Cancer Center Jobs

Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 27, 2021
Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


The Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Medicine are pleased to announce an opportunity for an established investigator in cancer epidemiology to serve as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. This full-time, tenure line faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level will be appointed in the interdisciplinary Department of Oncology, and accompanied by a significant commitment of resources to support research.

The role of the research program leaders is to provide overall direction for the scientific, policy, and programmatic issues relating to the program and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary group to expand the program’s research in cancer control and prevention. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related discipline and/or a medical or professional clinical research doctorate, and a primary focus on cancer research. Applicants are required to have a track record of peer-reviewed funding and publications relevant to cancer, and to currently hold R01-level cancer-focused research funding. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program has three overarching and interrelated foci: 1) identifying novel cancer risk factors and biomarkers, 2) optimizing prevention and screening efforts, and 3) improving outcomes of cancer treatment and survivorship. Cross-cutting themes include promoting cancer health equity, translating genomics to the broader public, the use of simulation modeling to inform cancer policy, and cancer and aging. A federally-funded center on tobacco product regulation is co-located in the program. In addition, program faculty hold key instructional and leadership roles in the Master of Science program in Epidemiology offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Expertise in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, disparities, and/or health services research is especially desirable along with evidence of leadership potential and demonstration of commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.

Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Center. With campuses in Washington, DC and Bergen County, NJ, the cancer center spans a highly diverse catchment area and leads groundbreaking discoveries in molecular oncology, experimental therapeutics, breast cancer research, hematologic malignancies, and cancer population sciences. Combined, its research partners have access to the largest clinical network in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the cancer center offers a full range of shared resources to faculty.

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to complete applications received by March 1, 2021. Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center strongly encourages applications from all genders, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

To apply, please send a letter of application that fully describes experience building multidisciplinary teams and scientific leadership, a summary of research accomplishments, a statement of future research interests and goals, and a curriculum vitae as a single PDF to Sharon Levy, Associate Director for Administration (sgl5@georgetown.edu), with “CPC Program Leader Faculty Search” in the subject line.

Scientific inquiries may be directed to Marc Schwartz, PhD, Associate Director for Population Science (schwartm@georgetown.edu).