Cancer Epidemiologist Faculty Position
Cancer Epidemiologist Faculty PositionPosting Date: 09/01/2021
Closing Date: 12/31/2021
Open Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position Available
Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School seek a cancer epidemiology and/or health outcomes researcher with interest in cancer health disparities and/or survivorship. The academic rank for this tenure-track position is open rank and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The academic appointment will be in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with a resident faculty appointment at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Opportunity for joint appointment with the Rutgers School of Public Health exists.
The successful candidate will: have NIH-funding (or very strong potential for such funding) in cancer focused research; have a sustained focus on cancer epidemiology and/or health outcomes research, be motivated to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative environment of scholars from the basic, clinical and populations sciences; and interest and experience in mentoring students and/or junior faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with a deep understanding of and commitment to cancer health disparities and in the conduct of transdisciplinary cancer research. The selected individual will also be inspired to capitalize on opportunities for collaborations within Rutgers schools/institutes across campus, Princeton University, Rutgers RWJBarnabas Health System, and a wide array of community organizations throughout the state of New Jersey. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has exceptional research resources including the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), and shared resources including: 1) Biostatistics, 2) Population Research Support, 3) Immune Monitoring and Advanced Genetics; 4) Biomedical Informatics; 5) Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service; and 6) Metabolomics.
The successful applicant will be expected to establish an innovative, independent, collaborative and extramurally funded research program. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field with a strong publication record, and a history of external grant funding (or demonstrated potential to obtain funding) in cancer-relevant research. Preference will be given to candidates with peer-reviewed funding. Strong preference will be given to applicants with an established track record in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as innovative ideas and experience from which to build a strong extramurally funded research program. Faculty are expected to support the educational goals and activities of the School, and as such will be expected to be involved in teaching activities for medical students and residents as well as targeted lectures in their area of expertise. Rutgers is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status.
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 and 3 reference letters to: Dr. Elisa Bandera, Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. For questions on this position or to learn more about our available positions, please contact the Rutgers Cancer Institute Faculty Recruitment Office at [email protected]
To apply, please visit https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/137666
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.