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Physician-Scientist Early Investigator Program

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

Are you a Physician-Scientist interested in transitioning to an independent investigator conducting basic, translational or patient-oriented research?

This highly competitive program offers:

  • A mentored three-to-five year independent research program Extensive resources supporting innovative,
  • high-impact bench-to-bedside research in the world's largest hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research
  • Competitive salary and loan repayment opportunities
  • Opportunity to serve as principal investigator on clinical trials
    A highly collaborative environment with access to a broad range of scientific and clinical expertise and cutting-edge medical technologies
Who We Are

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) comprises nearly 250 teams conducting basic, translational and clinical research in the NCI intramural program. CCR's clinical program is housed at the NIH Clinical Center—the world's largest hospital dedicated to clinical research. For more information about CCR and its programs, visit


Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or possess (or be eligible for) an appropriate work visa and must have successfully completed subspecialty training at a U.S. accredited institution in an appropriate field.

A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.  Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Foreign physicians on an NIH-sponsored work visa are exempt from the licensure requirement.

To Apply:

Learn more and apply via the CCR website:

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HHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers