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Associate Director for Education and Training

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

December 7, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking a new Associate Director for Education and Training. 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 4500 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 Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

We are seeking a scientist leader to drive the education and training efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth and realize their vision of research and programmatic driven world class education and training programs in cancer. The successful candidate will be:
  • Successful record as principal investigator of an NIH training grant
  • Proven track record of peer-reviewed cancer relevant extramural funding
  • Extensive publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Track record of developing a graduate program in cancer biology
  • Successful track record of developing innovative educational and training programs for minority or underserved populations
  • Successful track record of developing initiatives to increase the number of minorities pursuing careers in cancer research or cancer healthcare
Position Responsibilities
  • Create a vision and organization that will drive, integrate and build a cancer research training and career development program that distinguishes Cedars-Sinai Cancer
  • Build and Develop novel NCI, ACS, and related research training programs such as K12 and T32, creating substantive career mentoring programs for basic, clinical and population scientists, developing and enhancing doctoral and postdoctoral programs, developing initiatives to increase research training and career development grants, partnering with institutional educational and career development programs, such as the CTSA, in providing slots for cancer research trainees, and establishing collaborative relationships with degree granting institutions
  • Create pipeline programs that educate, enthuse, and motivate grade school, high school and undergraduates to pursue cancer research careers. The position coordinates summer research training programs or other education initiatives for high school and undergraduate students to perform cancer research
  • Develop initiatives to train and educate trainees that are part of minority and underserved populations, in cancer research and establish partnerships and collaborations with minority-serving education institutions and organizations. The Associate Director also develops training programs that will build minority workforce
  • Coordinate and develop new and innovative cancer-related education opportunities and initiatives for graduate students and fellows and professional development activities and initiatives for faculty, clinical research staff, and cancer healthcare providers. This includes the development or the inclusion of special areas of cancer research education such as health disparities, global health, community engagement navigation, minority or underserved population outreach, etc.
  • Organize weekly seminar series for faculty, staff, and students, including organizing regional and national symposia
  • Create grant writing courses and internal review committees
  • Oversee the cancer research training and education team and participates in the hiring, training, guiding and evaluating of administrative and program staff supporting the Cedars-Sinai Cancer education and training programs and activities
  • Develop policies and procedures and make recommendations for effective management and coordination of all Cedars-Sinai Cancer education programs, activities, and initiatives
  • Assist each research program in creating grant funded training and career development programs
Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited school and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and track record of excellence in teaching and administration
  • Demonstrated record of developing cancer education and training programs
  • Demonstrated record of developing initiatives for faculty development
  • 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

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