Research Assistant Professor/Cancer Health Outcomes Researcher, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Research Assistant Professor/Cancer Health Outcomes Researcher, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Posting Date: 12/11/2017


Job Information/Description:

The Office of Population Science and Policy (OPSP) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor/Cancer Health Outcomes Researcher. We have a growing team of public health researchers and an outstanding record of research into rural health and cancer disparities, epidemiology, and population sciences. The diverse faculty in the Office collaborate with departments across the medical and university campuses through teaching, mentoring and research projects. The position includes a cross-appointment with our Simmons Cancer Institute.

Successful candidates will have: a Ph.D. and/or post-doctoral training in epidemiology, or health services research; a demonstrated emphasis and expertise in cancer epidemiology research or closely complementary field; excellent verbal and written communication skills; evidence of research capabilities demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed specialty journals; sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations; and a desire and demonstrated ability to collaborate with research investigators in public health and/or medical fields of study. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in cancer disparities and interventions across the cancer care continuum. Learn more about our office at www.siumed.edu/popscipolicy.

The Office of Population Science and Policy is rich with opportunity for innovative research. We specialize in rural disparities research and outreach in our region, a 66 county area in Illinois characterized by large rural areas and communities experiencing poverty, obesity, high tobacco use and excess cancer burden. We conduct research addressing cancer risk and outcomes in multiple fashions, including statistical analysis, community-based and community-engaged projects, and clinical care. We frequently partner with other academic institutions, cancer centers, state agencies, and local communities and organizations.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, epidemiologists, social and behavioral scientists, and other faculty members on both the University and Medical campuses. Faculty have protected time to develop externally funded research and participate in teaching.

 



Contact Information:

Apply online and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae at http://www.siumed.edu/hr. For further information, please contact Wiley D. Jenkins, PhD, MPH, OPSP Science Director at 217-545-8717 or wjenkins@siumed.edu.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an AA/EOC employer.



Application Link: http://www.siumed.edu/hr