National Comprehensive Cancer Network

 

About NCCN

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in National Comprehensive Cancer Network's employment opportunities. NCCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer in a significant growth phase. If you would like to become part of our premier organization dedicated to developing programs and products to enhance cancer care, click on a job title below to learn more about the position. All positions are based in our suburban Philadelphia location. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Biostatistician

Continuing Medical Education Specialist – CME

Human Resource Generalist

IT Support Specialist

Policy/Advocacy Fellow

Vice President, Oncology Research Program


Biostatistician

We are currently seeking a statistician with experience and interest in health services research to collaborate with researchers in Guidelines development, quality and value measurement, outcomes research, and clinical trials design and evaluation.

General biostatistical knowledge will enable support of several areas/functions as will experience in designing meta-analyses, appropriate study design and statistical methodology to address research objectives, perform advanced statistical analyses, and produce tables and graphics for reports and publications. This position will apply a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical techniques and technical skills independently and/or as a member of a research team to promote the collection, analysis and interpretation of data arising from research studies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interact with the NCCN Clinical Information and Policy & Quality teams to provide biostatistical/epidemiologic support to developers of information products including Guidelines, Outcomes Program, and Quality Measures
  • Support the Oncology Research Program in evaluating and scoring proposed clinical trials submitted by clinical investigators from NCCN Member Institutions to be funded via NCCN
  • Independently carry out analyses for many types of data across a variety of cancer-related studies
  • Cooperate with the NCCN vendor to support generation of analyses from the NCCN Outcomes Database and consult on structure to ensure that analyses of NCCN Quality Measures requiring concordance with NCCN Guidelines can be performed.
  • Prepare written reports that summarize the analysis of research data, interpret the findings and provide conclusions and recommendations
  • Provide biostatistical consultation and assistance to NCCN and outside organizations
  • Meet with project teams to assess statistical needs
  • Draft written descriptions for grants, protocols and manuscripts
  • Develop/possess a working knowledge of oncology
  • Other related duties as required

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field and two years of experience in clinical/medical research; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years experience working in a clinical research environment with expertise in studies related to cancer; experience in metaanalyses, longitudinal and regression modeling with missing data, and sample size and power calculations preferred
  • Experience with managing and analyzing data housed in complex relational databases and/or claims databases preferred
  • Training in biology or biomedical research preferred
  • Training or significant experience in 5 of the following statistical areas is required:
    • Experimental or Study Design
    • Multiple Regression
    • Longitudinal Data Analysis
    • Observational Clinical Research
    • Survival Analysis
    • Logistic Regression
    • Categorical Data Analysis
    • Clinical Trials Methodology
    • Bayesian Methods

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in SAS or similar statistical programming language
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to write, discuss and present the statistical aspects of studies with clinical investigators
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task by setting working priorities among a number of conflicting demands and concurrent projects
  • Proficiency with multiple statistical packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA, S-Plus)
  • Working knowledge of development of metaanalyses, longitudinal methods with missing data, survival analysis, categorical analysis and sample size determination
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with the NCCN Analytics Team and clinical investigators having differing quantitative and clinical backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.


Continuing Medical Education Specialist – CME

This position reports to the Manager, Continuing Education Accreditation & Operations and is responsible to assist with the submission of grant proposals, tracking of grant agreements, and provision of project status reports to funders of NCCN educational programs. This position will also prepare grant reconciliations and activity reports.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Submit grants via various corporate on-line submission systems and via e-mail
  • Prepare grant reconciliations, activity reports, and final program reports for supporters
  • Coordinate the grant agreement process (i.e., Letters of Agreement)
  • Serve as point person and respond to supporters’ questions related to grant submissions and reconciliations
  • Manage CE Department filing system
  • Perform regular file reviews and other quality assurance activities
  • Assist with year-end reporting to supporters
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred
  • Continuing Education grant administration experience in academia, medical society, industry or medical education communications company a plus
  • Knowledge of ACCME/ANCC/ACPE guidelines for continuing education a plus
  • Project management experience a plus

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office products, especially Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external staff, physicians, and supporters
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.


Human Resource Generalist

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for assisting with management of the daily Human Resource activities and the administration of human resource policies, procedures, and programs for NCCN and the NCCN Foundation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administers various human resource programs; assists with development and implementation of policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures manual
  • Administers benefit programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave,  to include open enrollment, change reporting, invoice approvals, communication of benefit information to employees, and COBRA processing
  • Completes FMLA leave processing and tracking
  • Acts as resource to managers on employee relations and performance improvement plans
  • Participates in recruitments, resume screening, interviews and new employee orientations
  • Assists with preparation of Form 5500s
  • Develops job descriptions with managers and ensures descriptions are up to date
  • Maintains knowledge of legal and government reporting requirements to ensure policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance
  • Administration of interim and annual performance reviews
  • Assists Vice President with new initiatives, special projects, and other related duties

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of Human Resource experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Health care and non-profit experience preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of HR administration
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of employee relations, recruiting, benefits, performance and talent management functions
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with compensation data and sensitive HR matters
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Organizational ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.


