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Postdoctoral Associate Position

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Postdoctoral Associate Position

Posting Date: 02/29/2024


Closing Date: 02/28/2025


Job Information/Description:

The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral associate position. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Jamie Zoellner, as well as other investigators and project staff in the PHS department and Community-Based Health Equity research program. The research experiences will span a number of community-based research projects that target nutrition, obesity, and cancer-related initiatives. Specifically, the candidate will gain research experiences through collaboration on two National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded R01 projects: 1) iSIPsmarter: An RCT to evaluate the efficacy, reach, and engagement of a technology-based behavioral and health literacy intervention to reduce sugary beverages among rural Appalachian adults, and 2) weSIPsmarter: An adaptation and efficacy trial to evaluate a behaviorally based digital health intervention aimed at reducing sugary drinks among rural Head Start preschoolers and their parents. The candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in multiple other projects and receive mentoring in grant writing. As appropriate, the candidate can expect to obtain advanced training in digital behavioral interventions, remote data collection and monitoring, cancer-related disparities, community-based participatory research, rural health, implementation science, and interdisciplinary team science. Funds will be available for conference travel and other training experiences.



Additional Information:

Minimum Requirements:
• Doctorate in behavioral sciences, nutrition, health sciences, exercise science, public health,
psychology, sociology or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working on federally funded research trials.
• Expertise and training in nutrition, obesity and/or cancer.
• Must have a strong interest and experience in community-based research and working with
at-risk and diverse communities.
• Interest in translational science and working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists.
• Data management and statistical analytic skills.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including record of peer-review
publications and scholarly presentations.
• Strong track record in cooperative work.
• Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with the ability to interact professionally in
both research and community environments.

Notes:
• This position is based at the UVA’s satellite office in Christiansburg, Virginia
• This position will require periodic travel
• Occasional overnight travel will be required
• The initial appointment is for 1 year, with 1-2 years of additional funding available,
contingent on performance
• The position is available immediately, but a start date is negotiable

To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting R0047073, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. The position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on March 10, 2044.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Contact Information:

Jamie Zoellner, PhD, RD
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Cancer Control and Population Health, UVA Cancer Center
Community-Based Health Equity Research Program
Christiansburg, VA 24060
[email protected]



NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

NCI Designated Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Population Sciences Faculty Position (s)

Posting Date: 02/23/2024


Closing Date: 03/23/2024


Job Information/Description:

Job Information/Description:
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) is seeking applicants for multiple open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions to help advance cancer prevention and population sciences research in the HCC Cancer Control (CC) program. The aims of the CC program are to 1) identify biological, behavioral, and health systems-related risk factors for cancer occurrence and its consequences, 2) develop, evaluate, and translate interventions that modify risk behaviors, reduce mortality, improve quality of life, and enhance survivorship, and 3) examine individual, community, and system-level barriers and facilitators that influence the delivery, uptake, and adherence of cancer prevention and control interventions. The HCC/CC program serves a diverse catchment area representing the entire state of South Carolina. The CC program has thematic emphases on tobacco control, cancer health disparities, early cancer detection, and survivorship research. Substantial growth in recent years has led to added strengths in health services and health outcomes research, cancer epidemiology, clinical decision science and data science. The reach of the program has increased through MUSC’s Regional Health Network, which provides opportunities to extend research by leveraging a network of both inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities serving primarily rural populations across the state.
Areas of interest that align with the strategic growth of the HCC and CC program include cancer research related to precision population health, molecular or genetic epidemiology, implementation science, health disparities research, community-based research, early detection and screening, telehealth, health services and policy research, shared decision making, health promotion/health behavior, and symptom management.
Candidates will be considered across all academic ranks, with a priority toward early-stage investigators. Preferred candidates will have current funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [particularly the National Cancer Institute (NCI)], other federal research funding, or demonstrate a strong ability to obtain and sustain funding. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment towards collaborative, interdisciplinary research, as well as research mentorship.
Current CC membership spans 3 colleges and 14 departments on the MUSC campus. Appropriate academic department assignments will be made in alignment with the candidate’s expertise and training.
Required Qualifications:
• PhD, MD, DO, DrPH, ScD or equivalent degree with training in medicine, epidemiology, public health, informatics and data science, nursing, psychology, anthropology, behavioral science, behavioral economics, health services, health economics, communication, decision sciences, sociology, or other related fields
• Extensive cancer-relevant research experience
• Extensive peer-reviewed publication experience, commensurate with career stage
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at MUSC
Additional Information
About Hollings Cancer Center: The Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center in the State of South Carolina, serving 5.2M residents. As the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Carolina, the Hollings Cancer Center is part of an elite network of 72 cancer centers across the country recognized for our dedication to delivering cutting-edge treatments to patients and conducting innovative research to serve the unique needs of our state. The Hollings Cancer Center is also one of just 14 National Cancer Institute Minority/Underserved Community Oncology Research Programs across the country with the goal of bringing clinical trials to patients in their communities and reducing disparities in access to care based on regional or socioeconomic status.
About MUSC: Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $298 million. This funding reflects the quality of the research and discovery at MUSC, a direct result of recruiting top scientists with a strategic focus to serve the needs of the people of South Carolina. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children’s hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.
Living in Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches. This charming coastal city offers residents a unique mix of history, culture, arts, innovation, and natural beauty. In Charleston, you can explore miles of pristine beaches and waterways in the morning, and wind your way along shaded cobblestone streets, exploring centuries-old historic homes in the afternoon. At night, visit one of Charleston’s many award-winning restaurants to enjoy traditional Low Country cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. Charleston is a place where you can live your life to its fullest.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: MUSC and the Hollings Cancer Center value faculty who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals.



Additional Information:

For more information, interested candidates can submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Cancer Control Program Leaders: Matthew J. Carpenter, PhD ([email protected]) and Ashish A. Deshmukh, PhD, MPH ([email protected]). Applicants whose research experience and interests are determined to align with the strategic goals for the growth of the Cancer Control Program will be offered the opportunity to interview. These positions will remain open until all anticipated positions are filled



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Faculty (Open Rank) with Focus on Cancer Health Equity

Faculty (Open Rank) with Focus on Cancer Health Equity

Faculty (Open Rank) with Focus on Cancer Health Equity

Posting Date: 02/21/2024


Closing Date: 03/21/2024


Job Information/Description:

The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) seek applications for appointment as full, associate, or assistant professor. Appointment will be in an appropriate basic or clinical department and will focus on cancer health equity.
Appointees will join other faculty in the recently established Center to Eliminate Cancer Inequity (CinEQUITY), which provides strategic leadership to pioneer transformative equity-focused research in partnership with Chicagoland communities.
CinEQUITY faculty strive to discover and intervene on biologic, behavioral, environmental, and socio-structural factors that uniquely and synergistically drive cancer health disparities. Faculty are united in the mission to create solutions to eliminate disparities that can be implemented by communities, healthcare systems, and policymakers and address social/environmental justice. Eliminating disparities is the first pillar of UCCCC’s strategic plan and UCCCC seeks innovative investigators whose research programs are aligned with catchment area priorities.
UCCCC supports CinEQUITY’s mission and objectives through a network of 8 hospitals and 40 clinics, infrastructure to support community engagement and trainees at all levels of education, and collaboration with the Institute for Translational Medicine (CTSA). For example, UCCCC educational resources support faculty’s mentorship of doctoral/post-doctoral trainees interested in cancer health equity and offer workshops addressing diversity and inclusion topics for their research team. A key goal is to increase the number of underrepresented scientists conducting ground-breaking cancer health equity research.
The UCCCC delivers outstanding patient care, conducts world-renowned research, and provides exemplary undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate education. The UCCCC received NCI designation in 1974 and designation as a comprehensive cancer center in 2008; its mission is to elucidate the determinants of cancer, to develop cures for cancer, and to prevent cancer through research, clinical care, education, and community engagement. Members of the UCCCC collaborate widely across the BSD, with other Divisions, Schools, and Institutes at the University of Chicago, and with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory. Appointees will be invited to join one of UCCCC’s four research programs, based on fit with the appointees’ background and training, area of research, and preference.
Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent.
We especially welcome applications from investigators focused on cancers of the breast, colorectal, HPV-related, liver, lung, and prostate as well as the key risk factors of obesity, tobacco, chemicals, viruses, and under-screening. We also welcome applications from scientists from the following disciplines or research areas: health communication, implementation science, data sciences, cancer/translational genomics, and precision medicine. Both established investigators with a track record of NCI grant funding, as well as early-stage investigators with K support are encouraged to apply.
To be considered, those interested must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/140400. Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV including bibliography, contact information for three references, and a research statement that outlines research goals and highlights up to three selected publications. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.



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Faculty (Assistant Professor, Tenure-track) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Faculty (Assistant Professor, Tenure-track) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Faculty (Assistant Professor, Tenure-track) - Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Posting Date: 02/16/2024


Closing Date: 03/17/2024


Job Information/Description:

Faculty (Assistant Professor, Tenure-track) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

University of Illinois Cancer Center – Chicago, IL

Faculty (Assistant Professor, tenure-track) Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control) (Job ID 1023271)

The University of Illinois Cancer Center invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position in the area of cancer prevention and control and with a commitment to eliminating cancer health disparities. See full ad and submit application online by March 8, 2024, at: uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/8279?c=uic.

Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in psychology, health policy, health economics, biostatistics, other social science discipline, public health, nutrition science, exercise physiology, health behavior, aging or a health-related field required. Post-doctoral training is preferred. Strong publication record commensurate with career stage and strong potential or currently have active grant funding.

The academic home college/department for this position will be determined based on the optimal fit with the candidate’s research and disciplinary orientation.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899.



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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cancer Prevention and Control

Posting Date: 02/12/2024


Closing Date: 02/12/2025


Job Information/Description:

Washington University School of Medicine’s Division of Public Health Sciences broadens the scope of population-based research by providing a platform for our investigators to collaborate on projects affecting clinical care and outcomes. Our multidisciplinary faculty conduct world- leading research on a wide range of health issues including disease and cancer prevention, population health, and improving the quality and access to health care in Missouri and beyond. Current faculty includes epidemiologists, statisticians, behavioral scientists, economists, health communication scientists, and more, who address a range of population health challenges. Faculty from other departments and schools have secondary appointments in our division.

The T32 Transdisciplinary Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program is a unique asset to the school and region, as it prepares both PhD and MD researchers to be independent investigators in transdisciplinary research for cancer prevention and control. We welcome applicants on a rolling basis in any relevant research area and discipline. High priority areas include cancer disparities and health equity, community- based and community-engaged research, epidemiology, shared decision making, implementation science, and social determinants of health.

Postdoc positions are partially funded by a T32 grant (T32CA190194) from the NCI, with annual stipend starting at $56,880 depending on experience, for 2-3 years of training.

Applicants should send the following to [email protected]: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of professional references.



Contact Information:

Please contact Monique Stoves (Program Coordinator) at [email protected]



Associate Center Director (ACD) of Population Science at Moffitt Cancer Center

Associate Center Director (ACD) of Population Science at Moffitt Cancer Center

Associate Center Director (ACD) of Population Science at Moffitt Cancer Center

Posting Date: 02/08/2024


Closing Date: 04/09/2024


Job Information/Description:

We are seeking applicants for the Associate Center Director (ACD) of Population Science at Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC), a stand-alone, NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. This senior leadership position has primary oversight of Population Science activities. This leader has significant authority and responsibility for the academic and research mission of MCC, which has nationally recognized research programs in Population, Basic, Quantitative, Clinical, and Translational Sciences. The ACD serves as an institutional leader to advance MCC’s singular mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Position Highlights include the following:

  •  Advance the impact and visibility of Moffitt’s Population Science research at the local, state, national and international level.
  • Further strengthen and grow exceptional Population Science research programs in Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes & Behavior.
  • Expand personal and Population Science Division research leveraging highly competitive recruitment packages.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A national/international reputation in cancer-related Population Science research with an established track record of peer-reviewed extramural research funding.
  • Strategic and innovative thinking to identify research gaps, and to anticipate research directions and opportunities.
  • Exceptional leader and mentor skills to advance careers of faculty, trainees and staff.
  • Foster awareness and support of initiatives to support health equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and advance catchment area needs through population science research.

Primary responsibilities for the leadership role will include:

  • Administrative and Academic Leadership: Oversees Population Science Division (currently two departments); As Division Chief, leads Chairs and Division Administration in a productive, collaborative research environment.
  • Scientific Leadership: Oversees Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Population Science research programs’ (currently two Programs) exceptional science, working across academic and clinical departments and programs; Partners with other ACDs and scientific leaders to advance transdisciplinary research; Provides guidance and oversight of Shared Resources (Cores) aligned with Population Science; Contributes to CCSG competing and non-competing applications; and Mentors Program Leaders, Core Directors, faculty, trainees, and staff.
  • Center-wide Leadership: Serves as member of the Research Executive Committee, the Research Institute Steering Committee, the Scientific Leadership Committee, and the Leadership Council; Represents Population Science in oversight and governance venues; Ensures Population Science develops and sustains robust shared initiatives with the Offices of Community Outreach, Engagement & Equity; Research Education & Training; and Research Diversity & Workforce Development.
  • Maintains Top Tier Research Programs: Maintains active extramurally funded research programs; Publishes original reports in high impact peer-reviewed journals; Provides service to professional societies; and Contributes to teaching and mentoring of faculty, staff, fellows, and graduate students.

Credentials and qualifications for eligible candidates include:

  • PhD, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree in a cancer related field.
  • Mid-Associate to Senior Member/Professor who is an established, extramurally funded cancer researcher.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in a Cancer Center and/or University or Research Institute.
  • Commitment to building highly collaborative research teams, culture, and environment.

Tampa Bay Area:
Moffitt Cancer Center is located in Tampa, which is a thriving metropolitan city that provides its residents with a high quality of life. The Tampa Bay area (https://www.visittampabay.com/) has become a hub for ground-breaking research, welcoming individuals from around the globe. This diverse city is engulfed in rich culture, year-round activities for all, beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine and so much more.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Moffitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. Moffitt seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.



Contact Information:

To formally apply, visit Moffitt.org/careers and apply to req 73449.  Please be sure to attach a single PDF or Word file which includes your CV and cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Questions regarding the opportunity may be directed to Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Susan Vadaparampil at [email protected].



Post-Doctoral Fellow-Cancer Epidemiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow-Cancer Epidemiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow-Cancer Epidemiology

Posting Date: 02/01/2024


Closing Date: 08/31/2024


Job Information/Description:

The UNMC Epidemiology Department seeks outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship position in cancer epidemiology. The Department works closely with Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with faculty on several extramurally funded projects on cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control. We seek applications from exceptional individuals with training and strong analytic skills in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and other related areas with proficiency in SAS, R, Stata, or other statistical programming language/software. Specific projects include a rural cancer survivors’ cohort, a pediatric cancer survivors cohort, and working with population-based surveillance data such as SEER. Positions are for one year with the possibility of renewal for multiple years.



Additional Information:

The position is designed to prepare individuals for independent academic research careers in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and survivorship. The Individual selected for this position will have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications and share project investigator role(s) commensurate with their experience and effort. The trainee will work with established investigators and be expected to develop research proposals, produce two to three publications annually, and work with a multidisciplinary team.



Contact Information:

Edward Peters, DMD, ScD
[email protected]
Please submit an application at https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81189



Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Date: 01/31/2024


Closing Date: 03/31/2024


Job Information/Description:

The Stanford Urologic Cancer Epidemiology Lab, led by Associate Professor of Urology Dr. Benjamin I. Chung at Stanford University, is seeking a talented scientist to join the research team. We conduct research projects on the epidemiology of all urologic cancers with a particular focus on Kidney cancer. Kidney cancer incidence rates have steadily grown since the 1990s, with kidney cancer becoming the ninth most diagnosed cancer in the US. Kidney cancer, often detected incidentally by imaging, is an often-understudied neoplasm in cancer epidemiology research. Kidney cancer represents the deadliest urological neoplasm and has a dismal late-stage 5-year survival rate. The goal of this postdoctoral program is to conduct high-quality epidemiological research in the field of urological cancers with a special emphasis on kidney cancer epidemiology (including prevention and screening, control, etiology, health disparities, treatment, and survivorship). Research will be accomplished through an immersive program designed to provide fellows with the methodology, clinical exposure, and track record of productivity to succeed.



Additional Information:

Training Overview

  • Individualized mentorship from a vibrant group of successful faculty from both urology and epidemiology at Stanford.
  • Opportunities for didactic training in epidemiology and research methodology.
  • Access to patients and data from local and national leading studies.
  • Clinical exposure through outpatient clinic shadowing.
  • Opportunities to develop and apply for research grants.
  • Stanford University offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
    • Support is available for 1-year appointment with renewal up to 3 years of training and includes:
      • Tuition, books, and software; Research-related costs; Conference travel.
      • See https://postdocs.stanford.edu for more information about Stanford Postdoctoral Benefits

Eligibility

  • Completed PhD, DrPH, MD, or another doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to population health research, including but not limited to Epidemiology, Urology, Public Health and Policy, Biostatistics, Computational and Data Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • An interest in studying urologic cancer epidemiology. Previous experience in urologic cancer research is not mandatory. Applicants with a history of research expertise from other cancer sites or benign kidney or urological research are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants are not limited to United States citizens.


