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Job# 7004 - Faculty Position in Cancer Chemoprevention at Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) (Los Angeles, CA )
Full Time
Posted: September 4, 2013
Closes: November 4, 2013

Applications are invited for a full-time position at the associate or full professor level to direct a new effort in cancer chemoprevention at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). The faculty leader will develop a collaborative team that incorporates new strategies for preventing or arresting the development of cancer, especially in high risk individuals; and for reducing morbidity and mortality associated with a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. In addition to vaccines and drug-based interventions, foods and biologically-active food components will be tested as chemopreventive agents both in humans and animal models. Robust programs in imaging, proteomics, inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, weight loss, transplantation, and cardiology are among the many areas that can be leveraged for translational research that transcends traditional chemoprevention study boundaries. For example, evidence is rapidly developing that food-related alterations in bacterial flora underlie disorders as diverse as heart disease, liver disease and cancer. Several CSMC studies are already underway to explore the relation of the gut micro-biome with metabolic disorders that are associated with risk of malignancy. An emerging cardio-oncology program provides unique opportunities to develop novel chemoprevention strategies for treatment-induced cardiac damage. Gene-based studies utilizing substantial bio-repositories at CSMC have led to the identification of new molecular targets for precision medicine.

Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree in epidemiology or closely related field. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in cancer chemoprevention research, a track record of scientific leadership and collaboration, peer-reviewed research and grant funding commensurate with rank, a strong publication history, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment. CSMC offers attractive employment packages, including salary support, start-up funds and relocation expenses.

 

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, names and contact information for five references, and a cover letter describing their career goals and research experience to: Dr. Marc Goodman, Director, Cancer Prevention and Control c/o: Academic.Recruiting@cshs.org

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