Cancer Disparities and Health Equity Researcher

Cancer Disparities and Health Equity Researcher

Cancer Disparities and Health Equity Researcher

Posting Date: 12/31/2021


Closing Date: 12/31/2021


Job Information/Description:

Open Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position Available
Cancer Disparities and Health Equity

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School of Public Health seek a cancer disparities and health equity researcher with a productive and transformative research agenda to eliminate disparities and promote health equity in cancer prevention and control. Opportunities abound for collaborations with other members at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Public Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Princeton University, and RWJ Barnabas Health community sites. There are also opportunities to be involved in several ongoing initiatives, including ScreenNJ, Global Oncology, Precision Medicine, and the Big Ten Consortium. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has exceptional research resources including the New Jersey SEER Cancer Registry, Community Outreach and Engagement, ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), and shared resources including: 1) Biostatistics, 2) Population Research Support, 3) Advanced Genomics and Immune Monitoring; 4) Biomedical Informatics; 5) Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service; and 6) Metabolomics.

We seek applicants with expertise in community intervention trials, dissemination and implementation science, and/or cancer care delivery research in underserved populations in which cancer disparities exist. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an innovative, independent, collaborative and extramurally funded research program in cancer disparities research and develop strong ties with New Jersey’s diverse communities. The selected individual will join the vibrant and growing Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence and be inspired to capitalize on opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations and community engaged research. Applicants are expected to have: 1) a doctoral degree in public health or closely related health disciplines such as behavioral science, exercise science, health outcomes or health policy: 2) postdoctoral training or experiences in community intervention research and/or dissemination/implementation science, and/or cancer care delivery research; 3) experience in cancer disparities and health equity research; 4) strong publication record; and 5) demonstrated experience to working in a diverse environment or commitment to do so.



Contact Information:

Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state and is easily accessible to Manhattan, Newark Airport, and Philadelphia by public transportation. Please address letter of research interests to Please address your cover letter and inquiries to Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR, Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Associate Director for Population Science and Community Outreach and Director, Cancer Health Equity Center of Excellence.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/138900

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.