Associate Professor or Professor in Population Science, University of Kansas Medical Center

Jul 29,2019 | Consortium staff Job Opportunities

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is seeking two mid- to senior-level faculty dedicated to research in cancer prevention, control and/or survivorship.  KUCC seeks outstanding candidates who will play a major role in KUCC’s population science initiatives, with a focus on tobacco control, cancer screening, lifestyle/obesity, genetic testing, or cancer care delivery.

Ideal candidates will have a progressive research agenda aimed at accelerating uptake of evidence-based practices in cancer prevention and control within an expanding learning health network that includes more than 75 primary care practices and 15 cancer treatment sites.

Candidates with an interest in rural cancer control or with an interest in leadership positions within the Cancer Center are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a MD or PhD in any population science discipline, an independent and collaborative extramurally funded research program, and a demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications.

The faculty rank for these positions is open and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant Professor applicants with a promising track record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications will be considered.

Ideal candidates will have a progressive research agenda aimed at accelerating uptake of evidence-based practices in cancer prevention and control within an expanding learning health network that includes more than 75 primary care practices and 15 cancer treatment sites.

Candidates with an interest in leadership positions within the Cancer Center are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

  • Develop population science initiatives, with expertise focused on tobacco control, cancer screening, lifestyle intervention, or cancer care delivery, including epidemiology, health services, intervention-based, or implementation science methodologies.
  • Collaborate with many community and clinical partners throughout the state in both urban and rural locations, providing a rich environment for impactful community-engaged research.
  • Establish and sustain an externally funded, independent research program.
  • Independently design hypothesis-based research protocols and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Write manuscripts for publication, grant applications, progress reports, applications.
  • Present research findings at laboratory meetings, departmental seminars, and scientific meetings (local, national and international).

For more information or to apply, please go to: https://jobs.kumc.edu/postings/25780 or contact Theresa Leinwetter, Director of Human Resources, University of Kansas Cancer Center, tleinwetter@kumc.edu.