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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 Assistant

Clinical Research Manager – Oncology Research Program (ORP)

Corporate Communications Specialist

Grant Specialist, NCCN Foundation

Oncology Scientist, Compendia Programs

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

Project Analyst - Healthcare

Research Study Associate


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Administrative Assistant

This position provides administrative support for the clinical information department. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule Guidelines Panel meetings and web conferences
  • Collate and maintain responses, provide follow-up as needed
  • Collaborate with other departments and travel agent for the logistical information for meetings
  • Monitor financial disclosure information for Panel Members, provide follow-up as needed
  • Email meeting and web conference materials to participants
  • Provide follow-up for any questions regarding meetings and web conferences
  • Update contact information for Panel Members in the NCCN Dashboard (database)
  • Add Panel Members to the NCCN Dashboard, as needed
  • Send welcome emails to new Panel Members, as needed
  • Record meeting dates, attendance, and other information in the NCCN Dashboard
  • Schedule departmental meetings, as needed
  • Receive and screen incoming phone calls; assist or transfer calls to appropriate parties
  • Provide back-up coverage of Reception Desk as needed
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA in English or Communications or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Experience in health-related field (especially oncology) preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in MS Office products
  • High level organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptive to new projects or changes in procedure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology

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 Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Clinical Research Manager – Oncology Research Program (ORP)

The primary function of the Clinical Research Manager (CRM) is to provide oversight of ORP clinical projects including the start-up, maintenance and closeout of clinical trials/projects. The CRM will provide oversight and support to the Research Study Associates (RSAs) to ensure ORP projects are delivered successfully, on-time, within budget, according to expectations, and with superior quality.  The CRM will provide oversight of Research Study Associates and report to the Director of Clinical Operations (DCO). The CRM will interface with ORP staff, NCCN Member Institutions, investigators, and pharmaceutical companies involved in ORP research projects.  This position requires occasional travel. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides oversight of ORP clinical projects.
  • Interacts with investigators, study coordinators and other site staff to ensure study execution and adherence to timelines.
  • Provides mentorship, oversight, and ongoing training of ORP Research Study Associates (RSA).
  • Develops and maintains detailed study timelines in coordination with the Director of Clinical Operations (DCO).
  • Provides accurate and timely comprehensive written and verbal communications concerning clinical studies, including management updates.
  • Assists with ORP scientific meetings including Scientific Advisory Boards, Request for Proposal Development Teams, and Investigator Meetings.
  • Ensures internal and external meeting minutes, agendas, and presentations are generated and disseminated.
  • Oversees institutional grant disbursements.
  • Reviews investigator proposals for grants to ensure consistency with requests for proposals.
  • Reviews protocols, informed consents, and final reports/manuscripts to ensure consistency with approved proposals and contracts and, when indicated, corrective actions taken.
  • Participates in meetings to review clinical trial timelines, objectives, deliverables, quality issues and other day-to-day operations.
  • Works with the Director of Clinical Operations on improving metrics.
  • Assists with preparation of study budgets.
  • Assures that serious adverse events for all studies are reported as required to NCCN, Grantors, federal and local authorities.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in a biomedical or health related field required (RN preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in oncology clinical research in a pharmaceutical or academic setting required.
  • Experience with start-up, maintenance, and closeout of early phase oncology trials.
  • Direct supervisory/experience managing people.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • The ability to identify and evaluate risks and implement solutions in order to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • The ability to build relationships, communicate effectively (both written and oral), and demonstrate strong interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH, and GCP guidelines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong computer and internet skills including knowledge of MS-Office products such as Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to travel overnight occasionally.

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 Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Corporate Communications Specialist

