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Cancer Prevention and Control Co-Leader

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

June 26, 2024
The Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program collaborates with the Associate Director (AD) of Population Science, and other Knight leaders to foster innovative and impactful multidisciplinary research across the cancer continuum.

Programmatic themes are: 1) Prevention and Risk Reduction, 2) Screening and Early Detection, and 3) Survivorship. The Program Co-Leader should conduct research in one or more of these areas. xciting research areas rich for collaboration include cancer and aging, cancer symptom science, digital technology, community-engaged research, implementation science, and early detection and screening. Areas of future growth include cancer and climate change, behavioral science, epidemiology, and research with underserved populations, particularly Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native. CPS researchers emcompass basic, clinical, data and population science. Shared resources across the Knight, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Office, and OHSU provide abundant access to state-of-the-art tools and approaches for innovative science.  The Knight also houses several scientific centers and resources in the areas of early detection, precision oncology, a state-wide prospective cohort study, the Healthy Oregon Project, and a thriving Community Outreach and Engagement program, among others.

Major Responsibilities

·       Foster collaborations within the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program through activities such as meetings, seminars, retreats, and collaborations

·       Promote novel science by deploying annual CPC Pilot funds (~$200,000) in partnership with the CPC Co-Leader

•         Stimulate growth of extramural funding

·       Review Program membership, and identify potential new members within OHSU and provide input on external recruitments

·       Provide formal and informal mentoring to junior faculty of the CPC Program, and others interested in this field;

·       Evaluate progress and set future directions with the CPC Co-Leader, Knight Leadership, and the External Advisory Committee (EAC);

•         Actively participate in research and activities to address catchment area needs;

·       Understand CCSG guidelines and requirements, develop the CPC Program component for competitive and non-competitive renewals, and participate in site visits and annual EAC meetings;

·       Serve as a member of relevant Cancer Center committees

·       Maintain a robust research program in the area of Cancer Prevention and Control, with extramural funding

Based in Portland, we are one of Oregon’s largest employers, and provide opportunities for career growth and excellent benefits. As a public
organization, we also provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians and have a strong focus on outreach and engagement to improve health in communities across the state.

Education & Experience

Associate or Full Professor; Active R01 or equivalent grant

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