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(F68770) Population Sciences Faculty - Multiple Positions - Massey Cancer Center



The VCU Massey Cancer Center is seeking applicants for multiple open rank faculty positions to help advance research under the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program aims of identifying multi-level drivers of cancer risk, developing interventions to reduce cancer side effect burden and/or mitigate cancer within the catchment area, and improving cancer outcomes for survivors and their caregivers. A cross-cutting focus of the work across these aims is on advancing cancer health equity.

Areas of interest that align with the strategic growth of the CPC program include cancer research related to population precision health, social determinates of health, dissemination and implementation science, health equity research, community-based research, early detection and screening, telehealth, health services research, symptom management and cancer control, and cancer survivorship research.

The ideal candidates for these positions will bring their expertise to the overall mission of the cancer center which includes a strong focus on reducing the cancer burden by addressing the confluence between biological, social and policy drivers on cancer disparities across the cancer care continuum. Appropriate academic department assignment will be based on the expertise and training of the candidate and they will work collaboratively with researchers within the CPC program as well as with researchers and physician-scientists in the other programs.

Purpose: This position is an open-rank faculty position that will play a key role in advancing the research mission and will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Massey Cancer Center so as to harness the considerable intellectual talent and scientific resources of VCU and focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem. The faculty member will help to advance research under the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program aims of identifying multi-level drivers of cancer risk, developing interventions to reduce cancer side effect burden and/or mitigate cancer within the catchment area, and improving cancer outcomes for survivors and their caregivers. A cross-cutting focus of the work across these aims is on advancing cancer health equity.

Responsibilities:

Teaching
The faculty member shares a deep commitment to effective instruction, training and mentoring of medical students, graduate students, undergraduate, and post-doctoral fellows. They are expected to actively participate in providing research opportunities to fellows and mentor junior faculty.

Research
Contribute to VCU’s national reputation through research and scholarship (extramural funding, high quality publications, citations, and national recognition as through honorific awards and committee leadership) and maintain active involvement in appropriate national or international organizations and bodies. Publish in peer-reviewed journals and submit grant applications for extramural funding with a strong focus on reducing the cancer burden by addressing the confluence between biological, social and policy drivers on cancer disparities across the cancer care continuum. They serve as a PI on peer-reviewed grants and are responsible for complying with all institution and sponsors terms and conditions for grant funding.

The member will participate in Massey Cancer Center Core Grant application preparation as needed, this includes providing updates on active research, grants and publications. They participate and engage with other members of the Massey Cancer Center in cancer center activities and in collaborative research projects.

Service

Serves on institutional committees, study sections, review groups, as a journal editor, or editorial boards.



Required Qualifications:
  • PhD, MD, or equivalent degree with training in medicine, epidemiology, public health, geo-spatial analysis, nursing, psychology, anthropology, behavioral science, behavioral economics, health services, communication, decision sciences, sociology, or other related fields
  • Extensive cancer relevant research experience
  • Nationally-recognized scholarly/research portfolio with a strong track-record of continuous NCI funding
  • Strong record of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training in their field
  • Extensive peer-reviewed publication experience
  • Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills
  • Track record working in multi-disciplinary fields
  • Experience in, and coordination of, collaborative grants and managing trans-disciplinary research
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a matrix environment within academic medicine
  • Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams
The Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that hosts 1000-plus researchers conducting basic, population, translational and clinical cancer research. Massey Cancer Center is dedicated to saving and improving lives by discovering, developing, delivering and teaching effective means to prevent, detect and treat cancer and to making those advancements equally available to all. The Massey Cancer Center offers a competitive salary, lab start-up, a generous relocation bonus and initial research salary support.

Further questions can be directed to Bernard Fuemmeler, Ph.D., Associate Director, Population Science.

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Massey Cancer Center

Salary: Commensurate with experience

ORP Eligibility: Yes

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