Program Leader – Cancer Prevention and Control

Program Leader - Cancer Prevention and Control

Posting Date: 12/17/2020


Closing Date: 06/30/2021


Job Information/Description:

The Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Medicine are pleased to announce an opportunity for an established investigator in cancer epidemiology to serve as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. This full-time, tenure line faculty position will be appointed in the interdisciplinary Department of Oncology, and accompanied by a significant package of resources to support research.

Georgetown University Medical Center is an academic health sciences center in Washington, DC, and serves a broad range of medical and biomedical graduate education and training activities, clinical and translational sciences, and patient care delivery. In addition to the medical school, there is a school of nursing and health studies, and schools of law, public policy, business, arts and sciences, and international affairs.

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Center, with >125 members conducting cutting-edge research and clinical trials across the region, nationally, and internationally. With campuses in Washington, DC and Bergen County, NJ, the cancer center spans a highly diverse catchment area and leads groundbreaking discoveries in molecular oncology, experimental therapeutics, breast cancer research, hematologic malignancies, and cancer population sciences. Combined, its research partners have access to the largest clinical network in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the cancer center offers a full range of shared resources to faculty.

The role of the research program leader is to provide overall direction for the scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary group to expand the program’s research in cancer control and prevention. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a medical or professional clinical research doctorate, and a primary focus on cancer research. Applicants are required to have a track record of peer-reviewed funding and publications relevant to cancer, and to currently hold R01-level cancer-focused research funding. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program has three overarching and interrelated foci: 1) identifying novel cancer risk factors and biomarkers, 2) optimizing prevention and screening efforts, and, 3) improving outcomes of cancer treatment and survivorship. Cross-cutting themes include promoting cancer health equity, translating genomics to the broader public, the use of simulation modeling to inform cancer policy, and cancer and aging. A federally-funded center on tobacco product regulation is co-located in the program.

Expertise in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, or health services research is especially desirable along with evidence of leadership potential. All applicants will be carefully screened and considered at Associate or Full Professor levels.



Additional Information:

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2021.

To apply, please send a letter of application that fully describes experience building multidisciplinary teams and scientific leadership, a summary of research accomplishments, a statement of future research interests and goals, and the CV as a single PDF to Sharon Levy, Associate Director for Administration ([email protected]) with “CPC Program Leader Faculty Search” in the subject line.



Contact Information:

Scientific inquiries may be directed to Marc Schwartz, PhD, Associate Director for Population Science ([email protected]).