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Scientist, Epidemiology Research

Scientist, Epidemiology Research

Scientist, Epidemiology Research

Posting Date: 10/06/2022


Closing Date: 06/30/2023


Job Information/Description:

The Population Science Department of the American Cancer Society invites applicants for several doctoral-level senior scientist positions.

The Population Science Department uses the collective expertise of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and behavioral scientists to better understand the behavioral, social, environmental, and biologic factors that affect cancer prevention, risk, survivorship, and survival. This research aims to refine personalized risk prediction and targeted intervention strategies, inform public health and clinical decision making for cancer prevention and survivorship, and reduce disparities among medically vulnerable populations. Most of the work within Population Science uses the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS), a series of large-scale prospective cohort studies built and maintained by the American Cancer Society since the 1950’s. The CPS cohorts include extensive survey-based data, other data sources such as accelerometry, blood, stool, saliva, and tumor tissue. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, scientists with expertise in the following areas:

-Cancer health disparities
-Sleep science
-Breast, endometrial, ovarian cancer, and gastrointestinal cancers (e.g. pancreas, colon)
-Molecular epidemiology
-Nutrition, diet patterns, or novel diet assessment

The scientists hired for these positions will initiate and direct research projects in collaboration with other intramural research scientists and the extramural scientific community that result in published peer-reviewed original research. The scientists will also serve as public spokespeople for Population Science by communicating results of their research to stakeholders-including American Cancer Society staff and volunteers, the scientific community, mainstream media, policy, and the public at large. These full-time positions offer a unique opportunity to contribute to work that has international impact.



Additional Information:

Successful candidates should have a sustained focus on cancer epidemiology, will be expected to establish an innovative, independent research portfolio that aligns with the Society’s mission and Population Science research priorities, and will contribute to the scientific leadership of the CPS cohorts. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training in epidemiology, behavioral science, public health, statistics/bioinformatics or a related field, as well as a consistent track-record of publication.

The positions are available immediately, and the salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are based at the American Cancer Society’s Research Headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: jobs.cancer.org/benefits. We are a proud equal opportunity employer.



Contact Information:

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter that includes a research statement and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Alpa Patel, Senior Vice President, Population Science at [email protected] .



Faculty (Open Rank) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Faculty (Open Rank) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Faculty (Open Rank) - Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control)

Posting Date: 10/05/2022


Closing Date: 11/04/2022


Job Information/Description:

Faculty (Open Rank) – Cancer Center (Cancer Prevention and Control) (Job ID 1013023)

University of Illinois Cancer Center – Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois Cancer Center invites applications for an open-rank 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 October 17, 2022 at: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/693?c=uic.

Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in psychology, health policy, health economics, biostatistics, other social science discipline, public health, aging or a health-related field required; strong publication record and currently active external 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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Principal Scientist, Survivorship Research

Principal Scientist, Survivorship Research

Principal Scientist, Survivorship Research

Posting Date: 10/05/2022


Closing Date: 06/30/2023


Job Information/Description:

The Population Science Department is seeking a doctoral-level cancer survivorship researcher to accelerate the pace of the scientific evidence base that informs quality, equitable survivorship care. The department uses the collective expertise of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and behavioral scientists to better understand the behavioral, social, environmental, and biologic factors that affect cancer prevention, risk, survivorship, and survival. This research aims to refine personalized risk prediction and targeted intervention strategies, inform public health and clinical decision making for cancer prevention and survivorship, and reduce disparities among medically vulnerable populations. Most of the work within Population Science uses the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS), a series of large-scale prospective cohort studies built and maintained by the American Cancer Society since the 1950’s. The CPS cohorts include extensive survey-based data, participant portal data, medical claims, and other data sources, such as accelerometry, blood, stool, saliva, and tumor tissue, that are available for survivorship research. Linkage between our CPS-II cohort and Medicare claims data provides unique opportunities for research among older cancer survivors and individuals without a cancer history for comparison. This specific role in Population Science will focus on cancer survivorship research within the prospective cohort studies and a new survivor sub-cohort, with data assessed before and after a cancer diagnosis.