IT Support Specialist

The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for providing assistance to users related to NCCN computer hardware, software, and systems. This position also maintains current knowledge of technological advances related to hardware and software to provide recommendations related to equipment and software maintenance and purchases.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responds to and resolves help desk calls in a courteous, patient manner. Requests include hardware/software, network connectivity, internet, printer, or VPN connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoots computer and network problems
  • Responds to website user support inquiries
  • Monitors our centralized antivirus solution and takes the appropriate action to resolve any threats
  • Maintains network printers
  • Installs operating systems and software
  • Installs hardware components
  • Supports VoIP phone system
  • Helps to maintain company inventory database of hardware and software
  • Creates and maintains documentation concerning software installation and/or troubleshooting procedures
  • Researches, tests and recommends new software/hardware to enhance efficiency and meet NCCN needs
  • Resolves systems issues via Internet research or vendor support
  • Maintains general knowledge of and experience with current Microsoft Server software, Microsoft client operating systems, and Microsoft Office software
  • Keeps abreast of new technology, including new hardware and software technology
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in end user support
  • A+ or similar certification is a plus, but not required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • General knowledge of, and experience with, current operating systems and software, including Microsoft Server, Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Problem-solving ability with excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and perform a variety of concurrent tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to listen carefully and respectfully to problem descriptions
  • Working knowledge of configuration, installation, and troubleshooting
  • Ability and desire to learn new technologies

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.


Policy/Advocacy Fellow

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Quality and the Director, Payer and Employer Outreach, the Policy/Advocacy Fellow will maintain a comprehensive understanding of the oncology policy landscape, and contribute to the overall development and management and advancement of NCCN’s policy initiatives and agenda. This position requires occasional overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research and analysis

  • Track legislation and cancer-policy issues relevant to the NCCN Mission and Vision
  • In consultation with Director Payer and Employer Outreach,
    • perform research on select payer, employer and health technology topics that have NCCN and policy relevance
    • assist in the comparative analysis of payer and employer market needs and actions in the context of policy implications for NCCN
  • Respond to requests for information or updates regarding cancer-policy issues
  • Assist with the management of the NCCN Policy Advisory Group by performing relevant policy research and analysis and organizing and participating in meetings and conference calls
  • Attend Policy and Advocacy meetings, briefings and other cancer-policy events of interest to the oncology community
  • Track up-take and scope of quality initiatives in the public and private sector
    • In collaboration with Director of Payer and Employer Outreach, monitor trends in payer quality measurement and value approaches in oncology
  • Research current landscape, implementation and expansion of Centers of Excellence in cancer care 
    • Participate in payer-related COE initiatives
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the NCCN Policy Summit Series and other policy-related programs and initiatives

Advocacy

  • Work with the Director of Policy and Quality to prepare and coordinate responses to policy issues including Federal Register notices and requests for comments and support from NCCN Member Institutions and outside organizations
  • Act as a point of contact for policy and advocacy stakeholders, including as a key contact for industry stakeholders
  • Represent NCCN in regular meetings and conference calls with relevant
    cancer-policy and advocacy coalitions

Communications

  • Update and provide council to NCCN leadership on relevant happenings in the oncology space and the development and execution of policy priorities
  • Author white papers
  • Regularly write articles and assist in the distribution of a weekly policy update
  • Contribute to JNCCN — Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and NCCN e-newsletters
  • Assist in maintaining the Policy and Advocacy content on NCCN.org
  • Contribute to the monitoring and awareness of use of NCCN Content by public and private payers

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s or master’s program in health policy, public policy, public health, business, economics, or other non-profit or health care related field
  • Knowledge of national oncology policy, quality of care discussion and movement, as well as key challenges facing relevant stakeholders

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent project management skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Organizational ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
  • Strong proofreading skills and absolute attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Office products

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization.  We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.


Vice President, Oncology Research Program

The Vice President of the Oncology Research Program (ORP) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the oversight and management of the research program at the organizational headquarters. The Vice President, ORP serves as a member of the senior management team to assure the continued efficient and effective operation of the existing research program and to develop new research programs and research best practices initiatives. Moderate domestic travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees ORP staff and is responsible for oversight of multiple research projects including monitoring project performance, financials, and milestones
  • Pursues new research collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry and searches and identifies new research opportunities for the ORP
  • Responsible for negotiating contracts with industry collaborators, investigators and institutions
  • Manages external communication on activities, research opportunities and events with Member Institutions, investigators, industry collaborators and others
  • Oversees and facilitates key committees, programs and initiatives, including the Investigator Steering Committee, IRB Directors Forum, and Sharing Shared Resources Committee
  • Oversees the Affiliate Research Consortium research, processes, and activities
  • Works collaboratively with NCCN Foundation and NCCN Best Practices Committee on research related initiatives, including Young Investigator Awards and Research Benchmarking Survey
  • Manages strategic planning for the ORP and contributes to strategic planning for the NCCN
  • Develops and oversees department budget
  • Monitors and reviews staff performance, ensures staff competency and initiates remedial actions when appropriate to assure compliance with program policies and standards
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • MD, PharmD, or equivalent degree, Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, Nursing, or related field
  • Progressively broad and complex research operations experience within an academic, pharmaceutical and/or medical organization. Experience in an NCI-designated cancer center would be preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical research regulatory rules, regulations and guidelines, e.g., ICH, GCP

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated excellence and leadership in oncology research
  • Impeccable writing, verbal, presentation and communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated and able to function with minimal supervision
  • Excellent marketing skills and the ability to be creative in understanding industry and investigator needs
  • Exemplifies the Core Values of NCCN: excellence, collaboration, respect, integrity, passion, and innovation
  • Displays humility, creativity, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to build relationships and create alignment with high performing teams in a collaborative and purposeful manner
  • Capacity to develop and build systems and processes to optimize smooth functioning of the research program
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization
  • Ability to work well and productively with a diverse management team
  • Consistently achieves desired results, exceeds expectations, and makes reasoned and creative decisions

This position represents a unique opportunity to build a career with a premier organization. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Send resume with salary history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.