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

Administrative /Project Assistant (Compendium/JNCCN)

Biostatistician

Director, Continuing Education

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

Senior Manager, Conferences & Meetings

Vice President, Oncology Research Program


Administrative /Project Assistant

This position requires the ability to provide a wide range of administrative and project support to the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and requires professionalism, creativity, adaptability, initiative, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  The Administrative /Project Assistant reports to the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer but will also provide administrative support for the Director of Member Relations.  This position will require occasional overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides high-level support to the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Member Relations
  • Achieves understanding of the strategy and programs of NCCN to assist with the communication of this information effectively to internal and external audiences by helping to compose and edit correspondence, internal and external presentations, and analyses of business-related topics and reports
  • Maintains calendars and contacts, schedules appointments and makes travel arrangements
  • Coordinates meetings and teleconferences, as required
  • Assists with the development of agendas, slide presentations and other reports or materials as needed
  • Assists EVP/COO with maintaining and updating NCCN Strategic Plan
  • Assists with administrative support for other NCCN projects as required
  • Maintains EVP/COO files and electronic contract management system files
  • Provides administrative support to NCCN Committees and Working Groups as needed
  • Serves as a back-up during absence of the NCCN Receptionist
  • Receives and screens incoming telephone calls to NCCN; assists or transfers calls to appropriate parties
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Travels occasionally as required

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • 5 - 7+ years administrative experience supporting a senior level executive in a health professional or other non-profit organization with increasing responsibility
  • Oncology or academic medical experience preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, follow-up, and meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal staff and managers at various levels, as well as external constituents, such as Board Members and other executives
  • High level of professionalism and ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Absolute attention to detail with strong proofreading ability
  • Proficient in MS Office products - high level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is required
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter

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.


Administrative /Project Assistant (Compendium/JNCCN)

This position is responsible to provide a range of administrative and project support to the NCCN Compendium and JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and requires attention to detail, flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This position coordinates the scheduling of meetings and web conferences and prepares and tracks correspondence and agreements. This position requires minimal (<5%) travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule editorial board calls, meetings, teleconferences, web conferences, and other departmental meetings
  • Track editorial invitations and submissions through the JNCCN Editorial Manager system
  • Assist in coordinating peer review process, including providing follow-up reminders
  • Coordinate, collect, and maintain financial disclosure information and copyright forms for JNCCN authors
  • Prepare monthly journal mailings to authors
  • Manage journal inventory – on-site and off-site storage
  • Perform NCCN Dashboard updates
  • Collaborate with the IT Department regarding any updates to the Dashboard system related to Compendium processes
  • Coordinate and track Compendium and Chemotherapy Order Template reviews and communication with compendium reviewers; Maintain records of correspondence
  • Receive and screen incoming telephone calls to NCCN; assist or transfer calls to appropriate parties
  • Provide back up to Receptionist as needed; assist with visitors and deliveries to NCCN
  • Monitor general JNCCN inbox; answer or transfer messages to appropriate parties
  • Perform general clerical duties – prepare documents, data entry, copy, mail, fax, and maintain files
  • Perform other related 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:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, follow-up, and meet deadlines with shifting priorities
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office products
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Strong proofreading and organizational skills and absolute attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with internal and external staff, managers, physicians, and the general public
  • Maintain confidentiality of information, manage multiple priorities, and work effectively despite interruptions
  • 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 Fort Washington, PA.


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 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 and 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 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 and the 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.


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.


Senior Manager, Conferences & Meetings

This position will utilize a high level of meeting management experience to assist and support the Director of Conferences & Meetings in overseeing and managing the Conferences & Meetings Department. The Senior Manager, Conferences & Meetings is integral in strategic planning, budget & program content development, overall supervision, mentoring and training of department staff. In collaboration with the Director of Conferences & Meetings, this position will also develop, maintain, and update standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the department.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide support to the Director, Conferences & Meetings
  • Supervise, mentor and manage all aspects of meetings management work of Meeting Planners and Administrative Support Staff
  • Develop and maintain best practices and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for departmental activities and responsibilities
  • Participate in planning meetings for NCCN educational programs including live and virtual events; participate in strategic planning sessions to improve future NCCN programs and meetings
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to offer strategic and creative solutions that align with business and event objectives
  • Provide a high-level of service to internal and external partners to ensure successful programs; serve as an advisor and logistics expert during planning meetings
  • Identify and contract outside resources; establish and maintain relationships with vendors to maximize ROI for NCCN
  • Oversee venue sourcing, review RFPs and proposals, conduct site inspections, make recommendations to key stakeholders or select venues to accommodate specific program needs, and negotiate contracts for assigned meetings
  • Adhere to project timeline to meet goals and deadlines
  • Serve as a liaison between NCCN’s preferred travel agent and participants, and ensure compliance to the NCCN travel policy
  • Manage live events to ensure compliance to written event orders, supervise staff and vendors, and provide technology support as needed
  • Develop and adhere to internal budgets, review bills for accuracy and reconcile invoices; generate reports as needed
  • Proofread, edit, and format program materials
  • Develop and maintain events in registration system
  • Proofread and edit marketing materials for live and web-based meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Function onsite at live events as needed
  • Overnight travel required

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either hospitality management or business
  • 10+ years meeting planning experience for a healthcare organization preferred
  • 3-5 years meetings and staff management experience required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience managing offsite events
  • Working understanding of CME requirements          
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, 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, pharmaceutical executives, board members, and physicians
  • Flexibility and adaptability in accommodating last minute changes and requests
  • Exceptional negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding customer service and follow-up
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic thinker
  • High level of professionalism and accountability
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Cvent, and WebEx

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.