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 ( 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 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].