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Assistant Director for Clinical Sciences

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 13, 2023
Assistant Director for Clinical Sciences

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Position #20050280

Position Summary

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.

Reporting to Dr. Lisa Carey, Deputy Director for Clinical Sciences, the UNC Lineberger Assistant Director for Clinical Sciences will have an integral role in meeting the vision and mission of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center by providing leadership, strategic planning, research vision and program implementation for the Clinical Research Programs to include the creation of a new center for triple negative breast cancer research. The position will promote innovation, build and maintain research collaborations, and implement initiatives. Working with Dr. Carey, the Assistant Director will oversee the reporting of research being supported through the resources of the triple negative center, will collaborate with the Deputy Director in the oversight of the clinical research infrastructure for TNBC clinical trials, will interact with Lineberger Finance and the Health Foundation in streamlining support for clinical research, and will work with UNC Health and Lineberger Communications on communicating clinical research efforts across the UNC system.

Required Education and Experience

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Must have experience working in clinical research.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Masters or doctoral degree preferred. Personnel and project management experience preferred

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Must be able to travel between buildings (i.e., Lineberger Building, Houpt Building, NC Cancer Hospital)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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