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Assistant Professor (or higher levels), Research Center for Health Equity

Cedars-Sinai Cancer

July 28, 2020
Join our cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth and help us achieve our goal of becoming a top tier nationally recognized Cancer Center. Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer in 2020-2021, Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking individual or research team applicants at the Assistant Professor or higher levels to fill two faculty positions in the Research Center for Health Equity.

Are you an exceptional investigator(s) conducting research on cancer disparities and health equity? Join us and together we will develop an innovative cancer disparity and health equity research program.

Are you right for this role? A successful candidate has:
• an interest and success in cancer disparities and health equity research,
• demonstrated expertise in community intervention trials, dissemination and implementation science, and/or care delivery research in underserved and minority populations wherein cancer disparities exist,
• a proven track record of peer reviewed extramural funding,
• an extensive publication record in peer reviewed journals,
• demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and community organizations and leaders, and
• a track record of high-quality teaching and mentoring at the graduate level.
Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter as well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu c/o

Cedars-Sinai seeks to find, develop and retain the best clinical and research faculty. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, M/F/Vets/Disabled

We seek applications from exceptional investigators conducting research on cancer disparities and health equity to detect cancer early, prevent cancer at the community-based level, identify and evaluate cancer risk in high-risk populations, and measure the quality and outcomes of cancer therapy.

In this role, you will:
• Develop new and innovative research programs that will serve to eliminate cancer disparities, reduce cancer burden, enhance community health, access to quality cancer care and health information, and engage communities in a collaborative way that is culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive
• Develop or support the development of research- and evidence-based community interventions, outreach, and engagement programs and strategies
• Strengthen cancer disparities, health equity, and community engagement and outreach at Cedars-Sinai Cancer and promote interdisciplinary collaborations in the area of cancer disparities and health equity research
• Monitor cancer trends and support identification of underserved and underrepresented populations and barriers to quality cancer care in the Cedars-Sinai Cancer catchment area and beyond
• Develop innovative methods and evaluate efforts to promote and bring cancer education and prevention messages and Cedars-Sinai Cancer research advances into communities, to enhance access to health information and to support efforts to strengthen the recruitment of underserved populations to clinical trials
• Support the development, planning, and evaluation of community outreach and engagement strategies and initiatives that address cancer-specific health related risk factors, especially those relevant to minority and underserved populations, such as smoking cessation, physical inactivity, HPV vaccination, cancer screening, and prevention (note that we have a particular in interest in scientists with expertise in tobacco control and in HPV, but will consider other areas of expertise as well)
• Conceive, prepare, and submit grant and contract proposals as principal investigator to support cancer disparities or health equity research program
• Participate in Cedars-Sinai Cancer efforts to foster healthy communities and environments to eliminate cancer disparities and reduce cancer burden through establishment of strong collaborations, partnerships, and alliances with community healthcare clinics, community organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions to obtain input on solving community issues
• Contribute to advocacy initiatives, health policy development, community partnerships, government relations and volunteer management efforts of Cedars-Sinai Cancer
• Participate and contribute to the education and teaching initiatives of Cedars-Sinai Cancer
• Participate in service activities including committee appointments and public or community outreach and engagement

Position Requirements:
• Doctoral degree in public health, health policy, health services research, behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics/genomics, public health, population-health related fields or an MD with an accompanying public health graduate degree from an accredited school and 5 years of relevant experience
• Demonstrated excellence in cancer disparities and/or health equity research of high scientific impact and translation
• A track record of peer-reviewed publications
• Active cancer relevant peer-reviewed funding
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and mentorship skills
• A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation

About Cedars-Sinai Cancer
Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer Nationally and #1 in California and West of Houston in 2020-2021, the Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 4800 new cases of cancer per year and is part of the Cedars-Sinai Health System, a rapidly expanding vertically integrated health system with practices located in Southern California, including Tower Hematology- Oncology, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Group, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey hospital, Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Cedars-Sinai Cancer continues to pursue excellence with plans to greatly expand and sharpen the focus of its basic and translational research programs and its studies of populations and cancer disparities that are unique to its geographic area, focusing on cancer prevention and helping to change behaviors to ensure a healthier lifestyle.

Academic Research
Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a top 10 academic medical center for NIH funding with over $200M in extramural research grant funding. As the largest academic medical center in the western United States, Cedars-Sinai is also training the next generation of physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals. Physicians and scientists at Cedars-Sinai are actively engaged in translational research to bring medical advancements directly from the laboratory to the bedside.

Community Outreach
A commitment to meeting the community's health needs has been a defining quality of Cedars-Sinai since the beginning - from the opening of the 12-bed Kaspare Cohn Hospital in Angeleno Heights in 1902 to what is now a world-renowned, nonprofit academic medical center with 890 licensed beds.

About Cedars-Sinai
Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in 2020-2021, Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.