Associate/Full Professor – Tenure/Tenure Track Co-Leader, Population Sciences in the Pacific Leader, Cancer Prevention in the PacificPosting Date: 06/09/2021
Closing Date: 08/31/2021
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC; an NCI Designated Cancer Center) is seeking a senior investigator to serve as leader for the Cancer Prevention in the Pacific (CPP) program. The successful candidate will increase the breadth and depth of the CPP program, participate as co-leader in the Population Sciences in the Pacific program, which includes Epidemiology and CPP, and participate as a senior leader in the executive administration of the Center. This is a tenured/tenure track position supported by state appropriated funds; partial extramural funding is expected. Faculty in CPP focus on cancer prevention and control research within the diverse population in Hawaii and the greater Pacific catchment area, addressing cancer health disparities with a community-engaged approach highlighted by population- and patient-based behavioral interventions. Current areas of strength include research on tobacco products including combustible cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and other cancer-causing addictive substances such as betel nut; nutrition-based and physical activity studies to address obesity and cancer risk; cancer screening research and outreach to communities of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; and working with cancer patients in the promotion of well-being through cancer survivorship and cancer care delivery research. UHCC provides highly competitive recruitment packages including space in the beautiful Cancer Center building in Honolulu, start-up funding, and salary. Core facilities available to Center investigators include Biostatistics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Analytical Biochemistry, Nutrition Support, Metabolomics, Pathology, and Diversity Research and Recruitment. UHCC has active research training programs involving mentorship of graduate students, postdocs, and early-stage investigators. The successful candidate will join a diverse team of researchers devoted to conducting high quality research in cancer prevention and control.
• PhD, DrPH, MD or equivalent degree, and substantial experience in prevention research at another Cancer Center, Medical School, or University including administrative experience.
• A strong research track record demonstrated by current extramural funding in the area of cancer prevention and control.
• A program of innovative research with an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments as evidenced by significant scholarly contributions and publication in top-tier journals.
• Experience in mentoring graduate students, postdocs, and/or early-stage investigators.