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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 - Guidelines

Administrative /Project Assistant (Compendium/JNCCN)

Biostatistician

Director, Policy and Advocacy

Manager, Public Relations

Meeting Planner

Oncology Nurse, Chemotherapy Template Development

Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer

Vice President, Oncology Research Program


Administrative Assistant - Guidelines

This position provides support to staff responsible for the development of clinical information for professionals and patients.   This position also provides back-up coverage for the NCCN Receptionist.  This position requires minimal (<5%) travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule panel meetings, teleconferences, web conferences, task force meetings, and other departmental meetings
  • Monitor financial disclosure information for panel members and provide follow-up as needed
  • Update database information for panel members
  • Record meeting dates, attendance, and other information in database for reports
  • Triage and respond to email inquiries regarding the NCCN Guidelines for Patients
  • Order Patient Guidelines for Member Institutions, Patient Advocacy Groups, and others as needed
  • Receive and screen incoming telephone calls to NCCN; assist or transfer calls to appropriate parties
  • Receive and assist with visitors and deliveries to NCCN
  • Provide back-up assistance to other Guidelines Administrative Staff
  • Perform general clerical duties – prepare documents, 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:

  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office products
  • 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.


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, Policy and Advocacy

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, U.S. & Global Development, the Director, Policy and Advocacy is responsible for contributing to the overall development and implementation of the NCCN Policy program to support the advancement of the NCCN Mission and Vision, as well as the relevance and influence of NCCN content. The Director will work towards the development and execution of strategies to support establishing NCCN as the arbiter of what constitutes quality outcomes in high-quality, high-value cancer care; collaborating with policy experts to ensure NCCN plays a visible advocacy role, effectively influencing policy discussion about quality, outcomes, and value for cancer care. This position will participate in other related projects and perform other functions as may be required from time to time. This position requires occasional overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for contributing to the overall development and implementation of the NCCN Policy program
  • Responsible for contributing to, and oversight of, the effective execution of policy-related strategies within the NCCN Strategic Plan
  • Act as ACA /AHCA, CMS, CMMI, MedPac and related programs expert, providing counsel to NCCN leadership on the development of policy priorities
  • Establish annual approaches and vehicles for effective execution of NCCN’s health policy agendas/priorities
  • Develop and execute strategies to support establishing NCCN as the arbiter of what constitutes quality outcomes in high-quality, high-value cancer care
  • Collaborate with policy experts and leverage expertise at NCCN Member Institutions, including relative NCCN Committees and the MI Policy Advisory Group to ensure NCCN plays a visible advocacy role, effectively influencing policy discussion about quality, outcomes, and value for cancer care
  • Manage relationship with policy consulting firm to ensure effective and efficient sharing of information and execution on advice and outcomes
  • Work to ensure that the NCCN “Brand” is acknowledged and NCCN Content is incorporated as the standard for cancer care, what constitutes quality outcomes, and/or remains a required element of concordance in existing and emerging coverage models
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and provide external audiences with improved accessibility to expanded descriptions of NCCN Guidelines and derivatives processes, including the types of data evaluated, criteria for inclusion, and implications of recommendations for the policy makers, payers, patients and the clinicians
  • Work to ensure continued utilization of NCCN Guidelines and/or derivatives for coverage determination by CMS (for Medicare) and commercial insurers/payers in related/relative programs
  • Act as primary point of contact for optimization of expertise and research of NCCN Member Institution committees and increase inter-committee collaboration to influence quality, value, and access discussions and initiatives
  • Act as primary point of contact with policy stakeholders including, but not limited to, industry, advocacy and professional specialty organizations
  • Provide oversight for the NCCN Policy staff
  • Responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for CMS
  • Responsible for reviewing legislation, providing counsel, authoring comment letters, etc.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement compelling and differentiated product value propositions for the enhancement of the influence and visibility of NCCN Content across the oncology sphere
  • Participate in payer outreach in collaboration with Director, Payer and Employer outreach as applicable
  • Collaborate with experts to impact health policy discussions in support of the advancement of the NCCN Mission and Vision
  • Develop and execute on strategies for and collaborations with health information technology vendors working on behalf of federal and state programs to support quality programs and pay-for-performance models
  • Identify rich market insights to inform comprehensive commercial strategies and aligned messaging across relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and track program budgets with accountability for achieving net revenue goals

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years' experience within the not-for-profit, healthcare, managed care, pharmaceutical/biotech industry or equivalent preferred
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Experience in translating strategy into tactical implementation and to motivate people to execute on strategy
  • Demonstrated credibility and relationships within Policy environment
  • Experienced and in-depth understanding of health policy, CMS and healthcare reform required
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working independently and in groups in a collegial manner, including cross-functional teams and internal/external networking
  • Understand quality measures, environment and relative programs

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong decision making capabilities
  • Critical thinking skills, strategic, creative and innovative solutions to internal or external customer needs
  • Strong business acumen competency
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • High level of professionalism
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Outstanding follow-up
  • Ability to proficiently use computer and good knowledge of Microsoft Office

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.


