Assistant Clinical Investigator
The Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP) is intended to assist board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to independent investigator in either laboratory-based or patient-oriented research so that they will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments in academia or comparable positions in government and industry. Potential areas of interest include medical oncology, pediatric hematology-oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, neuro-oncology, urology and dermatology. Program objectives are to: develop competence and skills in study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; acquire knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; gain direct experience with and develop strategies for the collection and management of research data; and learn about function, development, organization and leadership of a multidisciplinary research team.
Selectees will be appointed as “Assistant Clinical Investigators” for a three-year period at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience and will receive dedicated laboratory space, if needed; an independent budget; travel and training funds; and access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data management support, animal facilities, core services and advanced technologies, such as imaging/microscopy, protein chemistry and purification, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, genomics, and animal models. NIH also has a student loan repayment program for those eligible. During the program, participants must successfully complete the courses, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Clinical Pharmacology, and Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research; develop a research proposal within the first six months in collaboration with a mentor; and apply for an NIH Career Development Award (K mechanism) by the end of the second year. There will be an annual review of each participant’s research program. An attractive federal government employee benefit package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program and relocation expenses.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information about CCR please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/Default.aspx or about the CIDP program at http://ccr.cancer.gov/careers/clinical_programs_invest.asp
Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59p.m. EST, October 15, 2012. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please note that requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to the references you provide when you submit your application. Questions may be directed to Ms. Romi Sawhney at email@example.com.
Applications accepted beginning July 2nd 2012 and ending on October 15th 2012 for Academic Year 2013.