Contact Information:

Submission

  • Applicants should submit the following material to Benjamin Chung ([email protected]):
    • A statement describing areas of research interest, career goals, and relevant experience.
    • An updated CV or resume plus a list of publications.
    • Complete contact information for three persons of reference.


Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Posting Date: 01/26/2024


Closing Date: 01/31/2025


Job Information/Description:

The Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine is experiencing a period of tremendous growth and opportunity, with several ongoing faculty searches underway. With this posting, we are actively recruiting faculty at the Associate or Full Professor rank whose research focuses on cancer epidemiology. Cancer epidemiologists with methodologic expertise in real world data sources (e.g. electronic health record data, claims data, another registry-based data sources) are especially of interest, as are those with research interests in cancer screening, cancer symptoms, comorbidities, cancer care delivery, and survivorship. Leadership opportunities within the Atrium Health Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center may be available, dependent on candidate interests and experience. This position recruitment may reside in either Winston-Salem or Charlotte, North Carolina. The new strategic partnership between Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Atrium Health, and Advocate (below) has created an unparalleled opportunity for epidemiologic research in cancer screening, care delivery, and consequences of cancer-related treatments.

Department of Epidemiology and Prevention
Wake Forest’s Department of Epidemiology and Prevention is one of four departments comprising the Division of Public Health Sciences (others are Biostatistics and Data Science, Implementation Science, and Social Sciences and Health Policy). Established in 1989, Public Health Sciences consistently ranks in the top 10 for National Institutes of Health funding among national academic medical center peer groups. In the past decade alone, the Division generated nearly $500 million of Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s research funding.

Faculty within the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention often share joint appointments within clinical departments, enhancing opportunity for clinical epidemiologic studies that directly inform patient care. Newly hired faculty can affiliate with one or more of our nationally-recognized centers including, among others: Center for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Biomedical Informatics, The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Addiction Research, Center for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging, the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, and the Program for Health Services Research. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects, such as recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, building an inclusive environment, and promoting health equity through research and influencing policy. Faculty within the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention have extensive experience with large, multicenter studies and collaborate with clinicians and basic scientists from a variety of other departments within the health system, as well as institutions and communities across the U.S. and abroad.

Atrium Health Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Atrium Health Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) includes the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, located in Winston-Salem, and the Levine Cancer Institute, located in Charlotte. The CCC is driven by the mission to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality in the rural southeast Appalachia region of the United States, as well as nationally and internationally, through cutting-edge research and treatment, community education and outreach, and transdisciplinary training of next- generation biomedical scientists and healthcare providers. The CCC has a team of over 400 researchers and physicians focused on translating discoveries from basic and population sciences research into clinical use for preventing, detecting, treating, and surviving cancer. Committed to supporting career development of next-generation cancer researchers, the CCC currently holds two NCI-funded T32s, one R25, and 12 other NIH-funded and three non-peer-reviewed training grants. The Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program is a thriving research program with more than 47 scientific members across 16 departments and approximately $14 million in peer-reviewed cancer research. Unique resources include two P50 centers led by CPC investigators focused on implementation science in cancer control and translational alcohol research, as well as the Wake Forest NCORP Research Base (https://school.wakehealth.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/comprehensive-cancer-center/wake-forest-ncorp-research-base), one of seven research bases funded by the NCI to develop and implement cancer prevention and control research for the NCORP community oncology research network.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) serves as the academic core of Advocate Health and is among the top 50 research institutions in the United States. Advocate Health (AH) is a large, integrated healthcare delivery system that serves nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth largest nonprofit health system in the nation. The health organization is comprised of more than 1,000 care sites and 67 hospitals across 6 states spanning the Southeastern and Midwestern portions of the United States. The expertise, size, and scope of our highly integrated enterprise positions us to be uniquely poised to identify mechanisms of disease, and address barriers and challenges associated with the translation of research into effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of disease.