The Corporate Communications Specialist is responsible for the development and maintenance of communications and content including, but not limited to, NCCN standards and brand elements, newsletters, website content, social media, and other messaging. Minimal overnight travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work cross-functionally to develop and execute communications to enhance relevance of NCCN brand among internal, Member Institutions, patients/caregivers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other oncology professionals.
  • Maintain content and review across multiple internal and external channels for web, print collateral, Power Point, as well as social media, video, etc.
  • Enhance and maintain NCCN branding and written identity documents.
  • Act as a contributor all NCCN newsletters, the NCCN eBulletin for the U.S., Global, and Member Institution editions. Work cross-functionally curate, author, and/or edit all content in preparation for publication of regular public-facing content.
  • Coordinate communications for NCCN Global programming and events. Research new outlets, and advise on appropriate international placements.
  • Along with Marketing Manager, manage production of NCCN Annual Report, including editorial direction, content curation, creative design concepts, print and digital publication.
  • Post changes to the NCCN Patient and Caregiver website, collaborate with internal staff, including IT, and Member Institution staff to contribute content, to build robust library of patient resources to post in timely fashion on NCCN.org/patients.
  • In collaboration with the NCCN Foundation, coordinate and implement strategies to assist broadening awareness of NCCN Foundation including but not limited to, Communications Plans, web content, and videos, as budget allows.
  • Work with Director, Member Relations to identify tactics which will broaden awareness of NCCN among Member Institutions and Affiliates.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional execution and distribution of annual NCCN Member Institution metrics reports.
  • Collaborate with Policy department to review and edit communications, including letters, whitepapers, proposals, and summaries for consistent messaging and overall NCCN branding.
  • Support the maintenance of content on NCCN Social media outlets and work with creative designers for visuals, videos, etc.; monitor and track outlet activities.
  • Review NCCN permissions requests for proper NCCN written identity and brand standards.
  • NCCN Flash Updates™:  Work with NCCN Guidelines Leadership, Panel Chairs, Scientists and Coordinators to author, coordinate reviews, and schedule for timely and accurate distribution.
  • Support the shipping and assembling of NCCN promotional items such as signs, handouts, folder for exhibits, events, or other meetings. 
  • Author year-end Guidelines User Survey results report.
  • Support the maintenance of NCCN Connections; post approved messages to NCCN Dashboard.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or equivalent
  • Medical report writing experience a plus
  • 3 – 5 years of experience within Communications and/or Marketing
  • Oncology/Healthcare experience a plus
  • Global healthcare marketing and communications experience a plus

 SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong editing, writing and research skills required
  • Ability to collaborate successfully across all levels of the organization; frequent collaboration with Senior Leadership and Management Teams
  • Self-starter; motivated to proactively initiate and complete projects
  • Works successfully as part of a cross-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm to cross-train and develop new skill sets
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation abilities as well as absolute attention to detail required
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

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 Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Grant Specialist, NCCN Foundation

This position is responsible for coordination of the NCCN Foundation’s grant program as well as research and identification of new grant opportunities. Occasional overnight travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively identify grant opportunities for the NCCN Foundation
  • Perform prospect research to identify potential funders including, but not limited to, corporate foundations, healthcare industry, and philanthropic foundations
  • Establish sound working relationships with foundations, corporations, and other funding agencies
  • Develop, write, and submit grant/sponsorship applications to healthcare industry, corporate, and philanthropic foundations
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of interim and reconciliation reports to funders
  • Oversee grant tracking and report on status of grants at all stages of development
  • Recommend appropriate recognition and stewardship plans for grant funders
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in oncology
  • Gain thorough understanding of institutional history and programs in order to assist with development of new programs
  • Interface with related departments, fostering a cooperative relationship and productive information exchange
  • Prepare responses to inquiries and other communication with grant funding sources
  • Adapt proposal content to fit various unique online submission systems
  • Monitor changes to grant submission portals and procedures and ensure ongoing compliance with supporter requirements
  • Coordinate with the NCCN Finance Department to ensure available budgets and reconciliations for grant submissions
  • Attend national as well as NCCN Conferences to meet with potential and current grant supporters
  • Arrange and travel to introductory, cultivation and stewardship meetings with grant supporters
  • Manage Salesforce campaign creation, new and existing grant opportunities, and forecast data for grant funders
  • Maintain and track industry contacts, meetings, calls, emails, areas of focus, funding priorities, and grant portal data and instructions
  • Create automated reports to deliver data as needed on the Foundation’s grant program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with grant writing in healthcare-related organization required
  • Experience with oncology highly desirable

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office products, especially Word and Excel
  • Organizational skills including maintenance of files and records
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to synthesize high level information into clear, persuasive writing
  • Strong proofreading and organizational skills and absolute attention to detail
  • Salesforce database and online grant management system experience a plus
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills with absolute attention to detail
  • Must be willing to travel

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 Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Oncology Scientist, Compendia Programs