We are particularly interested in cancer survivorship scientists with expertise and interest in conducting research in one or more of the following areas:

-Research utilizing a combination of biospecimens, patient-reported outcomes, and cancer-related data
-Claims-based analyses
-Accelerated aging among survivor populations
-Cognition
-Cancer health disparities
-Cardio-oncology
-Cancer-related symptom management
-Lifestyle behaviors, including nutrition, tobacco, marijuana, and physical activity

The scientist hired for this position will provide strategic direction in innovative data collection and research projects within the CPS-3 cohort related to cancer survivorship. In addition, the scientist will work collaboratively on research projects with other intramural research scientists as well as the extramural scientific community, with the potential for pooled analyses across other prospective cohort studies, that result in published peer-reviewed original research. The scientist will also serve as a public spokesperson for Population Science by communicating results of their research to stakeholders-including American Cancer Society staff and volunteers, the scientific community, mainstream media, policy, and the public at large. This full-time position offers a unique opportunity to lead as well as contribute to work that has international impact.



Additional Information:

Successful candidates should have a sustained focus on cancer survivorship, will be expected to establish an innovative, independent research portfolio that aligns with the Society’s mission and Population Science research priorities, and will contribute to the scientific leadership of the CPS cohorts. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training in epidemiology (including molecular and genetic epidemiology), behavioral science, public health, statistics, bioinformatics, or a related field. A consistent track-record of publication is required.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: jobs.cancer.org/benefits. We are a proud equal opportunity employer.



Contact Information:

Alpa Patel, PhD, Senior Vice President, Population Science ([email protected])



Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Science

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Science

Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Science

Posting Date: 10/05/2022


Closing Date: 06/30/2023


Job Information/Description:

The American Cancer Society’s Intramural Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program
The Population Science Department is currently inviting applications for multiple post-doctoral research fellowships in cancer epidemiology, prevention and survivorship. Drawing on the expertise and mentorship of epidemiologists and behavioral scientists in the Society’s intramural research department, fellows will design and establish an innovative, independent research portfolio that aligns with the Society’s mission and research priorities. Fellows will have access to rich research resources from the Cancer Prevention Studies. These studies are large prospective cohort studies of cancer incidence and mortality, with extensive survey data, biospecimens (blood, stool, saliva, tumor tissue), Medicare and GIS linkages, accelerometry and other data sources.

Opportunities exist—but are not limited to–research fellows in the following areas: breast, gastrointestinal, or hematologic cancer; metabolomics/other ‘omics’; and/or one or more ACS mission priority areas including the role of obesity, nutrition, quality of life and health equity in cancer prevention and control. The program is designed to equip fellows with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become independent, yet highly collaborative researchers.

As part of their training, fellows will publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, present their work at scientific meetings, and contribute to the foundational scientific resources of the CPS cohorts. In addition, capitalizing on the unique multidisciplinary environment at the American Cancer Society, fellows will learn skills for translating and communicating the relevance of their findings for cancer prevention to the general public and the media. These positions are available immediately, and are based at the American Cancer Society’s Research Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Fellows will receive funds for specialized training, conference travel, and biospecimen-based laboratory measurements or pilot studies involving new data collection, as applicable.



Additional Information:

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, behavioral science, public health, statistics/bioinformatics or a related field, as well as a track-record of publication. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter that includes a research statement and a curriculum vitae.

To learn more about the Department of Population Science, visit: https://www.cancer.org/research/population-science.html



Contact Information:

Contact Information: Dr. Marji McCullough, Senior Scientific Director, Population Science at [email protected] .



