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    This position is located in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Central Office under the Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) Service which is one of four components that comprise ORD. The position serves as the Health Science Officer for the Precision Oncology program.

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    The Health Science Officer (HSO) for Precision Oncology is responsible for overall direction, program planning, development and implementation, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with strategy, and program evaluation within set objectives and plans. The HSO will be responsible for recommending policies and procedures related to clinical care using scientific findings to establish evidence for clinical application. The HSO will report to the Director, RR&D. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Identifying areas where VA has special needs or unique opportunities and assessing the potential of VA clinical research to contribute in Precision Oncology research.
    • Determining need and potential for expansion of research capability of Precision Oncology.
    • Representing Precision Oncology and ORD in communications and/or meetings with senior management within and outside VA, non-governmental experts, and the public. Serving as a liaison to other Federal agencies and private foundations concerned with support and conduct of health-related research.
    • Developing a strategic plan and working plan that drives the daily operation and future direction of Precision Oncology programs within RR&D.
    • Formulating and ensuring appropriate and timely communication and policies, procedures, and guidelines for direction and control of Precision Oncology programs and activities to field-based research administrators and scientists.
    • Evaluating changing priorities and determining when major programs or projects should be initiated, terminated, or curtailed; when and in what time frame specific changes in emphasis need to be made in programs or parts of programs.
    • Directing the analysis, conduct and assessment of Precision Oncology programs to ensure compliance with applicable RR&D and other regulations, consistent and accurate documentation and reporting, and to identify deficiencies, or opportunities for improvement.
    • Ensuring fiduciary accountability for Precision Oncology funds, including overseeing the management of career development awards and project funding, ensuring that appropriate internal control systems are in place.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm, or as negotiated
    Compressed/Flexible: May be available
    Telework: May be available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Health Science Officer (Precision Oncology)/PD03042-0
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/572906900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.