This position is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (Imaging AUC) and NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium.  This staff member works collaboratively with the Senior Director of the NCCN Compendia program, Information Technology (IT) staff, Guidelines staff and Panel members to ensure prompt and accurate incorporation of imaging and radiation therapy recommendations from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology® into the Imaging AUC and RT Compendium and related informatics tools.  The Imaging AUC and RT Compendium include disease-specific recommendations and recommendations for their implementation.  This staff member will participate in development of electronic tools to maintain and disseminate Imaging AUC recommendations into 3rd party clinical decision support systems. Minimal travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend or review guidelines update meetings and web conferences to identify substantive changes in the recommended uses of imaging and radiation therapy in oncology
  • Review draft algorithms to identify new or changed uses of imaging in the guidelines
  • Draft new entries or update existing  entries to reflect changes in the NCCN Guidelines
  • Review and update databases using the data dictionary to ensure accurate retrieval of data in electronic systems
  • Collaborate with external medical reviewers to ensure accuracy of material
  • Collaborate with NCCN licensees to ensure accurate representation of NCCN information in 3rd party electronic information systems
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in radiologic technology or radiation therapy with 5+ years of clinical experience, or advanced degree (MS, PhD) in a related field, or equivalent experience with knowledge of oncology and imaging (including CT, MRI, PET and nuclear medicine studies)
  • Experience in clinical imaging and/or radiation therapy strongly preferred
  • Experience in scientific/medical writing preferred
  • Experience with medical information systems and/or health informatics highly desirable
  • Expertise in and experience with the role of imaging in cancer treatment preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to understand and interpret the imaging recommendations within the NCCN Guidelines
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products
  • Knowledge of medical coding (ICD-10) helpful
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external personnel at various levels
  • Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate medical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Understanding of implications of Imaging AUC for utilization and coverage policy is a plus

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

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.


Project Analyst - Healthcare

This position provides project management and analytical support for NCCN process improvement/lean projects and other strategic projects as needed. Additionally, this position staffs the NCCN EHR Oncology Advisory Group (EHR Group), which focuses on optimizing EHR systems within cancer centers. The objective of the EHR Group is to provide information and collect data on a variety of healthcare topics to assist the leadership of NCCN’s Member Institutions in making decisions that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of their operations.  Additionally, this position assists in providing program support for the NCCN Best Practices Committee.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage or assist with internal NCCN operational efficiency / lean projects utilizing A3 problem solving and DMAIC methodology, including:
    • Develop current state and future state process maps
    • Collect and analyze baseline data
    • Identify issues and perform root cause analysis
    • Utilize brainstorming techniques to address root causes
    • Develop plan to implement the desired future state
    • Provide support and direction to encourage continuous process improvement
  • Provide project management support for NCCN projects as needed, including:
    • Work closely with NCCN leadership to ensure project scope and direction is aligned with NCCN’s mission and priorities
    • Develop project timelines, goals and track progress
    • Proactively identify and address potential project barriers and challenges
    • Plan and document all aspects of the project
  • Provide project and administrative support to the EHR Oncology Advisory Group, including:
    • Manage or assist with multi-institutional projects and surveys involving 28+ major comprehensive cancer centers
    • Design qualitative and quantitative survey instruments; test the instruments for reliability; collect information using applicable survey; and analyze the data
    • Develop reports regarding survey results and present results in writing and / or orally
    • Assist with planning and conducting periodic EHR Group meetings, and related working group meetings, including agenda planning, confirming speakers, and reviewing presentation materials
    • Manage or assist with working groups comprised of EHR Group members, and / or their colleagues established to address projects of specific areas of interest in complex healthcare topics
  • Assist with survey projects and data analysis for the NCCN Best Practices Committee as needed
  • Support  additional  NCCN  programs  as  required,  and  perform  other  related  duties  as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • BA/BS in health administration, business, or related discipline  required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience implementing process improvement projects required
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification and/or Project Management (PMP) certification preferred
  • Experience in health services, hospital operations/practice management, or related discipline addressing areas of healthcare complexity strongly preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with Electronic Health Record systems preferred
  • Experience in designing survey instruments for qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as analysis of survey results preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work comfortably with high-level executives at NCCN’s Member Institutions on complex healthcare issues
  • Strong critical research, analysis, and writing skills; absolute attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation abilities
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

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 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.  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:

  • Coordinates activities related to assigned research projects
    • Supports Director of Clinical Operations and Clinical Research Manager in contracting for specific projects, including industry and institution research contracts and confidentiality agreements
    • Collects regulatory documents
    • Assists with planning and facilitating all scientific meetings related to projects including budget, slide and agenda development
    • Assists with the preparation and distribution of Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
    • Interprets contracts and assures protocol compliance to Member Institution and Grantor contracts for funded projects
    • Works with Director of Clinical Operations 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
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.