Research Faculty – Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Research Faculty – Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Research Faculty - Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Posting Date: 10/04/2022


Closing Date: 12/31/2022


Job Information/Description:

Join the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
team and help us fight the battle against cancer and cancer health disparities

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, College of Medicine, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites talented researchers to join an exemplary team of investigators to advance novel research in cancer control and population sciences. Applicants who qualify for Assistant or Associate Professor and with a terminal degree (e.g. MD, PhD, ScD) are invited to apply for 12-month tenure-track positions. Applicants for an Associate Professor position should have a strong record of peer-reviewed research publications and a strong record of extramural funding. Applicants for an Assistant Professor position should have a record of peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding or demonstrate evidence of the ability to obtain extramural funding if s/he is not currently funded. Successful applicants will hold an academic appointment in the hiring department.

Faculty positions are supported by generous funds from the state as part of a significant investment to secure National Cancer Institute cancer center designation. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is the nation’s premier cancer center in Arkansas, with the largest cancer research portfolio in the state. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 patients annually and trains students and health professionals. Our faculty and staff are committed to advancing research that leads to novel prevention and treatment strategies that are delivered in the community and clinic settings.

The Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program is one of four premier research programs that provides ample opportunities for transdisciplinary, translational, and high impact research. The Program seeks to define and understand the etiology of cancer health disparities in rural, low resource, medically underserved, racialized, and minoritized communities across Arkansas. High priority research areas of interest include cancer prevention (tobacco, nutrition security, obesity), cancer screening in rural areas, and cancer survivorship. Our mobile health screening vans provide opportunities to develop unique community engaged research programs in breast, colorectal, and lung cancer screening to reach rural populations. Because social and structural determinants are major underlying risk factors for cancer in Arkansas, the Program leverages support from the Translational Research Institute (NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award), the P50 Center for Research Health and Social Justice (NIMHD), multiple Centers for Biomedical Research (COBRE), the Arkansas State Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation, the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute, the National Center for Toxicology Research (FDA), and through multiple colleges and departments to advance cancer prevention and control research unique to our catchment area. Our multi-million-dollar NIH-funded center and infrastructure grants provide numerous opportunities for pilot funding, training, and collaborative partnerships.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is located in the capital city of Little Rock. The central location, quality of life, job market, cost of living, unique neighborhoods, outdoor life, and cultural attractions, including the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, make it one of America’s top places to live and retire. We offer a collaborative work environment and productive partnerships across UAMS Colleges as well as state health agencies, health care providers, business and law schools, and other academic institutions.

Candidates should email a current CV, a letter describing their background and professional interests, and a list of at least three possible references to:
Pebbles Fagan, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, College of Medicine 4301 West Markham, #820, Little Rock, AR 72205. Email: [email protected]

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. UAMS is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and the diversity of its faculty and staff. Women and applicants from racialized, minoritized, NIH-defined under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Contact Information:

Candidates should email a current CV, a letter describing their background and professional interests, and a list of at least three possible references to:
Pebbles Fagan, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, College of Medicine 4301 West Markham, #820, Little Rock, AR 72205. Email: [email protected]



NCI Clinical Director

NCI Clinical Director

NCI Clinical Director

Posting Date: 10/03/2022


Closing Date: 12/04/2022


Job Information/Description:

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
CENTER FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Clinical Director

Position Description: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks to fill the position of NCI Clinical Director. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee a large, cutting edge and growing clinical research program housed in the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the NIH Clinical Center. Reporting directly to the NCI Director, the NCI Clinical Director is the senior official to oversee quality of medical care delivered to patients participating in clinical trials in the NCI Center for Cancer Research.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) (https://ccr.cancer.gov/) is the basic and clinical intramural research program of the NCI. The NCI intramural program develops and conducts clinical research at the NIH Clinical Research Center (CRC) on the NIH Bethesda campus, the world’s largest dedicated research hospital with 242 inpatient beds, 90 day hospital stations, and multiple outpatient clinics. CCR’s intramural clinical research program is far-reaching and active, accounting for over 30 percent of the total medical effort at the NIH Clinical Center. The CCR clinical program sees approximately 4,000 to 5,000 patients per year in over 300 studies. Approximately 1,800 new adult and pediatric patients are enrolled annually. Research activities are multidisciplinary, spanning oncologic diseases—from brain, lung, prostate, breast, and gynecologic malignancies, leukemia, lymphoma, renal cancers and melanoma—to understanding rare cancers and genetic and virally-driven cancers. Research also develops new treatment approaches in transplantation, cellular therapy, surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. CCR also provides clinical services to all of NIH through its Radiation Oncology Branch, Laboratory of Pathology, and three surgical branches.

