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Chief, Health Services & Economics Branch

Health Services & Economics Branch
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health & Human Services

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is conducting a national search for the position of Chief of the Health Services and Economics Branch (HSEB) within the Applied Research Program (ARP). The position will be vacant on January 1, 2013. However, a successful applicant could begin in a visiting position as early as June 2012 with the potential to hire additional scientific staff.

HSEB is responsible for the coordination, support, and conduct of research on the dissemination of effective cancer-related health services into community practice, including the study of demographic, social, economic, and health system factors as they relate to providing preventive, screening, diagnostic, treatment, and end-of-life services for cancer. This work is carried out through the development of data resources (e.g., linked SEER-Medicare data), survey instruments and other research resources. HSEB supports a substantial portfolio of investigator-initiated grants and also initiates, funds, and coordinates national grant funded research networks relevant to these areas. The ultimate purpose of HSEB's work is to improve cancer outcomes, reduce cancer-related health disparities, and reduce the burden of cancer to patients, their families, and society. HSEB scientists work in small collaborative teams, including individuals from other units of NCI, NIH, and HHS, such as AHRQ, CDC, and CMS, to achieve these goals. HSEB consists of a professional level staff of eight scientists with additional administrative and research support staff. Obtain more information on the activities of HSEB.

The Chief of HSEB oversees the research and research administration of the Branch, is responsible to and represents the Branch at higher administrative levels, serves as an expert consultant on cancer-related health services and health economics to the NCI and NIH, in responding to inquires from the US Congress and other federal agencies, and to scientific and professional societies, academic research organizations, and other appropriate venues.

Candidates for HSEB Branch Chief should have a PhD, MD/MPH, or equivalent level of training in areas such as health services research, health economics, clinical epidemiology, public policy, biostatistics, or a related field, as well as substantial career experience and a strong track-record in the initiation, oversight, evaluation, and conduct of research in these areas, preferably with applicability to cancer.

This is a career position with the US government and requires that the applicant is a citizen of the US. The salary range for this position is $123,758 - $155,500 depending upon qualifications and experience (GS-15 pay grade). Additional salary may be available to individuals with an MD degree. The work site location is the Washington, DC suburb of Rockville, Maryland. The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package; a relocation package will be negotiable. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

A letter of interest and vitae may be submitted immediately to Emilee Pressman, MPH, Public Health Advisor, ARP, DCCPS, 6130 Executive Blvd, Room 4113, Bethesda, MD 20892,, or by fax (301) 435-3710.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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06 Mar 2012
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