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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

Vice President, Oncology Research Program


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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.


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.