National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
This position will be filled as a Public Health Analyst GS-13, based on the general schedule pay scale. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate may be subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 1621
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP)
The Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP) is seeking a Public Health Analyst candidate to provide policy analysis for CDP's full range of biospecimen projects and activities in the Office of the Associate Director. The CDP addresses key issues in biospecimen research and supports several biorepositories and resources for the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). It also provides support for a number of Precision Medicine trials through grants and contracts, and works closely with the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) to organize these trials. This position conducts policy analysis for the CDP, and supports the implementation of this information. The incumbent has responsibility to assure that the highest ethical and legal standards available are employed in the CDP, in order to translate basic discovery research into clinical applications.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Planning, developing, implementing, and administering programs for the protection of human research subjects, including participating in the development of policies related to ethical and legal issues in biospecimen research
Collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data, including responses and reactions of the research community and the public, policy statements, and regulations concerning ethical and legal issues in biospecimen research
Providing authoritative expertise concerning application of policies, procedures, and best practices for ethical and legal issues in biospecimen research
Attending meetings of potential grantees, contractors, investigators, institutional officials and the general public to educate them about their responsibilities related to ethical and legal issues in biospecimen research
Identifying problems facing institutions in the conduct of research with human biospecimens
Monitoring and analyzing new legislation, policies, program initiatives, regulations and requirements and making recommendations as to their impact
Developing and writing substantive educational materials and publications concerning ethical and legal issues in biospecimen research
Responding to ethical and legal issues on biospecimen research and directing stakeholders to appropriate resources
Conducting research on ethical and legal issues
If interested, please submit your C.V. and a statement of interest to Dr. Lyndsay Harris, Cancer Diagnosis Program, National Cancer Institute at: email@example.com.
The understanding of state-of-the-art biospecimen and public health issues and methods is critical to provide direction and leadership on biospecimen development projects. Assignments are complicated by such factors as the specific characteristics of contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements used. The work requires variations in approach in conducting biospecimen project evaluations, advice, and guidance which is subject to continuing changes and developments.
About National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest biomedical research funding organization in the world. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH employs approximately 18,000 employees in varied occupations, all supporting research efforts that improve health and save lives. For more information on NIH's mission and goals, and its 27 Institutes and Centers, visit the NIH website.
The Cancer Diagnosis Program strives to improve the diagnosis and assessment of cancer by effectively moving new scientific knowledge into clinical practice. This national program stimulates, coordinates and funds resources and research for the development of innovative in vitro diagnostics, novel diagnostic technologies and appropriate human specimens in order to better characterize cancers and allow improved medical decision making and evaluation of response to treatment.