National Comprehensive Cancer Network

 

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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

Director, Continuing Medical Education

Medical Writer

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer


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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 3-5 years of experience in clinical/medical research; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of 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 with multiple statistical packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA, S-Plus)
  • 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
  • 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.

 


Director, Continuing Medical Education

This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer (accreditation, department operations and administrative areas) and to the Chief Executive Officer (clinical content) and is responsible for the NCCN educational program including grant development, accreditation, CE compliance, strategic planning, funding, supporter relationships, reporting, forecasting and budgeting, and CE Department staff.  Some overnight travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage NCCN educational program development, planning, funding, and reporting
  • Develop and implement NCCN CE strategic initiatives
  • Develop revenue model for continuing medical education programs based on evolving clinical research, treatment options, NCCN Guideline updates, and supporters’ educational strategies; work with NCCN Senior Management to prioritize programs based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to perceived value to provider, community, and patients, as well as funding opportunities
  • Develop, maintain and expand relationships and funding opportunities with current and new supporters of NCCN educational activities
  • Communicate NCCN capabilities to supporters and maintain understanding of industry trends and needs via in-person meetings held on a regular basis
  • Oversee the overall grant submission process, including proposal development, grant submission, grant reporting, and reconciliations
  • Supervise reaccreditation procedures, ensuring continued compliance
  • Manage, mentor, and supervise CE Department employees
  • Oversee Educational Program Advisory Committee (EPAC), including incorporation of recommendations into overall future activity planning and NCCN CE Department strategic plan
  • Collaborate with internal NCCN teams to increase efficiency, productivity, and communication
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Senior Management of NCCN’s various functional areas
  • Develop Member Institution CE Department relationships as applicable
  • Develop and manage effective and efficient CE Provider collaborations
  • Establish external presence and recognition of NCCN in the continuing education community through committee or other active involvement with the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Healthcare Professions
  • Review and update Mission Statement for CE Department on a yearly basis as required by annual department quality improvement initiative(s)
  • Work with CE Department staff to develop key policies and procedures for the Department; review and update on a yearly basis
  • Provide annual forecast of revenue from CE grant funding
  • Assist Accounting Department with grant budget preparation
  • Work with Accounting Department to prepare and monitor annual budget for the CE Department
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Education or related field or equivalent experience with clinical education (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, etc.) focus
  • Proven track record in (1) building and maintaining relationships with funders and securing CE grant funding or (2) working as a provider of CE grant funding
  • Knowledge of OIG/PhRMA, ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC Guidelines
  • Experience with Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement CE initiatives preferred
  • Experience in industry CE, accreditation, or as a non-accredited provider of CE a plus
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor staff
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office products
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external staff, managers, physicians, and funders
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner

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.


Medical Writer

This position is responsible for developing patient versions of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) as well as updating the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® at least annually based on updates to the professional guidelines. The Medical Writer works with the Patient Information team including graphics designers, marketing, and finance members. Other responsibilities include projects related to the NCCN Guidelines for Patients, including but not limited to proofreading other patient guidelines, publication of NCCN Quick Guides™ and other patient content.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Translate the NCCN Guidelines® into patient-accessible language, maintaining the richness of the information about test and treatment recommendations and choices
  • Develop, author and organize new NCCN Guidelines for Patients for publication on NCCN website and Amazon.com including corresponding Quick Guides™
  • 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 at least annually 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 scientist, coordinator, and panel chair/member to clarify and confirm patient guideline content as needed
  • 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, 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 history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, 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®) and projects related to the NCCN Guidelines®, including but not limited to continuing education materials, conference reports, journal publications, and clinical content development for grant proposals, task force reports, and any NCCN Guidelines-related initiatives.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform PubMed literature searches; develop, review, edit, and update the assigned NCCN Guidelines
  • Track scientific literature with respect to designated NCCN Guidelines assignments
  • Attend NCCN Guidelines Panel meetings and web-based teleconferences
  • Participate in development and maintenance of the NCCN Guidelines in Guidelines Authoring Tool (GAT)
  • Develop and/or review clinical content for educational grant proposals including needs assessments, objectives, and faculty recommendations for NCCN educational programs
  • Develop, edit, and/or review clinical content for NCCN clinical information programs, including continuing education (CE) activities, conference reports, NCCN Guidelines Insights, JNCCN CE related articles, and external communication of Guidelines updates
  • Review permission requests and licensing of NCCN Guidelines information, including but not limited to print and electronic media, and integration into health-related information systems
  • Research and develop NCCN Task Force Reports based on panel presentations, discussion, and relevant scientific literature
  • Work on NCCN Guidelines-related initiatives

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 possess strong attention to detail
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication 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 history to jobs@nccn.org. EOE. No calls please.

This position is located in Fort Washington, PA.