The incumbent will lead the CCR Office of the Clinical Director (https://ccr.cancer.gov/about/office-of-the-clinical-director) with a staff of 240 and will oversee a budget of ~ $185M. Through the Office of the Clinical Director, the successful candidate will advise the CCR Director on the allocation of clinical support resources to CCR investigators to facilitate the conduct of clinical research, including space, budget, and personnel, will ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and informed consent, will implement the highest level of patient care and safety in research protocols, and will oversee review of clinical research protocols, for scientific excellence, relevance to mission and feasibility. The Clinical Director will also lead an outreach program to promote accrual of a diverse patient population and will oversee credentialing and training activities including the ACGME-accredited NIH Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, an established world leader that has trained over 600 academic physician scientists. The NCI Clinical Director will be part of CCR, NCI and NIH leadership.

LOCATION: Bethesda, Maryland

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess an M.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated scientific leadership and/or demonstrated research experience in a clinical research program of national and international standing in oncology related research. The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for the future of clinical research and trials, proven experience in managing and directing a clinical research program, and well-honed administrative and interpersonal skills. The NCI seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to maintain the Institute’s clinical research efforts at the forefront of science. The successful candidates will be well-known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, based on their clinical research achievements. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources and lead a clinical research program involving extensive internal and external collaboration and must be able to build, mentor, motivate and maintain a culturally diverse staff. The incumbent must hold or obtain the required medical credentials that allow credentialing in the NIH Clinical Center.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). A recruitment and/or relocation incentive may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid.

Please read the following guidance on Selective Service requirements.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the https://www.naces.org website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a detailed statement describing your fundamental vision (no more than two pages) and a qualifications statement (no more than two pages). Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
Submit your application at https://service.cancer.gov/nci-scss.do#/.
Accepting applications starting on Monday, October 3, 2022, and applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled. The first review will start on Monday, December 5, 2022. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized officials associated with the recruitment.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON APPLICATION MATERIALS

You may contact Karen Levine at [email protected] for more information about this vacancy.

HHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

The NIH and NCI are dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.



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Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement – The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement – The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Junior Faculty Positions in Cancer Equity/Community Outreach & Engagement - The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson

Posting Date: 10/03/2022


Closing Date: 01/01/2023


Job Information/Description:

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce junior faculty positions in Cancer Equity / Community Outreach and Engagement.  We seek investigators (PhD, ScD, DrPH) with expertise and research related to one or more of the following:
Cancer disparities
Community based participatory research
Behavioral science interventions and theories
Mixed methods research
Program evaluation
Social epidemiology
Environmental justice
Community organizing
 Investigators dedicated to reducing cancer disparities in the SKCC catchment area and beyond, who have experience working with diverse communities, and have an established track record of grant funding and manuscript publication are strongly encouraged to apply. Investigators can collaborate with the SKCC’s Community Advisory Board and the Patient/Family Advisory Board for connections to catchment area organizations and cancer patients, families, and caregivers.  The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, as well as consortium partner Drexel University, provide additional resources and support. 

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to mentor medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and population health graduate students from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, the Jefferson College of Population Health and the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. In addition to membership in the SKCC, primary and secondary faulty appointment(s)/affiliation(s) may be in one or more departments/divisions of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and/or the College of Population Health at Jefferson.

Recruited faculty will be provided generous start-up funds, a competitive salary, and modern facilities, along with administrative and infrastructure services. The SKCC at Jefferson is located in the heart of Philadelphia with an abundance of opportunities for professional and social interactions in a vibrant urban cultural science. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



Additional Information:

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.



