The University of Kentucky's 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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.