Chief and Director, Division of Population Science, Meyer Cancer Center, New York, NY

Chief and Director, Division of Population Science, Meyer Cancer Center, New York, NY

Posting Date: 06/25/2018

Job Information/Description:



Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and New York-Presbyterian are seeking a dynamic and visionary scientist to serve as Chief for the Division of Population Science in the Department of Healthcare Policy & Research (HPR) and as Director of Population Science in the Meyer Cancer Center (MCC).  The rapidly growing Department is home of WCM’s efforts in the Precision Medicine Initiative and has demonstrated threefold growth in research revenue and nearly twentyfold growth in education programs. The MCC engages more than 250 basic scientists, pathologists, bioinformaticians, surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and other clinicians, who collaborate with colleagues at Cornell University’s Ithaca campus and other institutions to take fundamental discoveries from bench to bedside, and back again.

This is an exciting opportunity for a pre-eminent population health scientist, particularly with an interest in understanding urban diversity and its effects on health and a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader who wants to have a broad impact across New York and beyond. The Director, will develop and help launch MCC’s Population Science Program and ensure funding by helping to complete the P30 application for NCI-designation. The Division of Population Science will be established in the Department of HPR focused on cancer prevention, control, and population science. As Division Chief, he/she will have resources to create and grow the division as well as collaborate with outstanding scientists.

The Chief and Director will be an accomplished population scientist with exemplary leadership experience, who will join the leadership team of a cancer center with unparalleled impact in its catchment area and a transformative department at WCM. This individual will be skilled at managing in a complex academic enterprise, have a strong vision for growth and focus on high impact research. He or she will have an outstanding record of innovations, success in extramural funding and program development, and publishing research results in high impact journals.  The successful candidate will ideally have an MD with a Doctoral or Master’s degree and/or fellowship training in epidemiology, health services research, or a related field or have a PhD in epidemiology, health services research or a related field. Previous experience working in a NCI-designated cancer center and a track-record in cancer epidemiology or prevention and control is required.

Contact Information:

Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist with this important appointment.  For more information and/or to express interest, please submit curriculum vitae or nominations to: Stephanie Trostle, Senior Associate-Spencer Stuart via e-mail (preferred) at or (202) 741-8324.  Spencer Stuart and the Search Committee respect the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

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