Health Scientist, Outcomes Research Branch

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking a Health Scientist to facilitate an innovative program of research related to outcomes measurement in cancer care, including quality of life, patient experiences of care, cancer survivorship and care quality. Both the discipline and content area expertise are open, but the candidate should be interested in health services and outcomes research, able to work well with a variety of transdisciplinary groups and organizations, and able to function independently. Given rapid changes in healthcare delivery in the U.S., the person serving in this position will have a unique opportunity to influence methodological and applied approaches to patient-centered cancer research that inform healthcare interventions and policy.

The position is in the Outcomes Research Branch (ORB) in the Healthcare Delivery Research Program of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences in Rockville, MD. ORB supports a portfolio of investigator-initiated grants, and develops funding opportunities and research resources to improve the understanding of patient-centered outcomes in research and to inform clinical practice.


Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following: behavioral science, social science, clinical medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and/or health services research, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. Expertise in advanced quantitative methods, psychometrics, health information technology, implementation science, or public health is also desired. We are particularly interested in research interests and experience in cancer survivorship, patient reported outcomes and patient-generated health information, along with integrative approaches to cancer symptom management.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and two representative publications to Annie Sampson. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Ashley Wilder Smith, Chief of the Outcomes Research Branch. This announcement is for a career position with the U.S. government and requires that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S.

Last Updated: 16 May, 2019