Posted: May 11, 2021

Community-Engaged Cancer Research Faculty

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Little Rock, AR
Full-time
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
Academic/Research

Join the Winthrop P. Rockefeller team and help us fight the battle against cancer

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute seeks community-engaged researchers to join its exemplary team of Cancer Institute. All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to those applicants with expertise in the areas of implementation science, health behavior, nutrition, and/or health services research. Recruitment is for tenured and tenure‐track faculty at all ranks.  This recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and an annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 135 members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. Cancer Institute members receive approximately $10 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple “team science” grants. The Cancer Institute has 5 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.

 

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references directly to Jennifer Moulton at [email protected] Application deadline is July 15, 2021. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DrPh or equivalent. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.

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