Professor, Director of the Prevention Research Center

Professor, Director of the Prevention Research Center

Professor, Director of the Prevention Research Center

Posting Date: 11/15/2021


Closing Date: 04/01/2022


Job Information/Description:

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is recruiting an outstanding faculty candidate to serve as Director of the Prevention Research Center. The successful candidate will have focused research in cancer prevention – observational and/or interventional studies, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, a track record of NIH funding, and commitment to cancer research in the areas of epidemiology, health disparities and Health Outcomes. Appointment at the rank of professor requires a strong record of research, external funding, publications, teaching and service. This position includes a package for the individual to build the Prevention Research Center and to recruit faculty, as this area is a part of our strategic plan.



Additional Information:

About the OSUCCC – James

The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and II clinical trials on anticancer drugs provided by the NCI. At Ohio State, more than 340 cancer researchers and their teams from 11 of 15 colleges work collaboratively, across multiple disciplines, to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

As the cancer program’s 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the most highly regarded cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. With 21 floors and more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care. To learn more about the OSUCCC – James, visit cancer.osu.edu.

Candidate requirements:

• Doctoral degree in epidemiology or related discipline, or an MD with a graduate degree in epidemiology or related discipline.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly cancer research as evident by history of successful NIH-grant funding and publication record
• Experience mentoring pre- and post-doctoral students and teaching at the graduate level.
• Highly self-motivated individual, enthusiastic about scientific discovery and able to collaborate closely and effectively with other members of a research team.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and oral).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.



Contact Information:

Submit inquiries and application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishments/interests) to: Electra D. Paskett, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University ([email protected])