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Professor & Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control

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Job Title Professor & Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control
Requisition Number FE01803
Working Title
Department Name 7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORT
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Biomedical Informatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields.

Required Related Experience

The successful candidate must have demonstrated research experience in the fields of cancer control and prevention. The Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control should also have a demonstrated track record of strategic planning, participation in faculty recruitment and evaluation, programmatic review, and ability to recommend direction and future plans to cancer center leadership.

Required License/Registration/Certification

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Job Summary

The University of Kentuckys Markey Cancer Center is seeking an Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control who will be responsible for assuring a successful cancer prevention and control research enterprise at the Markey Cancer Center across all boundaries of the University of Kentucky and its associated departments, colleges and centers. This includes development of capacities and programs consistent with National Cancer Institute designation.

The major activities of this position include:
Fostering interdisciplinary and translational studies by bringing together outstanding faculty with diverse backgrounds who conduct cancer prevention and control research.
Implementing mentoring and support programs that help new and existing faculty prepare high-quality grants and successfully compete for extramural funding, including inter-programmatic collaborations and the development of multi-component and multi-investigator grant applications.
Working with investigators to use the unique infrastructure at MCC (such as the SEER program and community-based cancer coalitions) available for conducting cancer prevention and control research.
Assist in recruiting talented new investigators and the cultivation of young investigators to strengthen and advance the cancer prevention and control aspects of both inter- and intra-programmatic research at MCC.
Fostering a Community of Science environment via support and promotion of a Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series, Journal Clubs, Cancer Research Day, Poster Sessions and Symposia in timely topical areas of cancer research.

This position will directly report to the Director of the Markey Cancer Center, Mark Evers. Faculty members will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant-funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer-reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). In addition, faculty also will contribute to the research training of UK students and postdoctoral scholars, including working within mentorship programs, workshops, and in supervised research, as well as are engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 colleges of the university, including grant consultation and review, participating in speaker series and other enriching events, pilot project competitions and outreach to the lay public.

To apply, please include an updated CV, a Cover Letter, and a summary/overview of your current research (upload under Specific Request 1), and a statement on your research goals (upload under Specific Request 2). Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Fostering interdisciplinary and translational studies
Implementing mentoring and support programs
Working with investigators to use the unique infrastructures
Assisting in recruiting talented new investigators and the cultivation of young investigators
Assisting in the development of financial support (grant applications, lobbying key resource holders, etc.)

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Training and experience in intervention, dissemination, and implementation science is strongly desired.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2019-01-22 Expires: 2019-02-22

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