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Research Program Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

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 Research Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• maintain an outstanding, robust and independent scientific program in cancer prevention and control
• have a solid track record of peer-reviewed cancer relevant extramural funding
• have an extensive publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals
• a successful track record of developing innovative research programs.
Interested candidates should send their CVs, a cover letter as well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu MD PhD, Director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer c/o

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 Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program is responsible for program development. You will work closely with the co-leader of the program to advance the quality of the research of program members, increase the program’s peer-reviewed research funding, increase its inter- and intra- programmatic as well as multi-institutional interactions and collaborations, and increase the number of high impact publications of program members. You will foster research on cancer problems relevant to the catchment area and engage program members to conduct research in this area. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of program members and bring these to the attention of leadership. You will play a significant role in the development of the careers of junior faculty in their program.

In this role, you will:
• Serve as the Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and work closely with the Co-Leader of this program.
• Lead strategic planning and implementation efforts in the research program.
• Lead programmatic activities such as program meetings, conferences, symposia, retreats, focus groups, working groups and task forces.
• Facilitate intra- and inter-programmatic interactions and multi-institutional collaborations, especially with members from NCI designated centers.
• Facilitate trans-disciplinary and translational research.
• Foster member engagement through interactive communications including through newsletters, town halls and surveys.
• Meet with each program member individually at least annually.
• Promote Cedars-Sinai Cancer infrastructure to facilitate scientific achievements.
• Perform quarterly review of research program metrics such as membership, funding base, publications, shared resource usage and clinical trial activities.
• Update the Executive Committee on programmatic activities and needs.
• Develop the annual program report according to NCI CCSG guidelines and present program activities to the External Advisory Board (EAB). Prepare the research program application for NCI designation.
• Implement EAB recommendations to enhance program quality.
• Collaborate with other cancer research investigators in the development of multi-investigator teams and/or multidisciplinary projects.
• Encourage members to perform research on cancer problems relevant to the catchment area.
• Collaborate with cancer disparity investigators and with community outreach and engagement team in the development of research projects that address cancer burden and disparities in the catchment area.
• Support the engagement of the population within the catchment area in research conducted by program members.
• Define impact of program’s research in the cancer prevention and control field and to the patient population in the catchment area.
• Advocate for research program member needs through active participation in institutional committees for research planning, cores, systems, promotions, and other committees that would advance cancer research.
• Participate and present at research program or center wide meetings or retreats, symposia, seminars, EAB visits, site visits and other academic events of Cedars-Sinai Cancer.
• Participate in community outreach and engagement, educational and training, philanthropic activities and initiatives as appropriate.
Position Requirements:
• Doctoral degree or equivalent in field of research from an accredited university.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in academic research and teaching.
• Has a track record of excellence in teaching and grantsmanship; has a nationally recognized record of innovative methods, research and teaching in specialty area
• A published author of peer-reviewed articles; National or international prominence in field of research, with proven abilities as Principal Investigator and mentor.
• Demonstrated ability to generate and sustain cancer relevant extramural peer-reviewed funding.

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.