Cancer population Sciences Division Chief, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cancer population Sciences Division Chief, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

Posting Date: 02/08/2019


Job Information/Description:

University of Utah – Cancer population Sciences Division Chief

Department of Population Health Sciences

University of Utah School of Medicine

 

New Position to Begin: TBD Based on Candidate

The Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking a vibrant and visionary

scientist who values team science to lead the Division of Cancer Population Sciences

within the Department of Population Health Sciences. We are seeking candidates who

have a proven track record of leadership experience, evidence of an innovative and

successful research career, and a passionate commitment to education and

mentoring. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to collaborate

across disciplines and departments and will have significant strengths in interpersonal

communication. Furthermore, the division chief should be strongly committed to the key

missions of the Department of Population Health Sciences: education, research, and

collaboration with clinical partners.

We seek outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to:

behavioral science, dissemination and implementation science, cancer epidemiology,

cancer survivorship, medical decision making, risk communication, and health

outcomes.

Responsibilities

The Division Chief is responsible for defining the vision of the division in collaboration with

the Department Chair. The three division chiefs within the Department of Population

Health Sciences work closely with the Department Chair to develop the overall vision for

the Department as well as to develop policies for the relatively new department. The

Chief will also take a strong mentoring role with faculty and graduate students and

work with curriculum members and with the director of graduate studies on the

development of the PhD program.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for Division Chief are expected to hold a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD (or

equivalent), to have a proven track record of leadership experience, a history of

successful mentoring and/or teaching, and evidence of an innovative and successful

research career with a track record of peer-reviewed extramural funding. The

successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines

and departments and will have significant strengths in interpersonal communication.

Institutional Details

The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of

Medicine, launched in 2014, drives health care transformation and is a hub for

education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes,

health delivery systems research, biostatistics, and epidemiology. The department

provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for

population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and allow clinical

professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly

complex health care delivery system. Our faculty lead and collaborate with colleagues

from across campus including the Schools of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing,

Pharmacy, Health, Dentistry, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering, Law, and

Architecture and Planning. Many of our faculty also hold VA appointments.

The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences offers an innovative

graduate program for training PhD and MD/PhD students.

For more information about the Department of Population Health Sciences, please visit:

http://medicine.utah.edu/population-health-sciences.

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is an NCI-designated

Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer

Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly

collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of scientific achievement and impact as

well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and service.

The cancer center is organized around 4 scientific programs, 2 that are basic science

focused and 2 that are clinical and population based. The program most relevant to

the Division of Cancer Population Sciences is HCI’s Cancer Control and Population

Sciences program (https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/huntsman/cancer-center-researchprograms/

cancer-control.php).

Collaborations with the Center for HOPE (Health Outcomes and Population Equity) are

also available. The Center for HOPE is focused on discovering new ways to prevent and

control cancer and chronic disease among underserved populations. There are

exceptional opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in

implementation/dissemination science, collaborate with multidisciplinary faculty, and

work in close partnership with health care systems and community-based agencies. The

Center is actively engaged with traditionally underserved populations to address

health inequities. This Center provides state of the science facilities for conducting

cancer prevention and control research with both community participants and

patients.

The University and HCI are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah

Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health

records, and vital statistics. Our integrated health system provides superb resources for

multidisciplinary collaborations. We participate in multiple data sharing networks

including ORIEN, SEER, a network of leading cancer centers, the Patient Centered

Outcomes Research Network, TRINetX, and the CTSA Accrual to Clinical Trials.

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), our NCATS funded CTSA,

is a partnership among the University; the Salt Lake VA; Intermountain; Health Insight,

which leads our regional Medicare Quality Improvement Network and Organization;

the Utah Department of Health; Community Faces of Utah; and the UHealth Regional

Network. The infrastructure of the Utah CCTS and these collaborations provide a rich

research and training environment.

University of Utah Health and HCI provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and

services through exceptional Core Facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu) that enhance

both discovery and translational science.

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including 5 National Parks, and world-class

recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse

neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless

possibilities for sports and recreation. Learn more at:

http://healthsciences.utah.edu/living_in_utah/index.php.



Contact Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/86921

Applicants will be asked to submit: 1) their CV, 2) a description of their educational

philosophy and their experience with mentoring graduate and medical students, postdoctoral

fellows, and junior faculty (it is not required that an applicant has experience

with mentoring all of the aforementioned), 3) a description of their leadership

experience and philosophy, and 4) a research statement.

Cover letter may be addressed to: Dr. Kathi Mooney and Dr. Tom Varghese, Search

Committee Co-Chairs,

For questions regarding this position, please email: sandy.drollinger@hsc.utah.edu or

call: (801) 587-0742.

 

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by

collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates

who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion,

collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is

integral to our mission.

 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not

discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic

information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented

groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected

veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified

applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon

request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to

individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or

affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact:

Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm

135, (801) 581-8365.

 

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with

students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving

access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.



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