Cancer Prevention and Control and Cancer Survivorship Faculty Position

Cancer Prevention and Control and Cancer Survivorship Faculty Position

Cancer Prevention and Control and Cancer Survivorship Faculty Position

Posting Date: 09/01/2021

Closing Date: 12/31/2021

Job Information/Description:


Cancer Prevention and Control and Cancer Survivorship Faculty Positions

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in one or more of the following areas: Cancer survivorship, cancer symptom management, oncology care delivery, health outcomes, dissemination and implementation science, m-health, psychological/behavioral interventions for cancer patients and survivors, sun protection, physical activity and weight management interventions, translational and bioinformatics research, and system-level interventions. The candidate should have a demonstrated academic track record of publications and currently active funding. Academic rank is open and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A joint appointment in another academic department/School will be supported, including the School of Public Health, Psychiatry, or Family Medicine.

The successful candidate will be joining the Behavioral Science Section and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, and potentially the Cancer Survivorship Center. The Cancer Institute has a growing number of cancer control scientists with expertise in cancer survivorship, cancer prevention, m-health and social media interventions, sun safety, and psychological and behavioral interventions for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The Cancer Institute also has a vibrant and active research program in cancer epidemiology and cancer disparities, and a Center for Tobacco Research at the Rutgers School of Public Health. There is a strong and growing research program in cancer survivorship in primary care settings at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In partnership with the RWJBarnabas Health System, there are many opportunities for research collaboration and study implementation cross the New Jersey. Program members also have strong ties with the diverse communities in New Jersey. The Cancer Institute houses the SEER New Jersey State Cancer Registry, which facilitates research through rapid case ascertainment of new cancer cases. There are also opportunities to be involved in several ongoing studies and to participate in research consortia. In addition, the Cancer Institute has numerous shared resources available to faculty, including: 1) Population Science (DatStat, data collection); 2) Biostatistics; 3) a bio-specimen repository; and 4) precision oncology and access to ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), a shared resource for precision oncology data for epidemiology studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an innovative, independent, collaborative and extramurally-funded research program. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, epidemiology, or a health-related profession with a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with an established and 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. 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]

Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state and is easily accessible to New York City, Newark Airport, and Philadelphia by public transportation.

Contact Information:

Please address letter of research interests to:
Dr. Sharon Manne, Chief of Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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