Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Policy

GW Cancer Center

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GWSPH) and the GW Cancer Center at The George Washington University (GW) are recruiting a distinguished scientist to serve as the Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Policy at the GW Cancer Center and as a full Professor in the GWSPH. The incumbent will be a visionary and dynamic leader who will oversee the growth of cancer epidemiology, prevention, nutrition and environmental health science at GW; support the development of cancer policy-related research and initiatives both domestically and globally, given GW’s strategic location in Washington, DC; and facilitate translational collaboration with the growing number of basic science and clinical cancer investigators at GW.

The recently created GW Cancer Center aims to achieve NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center within the decade. Population sciences and policy are a critical component of this strategic goal. The GW Cancer Center incorporates all relevant cancer-related activities at GW, including the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GW Medical Faculty Associates and the GW Hospital to re-focus and re-energize the university’s efforts in innovative cancer research. The GW Cancer Center has been charged to be an incubator of intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in cancer biology, clinical/translational science, bioinformatics and computational medicine, and in population science and policy. GW is rapidly expanding its research enterprise with the addition of new state-of-the-art facilities including the $275M Science and Engineering Hall (which will house the GW Cancer Center administrative offices and laboratories), the new Milken Institute SPH building, and the recruitment of a substantial number of cancer investigators in multiple fields.

Basic Qualifications - Applicants must hold a terminal degree (e.g., MD, PhD, ScD or DrPH) and be federally-funded cancer investigators (in population sciences and/or policy) with a strong record of significant publications in peer-reviewed journals, evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring, strong communication and leadership skills, and a commitment to collaborative research and academic citizenry.

Salary and employment position are competitive and will be commensurate with experience. GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.

How to Apply: GWU has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important recruitment. Application materials including a CV and letter of interest should be sent via Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Additional information about the GWSPH and GW Cancer Center can be found at and

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