Qualifications
o Associate or Full Professor Rank
o Desire and ability to work collaboratively across disciplines
o Active research portfolio demonstrating methodologic research interests and experience in conducting and leading cancer-related research
o An established record of obtaining extramural funding
o Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
o Commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate, post-graduate, junior faculty, and/or clinicians
o Advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD), with PhD in epidemiology strongly preferred



Additional Information:

Interested candidates may submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Bridgette Harris Blackwell ([email protected]) and Mara Vitolins, DrPH ([email protected] )Applicants whose research experience and interests are determined to align with the strategic goals for growth of the Department will be offered the opportunity to provide a Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional) and sample publication(s). These positions will remain open until all anticipated positions are filled. Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff.



Contact Information:

Bridgette Harris Blackwell ([email protected])
Mara Vitolins, DrPH ([email protected] )



Nutrition – 466001

Nutrition – 466001

Nutrition - 466001

Posting Date: 01/17/2024


Closing Date: 04/01/2024


Job Information/Description:

 Nutrition – 466001

Posting Open Date 11/22/2023

Open Until Filled Yes

Position Type Permanent Faculty

Appointment Type Open Rank

Vacancy ID FAC0004865

Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week 40

FTE 1

Position Location North Carolina, US

Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience

Proposed Start Date 04/01/2024

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Nutrition, chaired by Raz Shaikh, is one of eight departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. It is the only nutrition department in the United States situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine. The Department engages in innovative work that capitalizes on both these schools’ approaches to health; thus, the Department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches. The Department of Nutrition’s mission is to improve and protect the public’s health through teaching, research, and practice that foster optimal nutrition. Its vision is to achieve optimal nutrition for all people around the globe. The Department of Nutrition consists of 41 primary, 11 joint, and 13 adjunct faculty and 8 administrative staff, as well as postdoctoral fellows and research staff members. During FY 2023, the Department managed over $23 million dollars in sponsored research funding.

In the Fall of 2023, the Department enrolled 370 students, including 45 doctoral , 215 master’s, and 110 bachelor students. The Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, located across the street from each other, are situated on the UNC main campus, facilitating cross-school and department collaboration.

Several Nutrition faculty are based at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI).

The NRI building is located on the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, just 30 minutes north of Charlotte. Eight universities have a research presence at the NCRC, all with a focus on nutrition-related research. The NRI building is equipped with advanced wet laboratories to meet the needs of bench scientists in their basic and applied research, clinical facilities for assessing, measuring, processing, and examining clinical study participants, and a variety of meeting areas and office spaces. Nutrition faculty are also affiliated with several other centers and institutes across UNC that foster multidisciplinary collaboration, including the Carolina Population Center, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Additional information about the Department can be found at: http://www.sph.unc.edu /nutr/.

Additional information about the NRI can be found at https://uncnri.org/about-us-2/

Position Summary

The Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position, commensurate with experience. The Department is recognized as a global leader in nutrition research and training. The breadth of our department’s research spans from cell to society and moves from discovery to intervention delivery and dissemination.

We are seeking applicants who will build an independent research program and participate in collaborative research that aligns with existing strengths in the department. We are especially interested in someone with expertise in nutritional epidemiology, particularly as it relates to areas of growing need, such as global nutrition; food and nutrition equity; food systems and policy; climate and the environment; novel approaches to the assessment of diet, nutritional status, and physical activity; biologic, behavioral, and/or social applications to precision nutrition; and data science. These are areas of research that are critical for the advancement of nutritional science and public health. Other responsibilities include teaching, research mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and participation in university and professional service.

Ideal candidates will have postdoctoral or faculty-level experience and a track record that supports the potential to establish a visible, impactful, and extramurally- funded research program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A PhD or equivalent in nutrition, epidemiology, or relevant discipline is required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience employing strategies to ensure access to resources and promote student success in a public university setting where students are diverse with respect to social background, economic resources, racial and ethnic identities, religious affiliations, and gender and sexual identification and preference. In addition, experience working in a setting where students may need learning accommodations related to physical abilities (e.g., mobility, sensory) or neurodivergence.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

Please include the following with your application:

Cover Letter
Curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 4 or more references
Statement of research accomplishments, ongoing efforts, and future directions
Teaching statement and philosophy. The teaching statement can include teaching interests within and outside the current curricula and philosophy
Quick Link

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/270308

Department Contact Name and Title LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or [email protected]

Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.



Contact Information:

Department Contact Name and Title – LaSonya W. Hudson, HR Consultant
Department Contact Email – [email protected]

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].