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Neuro-Oncology Research Director

Cedars-Sinai Cancer

December 25, 2020
Join us as a director, Neuro-Oncology Research Program at 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.

Are you a scientist leader ready to drive the neuro-oncology research efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during an exciting period of growth? Join us and together we will develop a world class neuro-oncology research program.

Are you right for this role? A successful candidate has a:

 proven track record of peer-reviewed relevant extramural funding,

 successful track record of developing innovative research programs, and

 national or international prominence in neuro-oncology research, with outstanding peer-reviewed publications, proven abilities as Principal Investigator and mentor.

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 Neuro-Oncology Research Program Director will be responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive translational research (bench to bedside) program to study the pathophysiology, prevention, detection and treatment of primary and metastatic brain cancers. The candidate will work collaboratively with cancer physicians across the Cedars-Sinai Health System in the development of clinical trials, research, and educational programs. The candidate must create the scientific culture and environment that promote research grants by Neuro-Oncology Program members. The candidate is responsible for identifying, promoting and mentoring young investigators in neuro-oncology research as well as participating with the Director of the Cancer Center and relevant Institute and Department Chairs in securing philanthropic support for the program.

In this role, you will:

 Establish a leadership team composed of the Neuro-Oncology Program leaders in Neurology, Medical Oncology, NeuroSurgery and Radiation Oncology.

 Work and coordinate with members of the Neuro-Oncology Program leadership team to maintain high quality standards and quality assurance programs.

 Assist the medical and surgical directors of the related cancer programs to organize, implement and direct fiscally responsible research, clinical and educational programs in Neuro-Oncology.

 Recruit faculty focused on basic prevention, translational or clinical neuro-oncology cancer research.

 Work with the Director of the Cancer Center and Chairs of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Medicine in securing philanthropic support for the program and marketing the program throughout the loco-regional and national/international communities.

 Develop a vision for a comprehensive research program to conduct basic, translational and clinical research in neuro-oncology cancer.

 Promote the success for obtaining external support through NIH, foundations, biotech/pharma and other extramural agencies for research.

 Advise and foster participation by interested and qualified attending staff physicians and trainees in relevant research areas.

 Develop and/or contribute to the development of training programs in neurooncology related sciences with institutional educational leaders.

 Identify and promote the mentoring of young investigators in neuro-oncology research.

 Train clinical and research fellows and laboratory staff in both translational and basic sciences in neuro-oncology.

 Provide professional and consultative expertise in neuro-oncology therapy, if applicable

Position Requirements:

 MD, PhD or MD/PhD or equivalent from an accredited school and 10 years of relevant experience

 Demonstrated record of leadership in developing cancer research programs

 Demonstrated excellence in neuro-oncology research

 Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and mentorship skills