Posting Date: 12/23/2021

Closing Date: 04/30/2022

Job Information/Description:

We seek applications from exceptional investigators with expertise in cancer disparities and health equity; early detection and screening; community-based, participatory prevention research; innovative interventional approaches and designs across the cancer continuum; social and behavioral determinants of health that contribute to cancer disparities; and late effects and long-term follow-up care of cancer survivors.

Role Responsibilities:
• Develop innovative research programs to eliminate cancer disparities, reduce cancer burden, enhance community health, improve access to quality cancer care and health information, and engage communities
• Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based community interventions and evaluate them in the Cedars-Sinai catchment areas
• Develop innovative methods and evaluate efforts to promote and bring cancer education and prevention messages and Cedars-Sinai Cancer research advances into communities, enhance access to health information, and support efforts to strengthen the recruitment of underserved populations to clinical trials

Position Requirements:
• Doctoral degree in public health or epidemiology, health policy, health services research, behavioral or social sciences, nutrition, or an MD with an accompanying public health graduate degree from an accredited school
• Demonstrated excellence in cancer disparities and/or health equity research
• A track record of peer-reviewed publications
• We particularly encourage applications from racial/ethnic/sexual and gender minority candidates, those who demonstrate a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Postdoctoral fellows seeking their first faculty position are encouraged to apply

Additional Information:

About Cancer Research Center for Health Equity (CRCHE)
The CRCHE conducts highly innovative, impactful community outreach and engagement (COE) and research to address cancer disparities in the Cedars-Sinai Cancer catchment area of Los Angeles, California. The CRCHE has six faculty members with two open faculty positions, and includes an administrative core of over 30 hard money or grant-supported staff members, including dedicated COE staff who serve Latinx, Filipino, Korean, and LGBTQ+ communities (with plans to recruit staff for African American, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and rural communities). Our Center’s current grant support is in excess of $20,000,000, providing rich opportunities for collaboration. We aim to fill one of the two positions with a faculty member with tobacco control expertise, while the other position is open to candidates with expertise in any topic relevant to cancer disparities/health equity.

Academic Research
Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a top 10 academic medical center for NIH funding with over $200M in extramural research grant funding. The largest academic medical center in the western United States, Cedars-Sinai also trains the next generation of physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals.

About Cedars-Sinai
Ranked by US News & World Report as the #6 Best Hospital in 2021-2022, Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service.

Contact Information:

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Cedars-Sinai Cancer Director c/o [email protected]