Population Science & Cancer Control - Multiple Faculty PositionsPosting Date: 03/25/2021
Closing Date: 12/31/2021
The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Department of Population & Data Sciences, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking multiple scientific investigators to join our dynamic research program in Population Science and Cancer Control. We are particularly interested in applicants with innovative, independent and collaborative research programs in biomarker validation, obesity and metabolic syndrome, molecular/cancer epidemiology, and cancer care delivery across the cancer control continuum.
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in behavioral or biological science, bioinformatics or biostatistics, communication, epidemiology, health services, psychology, or public health. Cancer Center leadership will consider interested and qualified senior investigators for leadership positions. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
The Population Sciences and Cancer Control Program is one of six research programs in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which received NCI designation in 2010 and achieved Comprehensive status in 2015. The Program has 27 members from diverse disciplines (social and behavioral sciences, economics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, implementation science, outcomes/health services) and receives annual peer-reviewed funding of ~$6 million. The Program has established research portfolios in cancer care delivery research in safety-net healthcare settings and cancer screening, cancer survivorship, and dissemination and implementation research. Members are highly collaborative with several multi-investigator awards.
A third of Program members have primary or secondary appointments in the Department of Population & Data Sciences, the multidisciplinary, research-intensive academic home for population scientists conducting innovative research in a range of diseases, including cancer. Thirty-one Department faculty maintain a robust research portfolio conducting large, population-based observational and interventional studies; many using the comprehensive electronic health record of our University and public safety-net health system partners. Our recruitment goal is to expand the positive impact of our research across the thirteen counties of our catchment area – the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. This North Texas region has over 7.5 million residents and four of the fastest growing counties in the US. DFW is a majority-minority population (43% White, 29% Hispanic, 17% Black, 7% Asian) with one of the highest uninsured rates (21% vs. 10%) in the country. We are committed to research that reduces health disparities and increases health equity across North Texas and beyond.
UT Southwestern offers an outstanding collaborative environment for research with world-class basic science and clinical colleagues, excellent benefits, and competitive salaries. Attractive start-up funds are available commensurate with rank and record. Faculty will be eligible to apply for grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the second-largest cancer research-funding agency in the US. CPRIT also provides competitive faculty recruitment awards for investigators new to Texas.
Dallas is the ninth largest city by population and one of the most ethnically diverse in the US. The metroplex continues to experience rapid population growth, with arts and culture offerings as renowned as the athletic franchises.
Qualified candidates should apply online (#523874 or 523876) and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests/goals, and statement on diversity, equity and inclusion. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed.