Posting Date: 09/27/2021

Closing Date: 12/31/2021

Job Information/Description:

The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) seek applications for the position of Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences.

The Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences is a tenured faculty member in cancer population research, especially in the areas of epidemiology, behavioral sciences, intervention research or related fields. The Associate Director serves on the Cancer Center Executive Committee and represents, at the senior leadership level, the perspective, contributions and needs of Cancer Center members engaged in population sciences research. The Associate Director will be responsible for building, strengthening, and administering research and training activities, and will play an important role in overall strategic planning for the Cancer Center. Major ongoing research initiatives include health disparities, risk assessment, molecular epidemiology, medical and research ethics, end of life care, psychobiology, and addiction. Future directions include molecular epidemiology and expansion of cross disciplinary research among basic and clinical sciences.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is a single academic unit, part of the Biological Sciences Division, which delivers undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate biological sciences education together with outstanding patient care and world-renowned research. Receiving NCI designation in 1974 and its comprehensive cancer center designation in 2008, the mission of the UCCCC is to elucidate the determinants of cancer, to develop cures for cancer, and to prevent cancer through research, clinical care, education, and community engagement.

The Associate Director will have experience in cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer prevention and health outcomes research, or a related field as well as an understanding of research and clinical medicine from the perspective of a health system. Scientific accomplishments to date, as demonstrated by publications and funded research, will be commensurate with appointment at the full or associate professor level. The Associate Director will have experience in academic leadership and in guiding teams in complex academic environments.

The University of Chicago has retained AMN Healthcare to support this recruitment. Dr. Bernard Godley, Partner, and Aaron Mitra, Vice President, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations must be sent by email to Charlotte Tinsley, Consultant, at [email protected] Please note all job seekers wishing to be considered for the position must also submit their materials through the University’s Interfolio site Applicants must upload a cover letter and CV including bibliography.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, health outcomes research, or a related field, and 2) qualify for a tenured faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.

Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email [email protected] with their request.

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