The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) seeks a population scientist for this tenured or tenure eligible senior faculty position. RHLCCC received an “exceptional” rating in its 2018 5-year review as a comprehensive cancer center. Candidates should be recognized as national/international leaders in their fields, have a successful track record of scholarly production with recognizable and significant impact, and a strong extramural funding history including National Institutes of Health and, ideally, National Cancer Institute support. The candidate will interact with basic and clinical programs of the cancer center and the University. The Population Science Programs (Cancer Prevention and Cancer Control and Survivorship) are two of nine research programs in the cancer center’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. These programs are essential components of the cancer center core grant. The cancer center is one of the marquis cross-cutting entities at Northwestern, and an essential component of the Northwestern Medicine clinical enterprise.
Candidates may be based in either of these two cancer center programs. For the Prevention Program a focus in epidemiology, behavioral science, health equity, community-based participatory research, and/or the interface of basic epidemiologic and behavioral science as it relates to cancer prevention is desirable. For the Cancer Control and Survivorship program, research that focuses on quality of life and its promotion in cancer survivors and/or biobehavioral oncology is desirable. The academic home for this position may be in any of FSM’s departments, and will be determined based on the optimal fit with the candidate’s clinical research and disciplinary orientation. Basic science or basic behavioral science methodologic expertise and mentoring are required, and a track record of translational research is preferred.
Candidates will have an MD and/or PhD in a relevant field and experience in research. This is a continuing full time position at the tenured or tenure-eligible senior faculty rank with a competitive, negotiable salary and excellent benefits. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Proposed start dates are open.
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