The University of Kentucky (UK) Markey Cancer Center (MCC) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on qualifications. The MCC seeks candidates with expertise in identifying multi-level factors (including genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors) that increase cancer risk or developing biomarkers for cancer outcomes, including prognosis, treatment response/toxicity, and survivorship. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenetic epidemiology, nutritional molecular epidemiology, and gene-environment interaction. Independent investigators with an established track record of successful extramural grant funding are strongly encouraged to apply.
The MCC is an NCI-designated Cancer Center dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care for the underserved rural and Appalachian Kentucky populations through promoting interactions among basic, clinical, and population investigators in the conduct of multi-disciplinary team including but not limited to colon cancer risk and genetics, lung cancer risk and environmental exposures, human papilloma virus and cervical cancer, carcinogenic metals and cancer, novel proteins and cancer recurrence, and cancer health disparities.
The MCC is rigorously expanding its Cancer Molecular Epidemiology Program. Epidemiology research resources include the NCISEER Cancer Registry for Kentucky (housed in the MCC), the MCC's excellent shared resource facilities including Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Cancer Research Informatics, and Biospecimen Procurement and Translational Pathology, and a network of regional offices and community-based coalitions that can facilitate access to populations of interest. The MCC is conveniently located on a single campus with the Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), College of Medicine, College of Public Health, and the other 14 colleges of the University of Kentucky, providing abundant opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction and collaborations.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant independent research program as well as to participate in collaborative multidisciplinary and translational endeavors pertinent to our mission of reducing cancer incidence and mortality in the catchment area through the identification of risk factors and translation of discoveries into prevention and intervention strategies.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Applicants should have a doctoral (PhD, ScD or MD with MPH/MS) degree with relevant training or research experience in cancer or molecular/genetic epidemiology.
Required Related Experience:
5 years of research experience in cancer or molecular/genetic epidemiology.
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