Contact Information:

Inquiries and expressions of interest should be directed to:  [email protected]



Senior Research Investigator (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health)

Senior Research Investigator (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health)

Senior Research Investigator (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health)

Posting Date: 09/29/2022


Closing Date: 09/29/2023


Job Information/Description:

Senior Research Investigator (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/ for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Senior Research Investigator (Department of Family Medicine and Community Health)

Job Profile Title
Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary
The Senior Research Investigator will advance methodological development and implementation of qualitative and mixed methods for wide-ranging research projects in cancer care delivery and behavioral and implementation science. These projects are focused on understanding and testing innovative ways to equitably improve the delivery and impact of cancer care from screening to treatment. This individual will ensure planned qualitative and mixed methods evaluations for several implementation trials are successfully executed. This individual will work closely with the Deputy Director to plan, coordinate, and manage qualitative data collection and analysis. This person will be highly trained in a range of qualitative research methods and ideally have experience in cancer prevention and control. Finally, the Senior Research Investigator will be responsible for data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, and presenting research findings through various forums. This person must demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in professional format and to be able to independently prepare manuscripts for submission.

Job Description

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, in partnership with the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) and Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), seeks a Senior Research Investigator to advance methodological development and implantation of qualitative and mixed methods for wide-ranging research projects in cancer care delivery and behavioral and implementation science. The position reports directly to Katharine Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH, the Deputy Director for Research within PC3I. Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, PC3I is embedded at the nexus of research and practice. Our mission is to create, test, and scale solutions to improve how we care for patients with cancer. We bring together diverse experts to improve health outcomes, increase healthcare efficiency, reduce cost growth, and apply the latest science to make cancer care better for our patients, providers, community, and partners.

The Senior Research Investigator will advance methodological development and implementation of qualitative and mixed methods for wide-ranging research projects in cancer care delivery and behavioral and implementation science. These projects are focused on understanding and testing innovative ways to equitably improve the delivery and impact of cancer care from screening to treatment. This individual will ensure planned qualitative and mixed methods evaluations for several implementation trials are successfully executed. This individual will work closely with the Deputy Director to plan, coordinate, and manage qualitative data collection and analysis. This person will be highly trained in a range of qualitative research methods and ideally have experience in cancer prevention and control. Finally, the Senior Research Investigator will be responsible for data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, and presenting research findings through various forums. This person must demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in professional format and to be able to independently prepare manuscripts for submission.

The Senior Research Investigator will regularly meet with research staff and the Deputy Director to support and oversee activities related to the conduct of research. They will develop and conduct protocol and training to ensure research staff develop expertise in all related areas required to conduct rigorous qualitative and mixed methods research and enhance the scientific output of the Center. This person will be accountable for all aspects of qualitative and mixed methods research for assigned projects.

As part of PC3I, this person will build and strengthen relationships internally and externally to ensure appropriate collaboration and coordination across research initiatives and partners including but not limited to the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Penn Implementation Science Center mailto:([email protected]), Abramson Cancer Center, and Annenberg School for Communication.

The position is contingent upon future funding.

Requirements:

• Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years of experience required
• Advanced training in public health, social science, health policy, or related fields
• Experience designing interview guides and conducting qualitative interviews
• Experience managing and analyzing large qualitative datasets
• Experience coding in Atlas, NVivo, or equivalent software
• Experience in writing and publishing qualitative and mixed methods manuscripts

Preferred:

• Experience in collecting and analyzing survey data
• Experience with qualitative comparative analysis
• Experience managing research projects
• Background in cancer prevention and control

Job Location – City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$36,368.00 – $148,122.66
Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

• Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

• Tuition: Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

• Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

• Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

• Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

• Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

• Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

• University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

• Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

• Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

• Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

• Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Date: 09/28/2022


Closing Date: 10/24/2022


Job Information/Description:

