Associate Director for Community Outreach and DisparitiesPosting Date: 09/28/2017
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey seeks applications for the position of Associate Director for Community Outreach and Disparities. This is a full-time faculty position within Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (“CINJ”), the State of New Jersey’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. This position is in the senior leadership of CINJ, and the individual will have a key role in setting the strategic mission of the center’s catchment and outreach programming. The individual will oversee the expansion of the cancer center’s community outreach and cancer disparities research activities at the center, enhance the enrollment of minorities and communities in the center’s catchment area, work with oncologists and researchers across the cancer center to grow the cancer disparities and outreach activities in the state of New Jersey, and work closely with the other Associate Directors to advance the community outreach and engagement agenda for the center.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a health-related profession. Candidates should have a demonstrated academic track record of publications and experience with community outreach and community-based research, as well as a track record in cancer disparities. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A joint appointment in another academic department will be supported.
This matrix cancer center has scientists who are members of the program at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the Departments of Internal and Family Medicine, as well as basic science programs at Rutgers and Princeton Universities. There are excellent opportunities for collaborations with the Rutgers School of Public Health, the Institute for Health, Rutgers-Newark Cancer Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RWJBarnabas Health System (12 community hospitals across the state of New Jersey), a cancer hospital in Newark, and Princeton University. Program members also have strong ties to the large African American, Hispanic, and South Asian communities in New Jersey. The Cancer Institute houses the SEER New Jersey State Cancer Registry, which facilitates research through rapid case ascertainment of new cancer cases. In addition, the Cancer Institute has four (4) shared resources available to faculty; 1) biostatistics, 2) data management services via DatStat, 3) a bio-specimen repository, and; 4) access to ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), a shared resource for precision oncology data for epidemiology studies. The cancer center also has a developing Population Science shared resource.
For more information about this position, please contact Sharon Manne, Ph.D, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, at Sharon.Manne@rutgers.edu.