (OCG) within the CCG, therefore, interested candidates should also have extensive administrative management experience.

This is a full-time government position in Rockville, Maryland. Individuals who apply must be U.S. citizens. To apply to this position, please visit: and search vacancy number NIH-NCI-DE-18-10205061 or visit the direct link, The application period will begin on 06/12/2018 and end on 06/21/2018.

The candidate will provide leadership, subject matter expertise, and coordination for NCI’s Moonshot activities related to adult and pediatric cancer genomics and the utilization of shared resources to ensure achievement of Cancer Moonshot Initiative and Blue Ribbon Panel goals. In doing so, the candidate will be expected to design and initiate programs, build infrastructure, build teams, and execute new scientific initiatives. The candidate will be expected to provide expert knowledge and first-hand experience in developing and improving genomic data systems and technologies into which sequencing data and high-content functional screening data will be deposited to facilitate breakthrough findings for improved treatments. The candidate will manage a portfolio of contracts and grants supporting cancer genomics and translational research totaling nearly $30 million that support the achievement of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and Blue Ribbon Panel goals and forward NCI’s priorities in cancer genomics.

For questions regarding this position, interested candidates should contact Susan Greenhouse at or 240-276-5697.  For application and qualification questions, please contact Thilibah Guytan, HR Specialist, at or 301-402-3692.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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