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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.

Administrative/Project Assistant

Guidelines Layout Specialist

Human Resource Generalist

Medical Writer Patient Information

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

Research Study Associate


Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws
(FMLA) (EEO) (EPPA)


Administrative/Project Assistant

This position is responsible to provide a wide range of administrative and project support to the NCCN Foundation and requires flexibility, initiative, professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Administrative /Project Assistant reports to the Executive Director, NCCN Foundation and coordinates, prepares, and tracks supporter and collaborator correspondence and agreements, and finalizes formal deliverables.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Functions:

  • Supports the Executive Director, NCCN Foundation, by assisting with departmental administrative responsibilities
  • Tracks NCCN Foundation Board member information, noting Board membership changes, participation and meeting attendance
  • Assists with preparation for the bi-annual Foundation Board meetings including organizing meeting schedules and preparing materials
  • Prepares American Express and Expense Report reconciliations
  • Provides back-up assistance for front desk receptionist including answering phones and the suite entrance intercom as needed on a daily basis and participates in weekly on-call rotation for coverage of lunch and time off of reception staff
  • Develops and runs donation and metric reports for the NCCN Foundation and the NCCN Finance Department
  • Maintains/monitors the Foundation's online giving page
  • Assists in maintaining a detailed database of all donors
  • Supports the Executive Director in travel plans to meet with supporters
  • Assists in receiving donor information, tracking gifts, and preparing thank you letters
  • Assists in coordination the annual fund/solicitation mailing and track results
  • Compiles needed materials for meetings, events and conferences

Advocacy Group Program:

  • Assists in identifying potential new patient advocate collaborators, sends correspondence, sets up calls, generates agreements and communicates steps for endorsement and sponsorship of NCCN Patient Guidelines
  • Reviews NCCN Panel Member affiliations with potential collaborating organizations and contacts as appropriate for assistance with relationship development
  • Schedules and participates in patient advocate collaboration calls
  • Responsible for all patient advocate sponsorship and endorsement agreements, including preparing the agreements and tracking and reporting of the agreements in Salesforce and Cobblestone databases
  • Verifies patient advocate supporter recognition language and is responsible for all patient advocate stewardship
  • Occasional responsibility for patient inquiries
  • Responsible for all Permissions to print/link requests including preparing the agreements and tracking and reporting of the agreements in Salesforce and Cobblestone databases
  • Responsible for entering all Foundation Commercial Permissions Agreements into Salesforce and Cobblestone databases

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 5+ years administrative experience supporting senior level executive in a health professional or other non-profit organization with increasing responsibility

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, follow-up, and meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff, managers and board members
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Strong proofreading abilities and absolute attention to detail

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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Guidelines Layout Specialist

This position is responsible for the drafting, formatting and updating of algorithm content (graphical representation of clinical content) of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) in collaboration with faculty members at NCCN member institutions and NCCN Clinical Information Staff.  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collate comments from NCCN Member Institutions (Institutional Reviews), in preparation for NCCN Guidelines updates
  • Coordinate web conferences, in preparation for NCCN Guidelines panel meetings,  for subcommittee assignments, and for review of preliminary and final Guideline versions
  • Coordinate collection of meeting materials for NCCN Guidelines panel meetings and web conferences 
  • Attend Guidelines Panel meetings and web teleconferences
  • Update, format, and finalize NCCN Guidelines algorithms using Adobe InDesign with guidance
  • Draft content for communication of updates to the NCCN Guidelines (FLASH updates)
  • Draft content to document any issues that required votes from the Panel during the NCCN Guidelines update (Transparencies)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in health-related field or equivalent work experience required. Masters preferred.
  • Experience in oncology strongly preferred
  • 5+ years in related healthcare experience

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe products  
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels

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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, 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 various reporting, i.e. ESR, EEO, Form 5500, and others as needed
  • 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 with payroll processing
  • 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 work experience
  • 7-10 years Human Resource experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience evaluating and implementing integrated HR/Payroll/Time Management system
  • Health care and non-profit experience preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of HR administration
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • 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
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in all audiovisual technologies and MS Office products, especially PowerPoint
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Medical Writer Patient Information

