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Associate Director for Basic Research

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 looking for a nationally recognized investigator for the position of Associate Director for Basic Research.

Are you a scientist leader ready to drive the basic research efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during an exciting period of growth? Join us and together we will develop a world class basic science research programs in cancer.
Are you right for this role? A successful candidate has a:
• 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, and
• demonstrated excellence in cancer research relevant to Cedars-Sinai catchment area.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter as well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu c/o AcademicRecruiting@cshs.org.

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

The Associate Director for Basic Research will be responsible for developing and promoting world class basic science research programs in cancer. The individual will ensure that basic science research is seamlessly integrated across all research programs, demonstrate breadth and depth, and have cross-cutting themes across the programs. The Associate Director for Basic Research will be responsible for defining research priorities and future research directions, promoting research relevant to Cedars-Sinai Cancer catchment area, and overseeing research directions and implementation of new research initiatives in basic science. Jointly with other senior leaders, the position will be responsible for the oversight and development of inter-programmatic and multidisciplinary translational working groups to promote intra- and inter-programmatic interactions and transdisciplinary collaborations, to facilitate new grant funding, investigator-initiated trials and multidisciplinary team projects, and to build and maintain robust scientific programs.

In this role, you will:
• Serve as the faculty leader who will be responsible for developing and promoting basic science research efforts.
• Create a vision and organization that will drive, integrate and build cancer research programs that distinguish Cedars-Sinai Cancer.
• 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.
• 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.
• Responsible for oversight and development of inter-programmatic, multidisciplinary translational working groups, as appropriate, to promote intra- and inter-programmatic interactions and to facilitate new grant funding, new investigator-initiated trials and multidisciplinary team projects.
• 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 guide the collaborative effort to move them forward through meetings, communications and pilot funding.
• 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.
• Participate in the development of cancer education and training programs.

Position Requirements:
• 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

About Cedars-Sinai Cancer
Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer Nationally
and #1 in California 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.