Associate Director of Precision Oncology Research

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 04, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG)

Associate Director Precision Oncology Research


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.

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.

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-22-11242861 or visit the direct link, . The application period will begin on October 1, 2021 and end on October 10, 2021. For questions regarding this position or the application process, interested candidates should contact Thilibah Guytan at


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