Senior Investigator – Multiple Disciplines

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
Positions are located in Bethesda or Frederick, Maryland.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Group Leader/Principal Investigator
Organization Type

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking outstanding, internationally recognized and visionary scientists to lead independent research groups to conduct cutting-edge cancer research in the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR). All areas relevant to basic and translational cancer research will be considered. These positions are part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) world-class intramural research program (IRP) and equivalent to a tenured academic associate professor or professor.

Successful candidates will be eligible to be appointed as an NIH tenured Senior Investigator and are expected to lead a world-class research program, supported by generous stable resources including access to a wide range of NCI technology platforms and interdisciplinary collaborations within NCI, as well as at NIH and its Clinical Center.

In addition to being outstanding biomedical researchers, successful candidates will have a demonstrable commitment to, and track record of, promoting diversity and the inclusion of persons from underrepresented groups in biomedical research and they will actively contribute to achieve NCI’s institutional goals on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. For an overview of CCR, please visit

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, an exceptional record of scientific achievement in cancer research, demonstrated leadership ability, proven effectiveness in mentoring and must meet the criteria for tenure at the NIH. Positions are located in Bethesda or Frederick, Maryland.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full civil service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement) is available. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the United States. Interested candidates should submit the following materials:
•A letter of interest, including a career synopsis
•A forward-looking statement of research interests (up to three pages)
•A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography.
•A statement describing experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For more information, contact Patrick Miller, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at

Applications must be submitted electronically to Initial review will occur on or about 10/3/2022 and approximately every four months thereafter. Applications will be treated as confidential.

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit and programmatic priorities, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. This position is subject to a background investigation.

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