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AMPATH Hematology-Oncology Team Leader

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

April 12, 2021
AMPATH Hematology-Oncology Team Leader

Indiana University Center for Global Health and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) are seeking a BC/BE subspecialist in Medical Oncology, Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology or other suitable oncology subspecialty, to serve as the AMPATH Oncology Team Leader in Eldoret, Kenya beginning July, 2021.

The primary goal of this position is to increase the clinical and research workforce capacity in low to middle-income countries, and to develop North American opportunities in the field of global oncology. Job responsibilities of the AMPATH Oncology Team Leader include leading the growth of global research and education that is impactful in screening, prevention, and treatment of cancer, including palliative care. It is expected that the Team Leader will successfully compete for extramural funding within 1-2 years and publish his/hers work focused on bidirectional innovation (i.e. work will advance health equities in Indiana and around the world). Specific duties include supervising resident/student oncology consult service of MTRH, providing outpatient care in an urban and/or rural clinic serving patients with cancer or blood diseases, developing curricula for Kenyan and American post-graduate trainees, and coordinating electives for visiting fellows, residents and students from Indiana University and collaborating medical schools and training programs.

The Oncology Team Leader will join a team of North American health professionals who work alongside their Kenyan counterparts at MU and MTRH. Current team members include senior, mid-level and junior faculty clinicians in multiple disciplines who serve long-term (one year or more) in Kenya, clinical and implementation science researchers, and multiple short-term volunteers.

The Oncology Team Leader will directly report to the Director of the IUSCC Center for Global Oncology and Health Equity and will coordinate on ground activities with the Executive Field Director of the AMPATH Consortium and the Director of the IU Center for Global Health. Mentorship for this position will come from senior faculty from the IUSCCC, other faculty from the AMPATH Consortium partnership, and permanent North American senior staff on the ground in Kenya from various departments including Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, Palliative Care and Surgery.

The Oncology Team Leader position has been designed to give a subspecialist who has recently completely fellowship training the opportunity to have a meaningful, one to three-year professional experience in global oncology. Qualified applicants must have a medical doctorate or equivalent and BC/BE in an oncology-related specialty.

For additional information, please visit https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10646 or contact Patrick J. Loehrer Sr, MD, at ploehrer@iu.edu or (317) 948-1186

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with exceptionally strong clinical skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, medical experience in a low or low-middle income country or in a resource-poor setting in a high-income country, a strong commitment to medical education and research, and a passion for delivering cost effective medical care to vulnerable populations. The term of the team leader is one year but is renewable.

Priority Application Review Deadline       05/07/2021

Expected Start Date        07/01/2021