National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary is equivalent to GS 11-12 depending on experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: N/A
The NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) seeks ahighly motivated candidate to join our diversity team as Diversity Program Manager. CCR is a leader at NIH in developing ambitious program initiatives, outreach efforts, and internal policies aimed at recruiting and retaining a diverse work force. We are developing new and strengthened institutional mechanisms to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment. Efforts are focused on faculty recruitment and retention, cultural and organizational development, and monitoring and reporting of progress. To this end we are seeking to proactively build a national and international network through which diverse candidates are identified; ensure end-to-end inclusive recruiting and best practices; identify and attack systemic organizational barriers; and develop key indicators to assess progress.
The incumbent will be involved in a myriad of CCR’s diversity efforts and duties will include:
Serve as the primary outreach and project coordinator
Plan, implement and evaluate a variety of recruitment strategies including:
attending scientific conferences for recruitment
cultivating and nurturing relationships with local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI),
giving presentations to a variety of academic and stakeholder groups,
contributing to CCR’s communication initiatives and social media strategies,
tracking and analysis of metrics to define success.
Develop and plan new initiatives to identify diverse candidates
Program management for new and ongoing DEIA programs
Coordinate meetings, workshops and special interest groups
Foster collaborative efforts with NCI training programs to help strengthen the pipeline of biomedical researchers from historically underrepresented groups
Why CCR? The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to over 250 basic and clinical research groups and makes up the largest component of the intramural research effort at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the federal government. 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 support projects over a long-time horizon allowing our investigators to pursue some of the most difficult, high-risk problems in the field. 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 CCR is highly committed to and is taking actionable steps to create a fully equitable work environment, build a diverse cancer research workforce, expand health disparities research, and improve patient representation in clinical trials. For an overview of CCR, please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/.
About this position
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills, have a demonstrated commitment to DEIA and some outreach experience, excellent oral and written communication, and experience withdatabases and software for reporting and analysis.
The ideal candidate will have completed a graduate degree in biomedical research (Ph.D. preferred) and some experience in a laboratory or clinical setting preferred;
Competitive salary based on experience.
This is a permanent allocated position. Hiring mechanism will be determined based on candidate qualifications and experience.
Full time, with telework options andsome on site work required in Bethesda, Maryland.
Reports to the CCR Scientific Diversity Advisor.
How to Apply Interested candidates should send
an updated resume/CV
a diversity statement detailing personal experience with DEIA and/or successful recruitment and/or mentorship of trainees from historically underrepresented groups, participation on committees and in program /initiatives addressing issues of diversity and inclusion
and a cover letter outlining their commitment to diversity and plans for addressing diversity and inclusion in the future to Shauna Clark, Ph.D., Scientific Diversity Advisor, CCR at NCICCRJobOpp@mail.nih.gov.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.
About National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
The CCR is an intramural research component of the NCI located in Bethesda, Maryland. CCR’s enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Our research teams offer well over 300 clinical research trials and annually open over 50 new trials and enrolls 1,300 new patients. Clinical investigators are supported by a wide array of supportive clinical resources including data management, research nursing, patient care coordination, education, protocol development support, patient referral and outreach, and technology transfer collaborations with industry. The CCR is highly committed to and is taking actionable steps to create a fully equitable work environment, build a diverse cancer research workforce, expand health disparities research, and improve patient representation in clinical trials. Our scientists enjoy complete intellectual freedom and are expected to creatively and innovatively explore the most important questions in t...he field of cancer research and treatment. We support projects over a long-time horizon allowing our investigators to pursue some of the most difficult, high-risk problems in the field. For an overview of CCR, please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/.