This position is responsible for developing and updating patient versions of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) - the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®. The Medical Writer works with the Patient Information team including graphics designers, marketing and finance members, and the NCCN Foundation. Other responsibilities include projects related to the NCCN Guidelines for Patients, including but not limited to proofreading other patient guidelines, assisting with webinars and other patient content.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, author and organize new NCCN Guidelines for Patients for publication on NCCN website and Amazon.com
  • Create patient-friendly descriptions, explanations, and background information for each patient guideline to supplement content from the professional version of the guideline
  • Edit, update, format/reformat, and finalize the NCCN Guidelines for Patients to reflect updates to the professional version of the guideline
  • Create new algorithms, using Adobe InDesign, that accurately reflect the professional algorithm content in a smaller step-by-step treatment guide that is patient-friendly and consistent with the corresponding text
  • Communicate with appropriate NCCN scientist, coordinator, and panel chair/member to clarify and confirm patient guideline content as needed
  • Communicate with Patient Advocacy organizations that sponsor and/or endorse the NCCN Guidelines for Patients
  • Coordinate medical review of patient guideline by appropriate panel member; ensure medical reviews are received in a timely manner; and incorporate reviewers comments/suggestions/changes into patient guidelines
  • Select appropriate images—photos and medical illustrations—for additional clarification; modify and fuse medical illustrations as needed to correctly reflect accompanying text
  • Maintain a comprehensive glossary of terms across all patient materials
  • Proofread all patient guideline material
  • Attend Guidelines Panel update calls/WebEx/meetings for assigned patient guidelines
  • Attend bi-weekly update meetings—update team members on status/progress of guidelines being developed or updated
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Minimal travel may be required

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field, Health Communications, or related field or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3 years work experience in patient education and/or preparing written health information for lay audiences

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of oncology (strongly preferred)
  • Must possess proofreading skills and absolute attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain and prioritize multiple projects in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels
  • Proficiency in communicating complex medical information to a consumer audience
  • Proficiency in MS Office products and Adobe InDesign
  • Interest and ability to learn new software packages as needed
  • Comfort with website management and/or design

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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

This position is responsible for the development, review, and update of scientific and clinical content for the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), NCCN Guidelines-related initiatives and projects related to the assigned NCCN Guidelines, including but not limited to continuing education materials, conference reports, journal publications, and task force reports.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate and assist in the development and update of assigned NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • track of scientific literature for assigned NCCN Guidelines;
    • attend NCCN Guidelines Panel meetings and web-based teleconferences;
    • develop, review, edit, and update algorithms and accompanying Discussion sections of the assigned NCCN Guidelines
  • Participate in development,  maintenance, and update of assigned NCCN Guidelines-related initiatives
  • Provide clinical content expertise and serve as resource for clinical content development for NCCN educational programs
    • Develop and/or review clinical content for educational grant proposals; 
    • Needs assessment and develop learning objectives;
    •  faculty recommendations for NCCN educational programs
  • Develop, edit, and/or review clinical content for JNCCN publications including sections of assigned NCCN Guidelines, NCCN Guidelines Insights, conference reports, JNCCN articles that reference NCCN Guidelines content
  • Review permission requests and NCCN Guidelines content licensed by external users, including but not limited to print and electronic media, and integration into health information technology systems
  • Assist with external communication of NCCN Guidelines updates and NCCN Guidelines –related external queries
  • Other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • PhD or equivalent work experience with ability to evaluate clinical research
  • Experience in scientific/medical writing required
  • Experience in oncology strongly preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate scientific/medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels
  • Must possess strong attention to detail
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products and EndNote Software

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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Research Study Associate

The Research Study Associate is responsible for managing the development, coordination, and implementation of research initiatives at NCCN Member Institutions and other participating sites funded through the Oncology Research Program (ORP). This position oversees study management for assigned research projects, including trial-specific processes and systems, through coordination and communication with research teams at multiple sites. The Research Study Associate maintains a comprehensive understanding of federal regulations including study implementation and compliance standards.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains detailed records and documentation of all actions and activities related to funded projects
    • Works with appropriate ORP personnel in activities related to assigned research projects
    • Collects regulatory documents and ensures that all documents and materials related to research projects are complete and current
    • Main point of contact for investigator and Grantor of assigned projects
    • Assures that serious adverse events for all studies are reported as required to NCCN, Grantors, and local authorities
    • Assists Clinical Research Manager in monitoring approved studies (quarterly reports, continuing IRB annual reviews, protocol amendments, etc.)
    • Provides financial oversight of assigned projects including distribution of funds to investigators, forecasting payments to investigators, and milestone invoices
    • Responds to inquiries related to studies
  • Coordinates activities related to assigned research projects
    • Assists with planning and facilitating scientific meetings as needed, including budget, slide and agenda development
    • Assists with the preparation and distribution of Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
    • Works with Clinical Research Manager and Senior Director, Oncology Research Program to oversee ORP metrics, makes recommendations and continuously strives to improve timelines
    • Performs quality control for assigned research projects
    • Identifies potential problems and proposes solutions
    • Supports Senior Director, Oncology Research Program and Clinical Research Manager in contracting for specific projects, including industry and institution research contracts and confidentiality agreements
  • Works on other ORP projects as assigned (i.e. Annual Meeting Poster Session, Investigator Steering Committee)
  • Assists with development, maintenance, and updating of SOPs
  • Travels occasionally as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years' experience supporting administration of complex research programs
  • Hospital based or pharmaceutical based clinical or outcomes research experience required
  • Oncology experience required
  • Experience with quality outcome measurements, real-world data preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff, managers, and physicians at various levels
  • Team player who is self-motivated and can work independently
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Organizational ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
  • Knowledge and understanding of FDA regulations and GCP
  • 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 requirements to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.