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a component of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is seeking applicants for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions. The Center for HOPE is led by Dr. David Wetter. Strong candidates will have an opportunity to visit the Center for HOPE and the Department of Population Health Sciences, and participate in the Rising Stars in Population Health Sciences Symposium.
https://medicine.utah.edu/population-health-sciences/rsphs

The Center for HOPE conducts community-engaged clinical, population, and implementation science research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer and chronic disease, infectious disease, screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science biomedical informatics and mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status, and rural/frontier. Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in multiple NIH, PCORI, CDC, and ACS funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Intervention studies include tobacco cessation treatment engagement, HPV vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and other screening and health risk behaviors, primarily among patients who receive medical care from community health centers. Treatment approaches being investigated by our team include health information technology at the point of care, smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, and health care system changes. Innovative assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS/GIS. Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMART), Micro-Randomized Trials (MRT), and longitudinal cohorts.

The program is designed to prepare Scholars for independent academic research careers. The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-engaged research, and the successful candidates will join an established research team with a large portfolio of federally-funded research. They will join an active and engaged cadre of peer scholars. Scholars are responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator to plan, organize, direct, implement, and manage all aspects of the Center’s research and clinical projects. Scholars will have publication and grant-writing opportunities, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. For interested candidates, there are outstanding opportunities for further developing quantitative analysis and statistical expertise via workshops, courses, and with our collaborators across campus. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping scholars obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K, F, and R01 awards. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.



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The University of Utah encompasses both the flagship university and the health sciences campus for the state, competes in the Pac-12 conference, and is the largest research intensive institution in the Mountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and an affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 35% minority (22% Latinx), has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ+ residents among U.S. cities, and almost 1 in 5 residents were born outside the U.S.
It is strongly preferred that candidates have a doctoral degree in public health, behavioral science, or other relevant social or population science. We will begin reviewing applications in October 2021, and highly encourage applications by November 24, 2021, although we will review applications after that date as well.
Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.



Contact Information:

Submit your application to [email protected]
Please send a single PDF including:
• CV
• Research statement: describe your scientific interests and academic achievements (1 page)
• Diversity statement: describe your commitment and contributions to advance diversity and inclusion in your field (1 page)
• Letter of reference (may be emailed separately)

https://medicine.utah.edu/population-health-sciences/rsphs

Deadline: October 24, 2022

Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



Tenure Track Faculty Positions – Division of Epidemiology

Tenure Track Faculty Positions – Division of Epidemiology

Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Division of Epidemiology

Posting Date: 09/27/2022


Closing Date: 11/27/2022


Job Information/Description:

Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Population Health Sciences

The Department of Population Health Sciences is the flagship population health research department of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The Meyer Cancer Center seeks full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. We are seeking outstanding individuals engaged in research related to cancer prevention and control, including, but not limited to, implementation science, tobacco control, behavioral science, health communication, health disparities, and community based participatory research. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or an MD with additional graduate training (e.g. M.P.H., MS, or fellowship).

The Department of Population Health Sciences (https://hpr.weill.cornell.edu/) is home to six Divisions. The Department is multi-disciplinary with substantial research strengths across a variety of areas including health policy and economics, health data science and data analytics, health informatics, comparative effectiveness & outcomes research, healthcare delivery science, epidemiology and biostatistics. The division of Epidemiology envisions housing a multidisciplinary group of PhD and/or MD population science investigators dedicated to careers in building scientific evidence and cultivating a next-generation workforce conducting epidemiologic research.

Faculty in this division will leverage the burgeoning status of New York City as the epicenter of clinical medicine, and will be integral to the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program within the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. As a matrixed cancer center, the Meyer Cancer Center converges the talent of basic, translational, clinical and population-based cancer investigators across Weill Cornell Medicine to take fundamental discoveries from bench to bedside to population, and back again. Additional resources include the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, the Cornell Center for Health Equity, and NewYork-Presbyterian, the premier healthcare system in New York City including NewYork -Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

Send CV and a cover letter stating specific reasons for your interest and a brief statement of career goals electronically to: Aleina Zehra – [email protected]

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.



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