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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recruiting for scientific leaders within NCI. As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator/Program Officer, you will identify and formulate program needs, plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures for a Branch or Division.  These positions will serve as Associate Director, Deputy Associate Directors and/or Branch Chiefs, and we are seeking senior candidates who have expertise and experience in scientific and clinical issues associated with a biomedical research programs, leadership skills to direct large-scale programs of national and international magnitude and the necessary management skills to lead the staff in the Branch. 
Positions are available in the following Branches:
The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD-OD) - seeking candidates with expertise and knowledge of underserved communities/minority health disparities.
The Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP), is seeking a candidate with significant expertise in Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Development of Small Molecules or Biologics, and/or Medicinal/Structural Chemistry. 
The Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), Tumor Biology and Metastasis Branch (TBM),
The Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives Office of the Director (CSSI OD)


As a Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), your duties will include but, are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise Health Scientist Administrators, other scientists, and support staff.
  • Manage workload and project priorities and ensure timelines are adhered to.
  • Direct work so that it remains focused on the research goals.
  • Coordinate with higher level management for needed resources;
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
  • Consult with and advise grantees/contractors during preparation of applications/proposals and provide guidance on program issues.
  • Develop, coordinate and administer grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts established to fulfill the mission of the Branch and Division.
  • Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities.
  • Visit universities, research institutions, commercial organizations, other government agencies, and public and private organizations to promote and explain the objectives of the program

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Approximately 1-2 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No