The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside.
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) seeks to build a diverse biomedical workforce that reflects national demographics. To that end, CCR is seeking a dynamic candidate to serve as its first Diversity Advisor to the Director. The incumbent shall serve as the principal advisor and primary resource to the Director and senior leadership to develop and guide CCR’s organizational strategy for recruitment and retention of diverse candidates and new and strengthened institutional mechanisms to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment for underrepresented minority (URM) faculty. Efforts will focus on areas such as faculty recruitment, organizational development, and monitoring and reporting of progress. The incumbent shall serve as the primary division representative at the NCI and NIH level on these matters. Duties include:
Outreach and Recruitment
Proactively builds a national and international network through which diverse candidates for faculty positions may be identified;
Works with the faculty recruitment team to ensure end-to-end inclusive recruiting of faculty;
Engages with the CCR communications team to develop effective tactics related to recruitment and retention of diverse candidates and staff;
Engages with search committees to assist with outreach to create a diverse applicant pool and encourage consideration of such applicants;
Identifies and develops new programs or initiatives to bolster organizational diversity;
Represents the organization through formal presentations and meetings with key constituencies and with institutions and groups identified as sources for potential diverse applicants; and,
Works with search firms to identify diverse applicants.
Monitoring and Reporting
Establishes and maintains an internal reporting system to allow for effective methods to measure and report program effectiveness;
Develops key indicators to assess progress and report regularly to the Director and key leadership; including career and leadership advancement of URM faculty and diverse populations; and,
Prepares reports for the CCR Director for the NIH Equity Council and other entities on subjects related to workforce diversity.
About this position
Salary is competitive
Hiring mechanism to be determined based on candidate qualifications and experience
Telework supported (Full-time telework currently)
How to apply: Interested candidates should send an updated resume and cover letter to Melissa Bronez, Associate Director for Research Operations and Planning, CCR at NCICCRJobOpp@mail.nih.gov. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
About National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. The NIH main campus is located in Bethesda, Maryland.