Assistant or Associate Professor in Cancer Population Science, Department of Preventive Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) together with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, seeks an excellent population researcher with a strong line of research in cancer, particularly with a focus on multiple myeloma. This is a full time position on the tenure-eligible track at the rank of assistant or associate professor. DPM and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas.
Faculty in this tenure track position will collaborate on existing projects and will develop an independent research portfolio leading to tenure. This will include: publishing research results in leading peer-reviewed sources; presenting at relevant national conferences; collaborating and consulting with other investigators at Northwestern; teaching graduate-level courses; competing successfully for extramural funding; and participating in departmental and national scientific duties, such as committee membership and peer review of research proposals and publications.
Successful candidates will have an MD, PhD or equivalent. A strong potential to become independently funded is expected of junior candidates. An ability to work in both multidisciplinary teams as well as independently is essential. This full time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine at the Chicago lakefront campus. Primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Preventive Medicine.
The Department of Preventive Medicine is comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty with expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, behavioral medicine, chronic disease prevention, nutrition and exercise. The Cancer Center has an established and dynamic prevention and control program, involving a variety of prevention and control scientists. The Medical School recognizes this as an important area for further development. Successful candidates can anticipate favorable startup package, benefits, and a competitive base salary commensurate with experience. The start date is estimated for September 2017; however, is flexible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested candidates please submit a CV and a statement of research interest to Cynthia Cruz (email@example.com), addressed to Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Chief, Cancer Epidemiology.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.