Manager, Public Relations

Develops and manages public relations and media outreach to support the advancement of the NCCN Mission and Vision, including brand awareness and engagement objectives for NCCN, its Member Institutions and external stakeholders. Occasional overnight travel is required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute public relations strategies
  • Build and maintain relationships with the media
  • Write and distribute press releases and other related media communications
  • Plan and arrange press conferences and media events 
  • Write reports on media coverage data
  • Oversee content production (adverts, videos, social media and online Public Relations activities)
  • Oversee social media Public Relations strategies
  • Liaison with NCCN staff to acquire clinical content and other information for Press releases and other media events
  • Interact regularly with media, particularly oncology trade press. Field inquiries, coordinate interviews, and share NCCN information with key media contacts
  • Participate as part of a team to define NCCN Public Relations strategy and NCCN Foundation communications strategy
  • Monitor national, local, and trade press and social media for NCCN- and oncology-related news. Share relevant articles with NCCN executive staff
  • Communicate updates of NCCN efforts internally and to Public Relations staff at NCCN Member Institutions
  • Collaborate with Marketing team for web design and execution of PR-related collateral
  • Proofread and copy-edit communications from multiple departments, as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field
  • 8+ years’ public relations experience, preferably in the not-for-profit and/or healthcare industry
  • Extensive knowledge of public relations strategies and protocols
  • Familiarity with digital communications analysis tools
  • Advanced social media communications skills
  • Familiarity with oncology preferred

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with AP style and news writing essential
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to synthesize complicated clinical information in order to communicate (both in writing and speech) with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, particularly with corporate leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with design software (Photoshop, InDesign) 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 Fort Washington, PA.


Meeting Planner

This position is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of NCCN meetings and events including educational programs, NCCN guidelines panels, and NCCN committee meetings. The meeting planner will develop budgets, conduct site inspections, and manage food/beverage, lodging, and audiovisual requirements; act as the liaison between staff, vendors, speakers, sponsors, and attendees; and provide post-event analysis and reports including reconciliation of expenditures. This position requires moderate overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in planning meetings for NCCN educational programs including live and virtual events
  • Provide a high-level of service to internal and external partners to ensure successful programs; identify and communicate issues and offer solutions; serve as an advisor and logistics expert during planning meetings
  • Source venues, create RFPs, evaluate 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
  • Manage logistics including food & beverage, accommodations, audio visual, travel, ground transportation, etc. for assigned meetings
  • Communicate meeting and travel details to participants, serve as the liaison between NCCN’s preferred travel agent and participants, and ensure compliance to the NCCN travel policy for assigned meetings
  • Manage live events to ensure compliance to written event orders, supervise staff and vendors, and provide technology support when needed
  • Comply with internal budgets, review bills for accuracy and reconcile invoices; generate reports as needed
  • Develop and maintain events in registration system
  • Assist Accounting Department with expense report review
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors to maximize ROI for NCCN
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Function onsite at live events as necessary
  • Overnight travel required

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in hospitality and tourism management
  • 3-5 years meeting planning experience preferably for a healthcare, association, or non-profit organization

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Impeccable organization 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
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills
  • Exceptional negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding customer service and follow-up
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic thinker
  • High level of professionalism and accountability
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in MS Office, 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.


Oncology Nurse, Chemotherapy Template Development

This position is a unique opportunity to combine clinical oncology nursing expertise with a focus on quality assurance. Primary responsibilities include the review and integration of content from the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates into electronic health record (EHR) systems, serving as the main point of contact for NCCN licensed systems, and developing new or managing existing project plans. This work is completed in collaboration with NCCN staff oncology pharmacists, nurses, medical informaticist, and IT department. Other responsibilities include developing content integration solutions, contributing to the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Template update and review process, and project management. This position requires minimal overnight travel.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with NCCN staff pharmacists in review of NCCN template content in other electronic systems
  • Review, edit, and update NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates based on recommendations for chemotherapy found within NCCN Guidelines
  • Learn and use custom software system designed for template publication and maintenance; keep accurate and transparent records of all edits and changes to order templates
  • Manage workflow for department projects
  • Respond to patient and professional inquiries related to the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

EDUCATION/RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • RN with 10+ years of clinical oncology experience, including 5+ years of infusion center experience. BSN and OCN strongly preferred.
  • Previous participation in implementation team for chemotherapy orders in electronic systems a plus
  • Project management or oncology health information systems experience a plus

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have extensive clinical knowledge of chemotherapy administration across a broad range of oncology disease types and drug regimens
  • Must be proficient in MS Office products and comfortable working in or learning database systems
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and ability to maintain and prioritize multiple projects
  • 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 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.


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.