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Seeking a Branch Chief to join National Cancer Institute, Nutritional Science Research Group
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), Nutritional Science Research Group (NSRG) is seeking a Branch Chief. The NSRG manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported basic science and clinical research designed to increase the understanding of the role of diet in cancer risk and tumor behavior. The NSRG supports research on the determinants of cancer, including factors that influence personal susceptibility to cancer, such as genetic and epigenetic events, hormonal and biological pathways, racial differences and ethnic factors and their interactions with the intake of bioactive food components or e xcess calories, environmental contaminants, microbes, and viruses.
This position offers:
- Opportunities to develop and implement initiatives on the cutting edge of the nutrition science and cancer prevention
- Opportunity to develop a research portfolio on the effect of the microbiome on cancer risk
- Opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration
- A scientifically energizing and collegial environment.
- Responsibility for supervising a staff of scientists, fellows, and administrative staff
The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a technical and scientific expert in the area of nutrition and cancer risk. This individual also will be expected to identify research gaps and scientific opportunities related to nutrition and cancer prevention and develop initiatives to address these gaps and opportunities, identify ongoing implementation needs, and develop resources for the scientific community. Experience in molecular biology would be a plus. Additionally, the successful candidate will help foster partnerships within and across federal agencies and with the food/nutriceutical industries.
The work site location is the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, Maryland.
Salary range for this position is $123,758 to $155,500 annually, depending upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include health and life insurance options, retirement, paid holidays and vacation leave. Supplemental pay may be provided for physicians with a current medical license. A relocation package will be negotiable.
U.S. citizenship is required for all applicants. Candidates must have earned an MD or PhD or the equivalent in nutrition science, microbiology, cell or molecular biology or related areas. Successful candidates should have experience in nutrition and cancer research or molecular biology, nutritional biochemistry, or nutrition and dietary genetics, in preclinical human models.
Please submit your C.V., statement of interest and contact information, a list of representative publications, and the names of three references to Mr. Dale Engels at dale.engels.@nih.gov. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Lori Minasian (Deputy Director, DCP) at email@example.com. For more information about the Nutritional Science Research Group and DCP, visit http://prevention.cancer.gov/programs-resources/groups/ns
DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.
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