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Associate Director for Basic Research

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

April 23, 2019
Associate Director for Basic Research

Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking a new Associate Director for Basic Research. This is an exciting and transformational time for the cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai with its renewed plans and aspirational goals to be a top tier nationally recognized Cancer Center. The Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 4800 new cases of cancer per year and is part of Cedars-Sinai Health 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, the Marina Del Rey hospital, the Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial, and CedarsSinai Medical Center.    

We are seeking a scientist leader to drive the research efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth and realize their vision of research and programmatic driven world class basic science programs in cancer. The successful candidate has: 
• Proven track record of peer-reviewed cancer relevant extramural funding
• Extensive publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals
• Successful track record of developing innovative research programs 
• Demonstrated excellence in cancer research relevant to Cedars-Sinai catchment area 

 Position Responsibilities Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
• Serve as the faculty leader who will be responsible for developing and promoting basic science research efforts. 
• Ensure that basic science programs are well-integrated across all research programs, demonstrate breadth and depth, have cross-cutting themes across the programs, and have considerable research that are relevant to Cedars-Sinai Cancer catchment area. 
• Create a vision and organization that will drive, integrate and build cancer research programs that distinguish Cedars-Sinai Cancer. 
• Define research priorities, promote research relevant to the catchment area, oversee research directions and implement new research including assisting with faculty recruitment, space allocation and defining future research directions. 
• Assist the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Director with research-related strategic planning, develop and evaluate scientific programs and play an important role in the recruitment and placement of faculty into the programs, particularly those with a basic science focus. Monitors intra- and inter-programmatic interactions to build and maintain robust scientific programs. 
• Identify needs for key correlative sciences activities associated with translational research and clinical trials and develop new strategies for building such capabilities. 
• Work with senior leaders to identify potential areas of translation and then guides the collaborative effort to move them forward through meetings, communications and pilot funding. Responsible for oversight and development of inter-programmatic, multidisciplinary translational working groups, as appropriate, to promote intra- and interprogrammatic interactions and to facilitate new grant funding, new investigator-initiated trials and multidisciplinary team projects.  
• Participates in the development of cancer education and training programs. 
• Foster basic science investigators to conduct research relevant to the catchment area.  
• Identify researchers that would benefit from collaborative interactions and/or mentoring and work with them to develop a mentorship plan. 
• Evaluate and monitor the utilization of shared resources by the basic scientists and make recommendations when resources should be phased out and/or new ones developed. 
• Oversee the annual Cedars-Sinai Cancer research space review process, make recommendations on the utilization of laboratory space to the Director and assure that all Cedars-Sinai Cancer space occupants adhere to the stated criteria. 

Required Qualifications
• Doctoral degree from an accredited school and 10 years of relevant experience 
• Demonstrated record of leadership in developing cancer research programs
• Demonstrated excellence in cancer research 
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and mentorship skills  
We are among the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, medical education and medical research, with total annual revenues of $3.7 billion.  Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest non-profit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses.  

Interested candidates should send their CVs as well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu c/o Cedars-Sinai encourages and welcomes diversity in the workplace AA/EOE