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Senior Research Scientist, Melanoma & Cutaneous Oncology

Cedars-Sinai Cancer

October 26, 2021
Senior Research Scientist, Melanoma & Cutaneous Oncology Faculty Position

Cedars-Sinai is seeking a Senior Research Scientist in Cutaneous Oncology and Melanoma Therapeutics. The faculty member will develop a comprehensive translational research program focusing on the pathophysiology, prevention, detection and treatment of primary and metastatic melanoma. Our group has established a high-volume, internationally recognized program led by Dr. Mark Faries and Dr. Omid Hamid of Cedars-Sinai Cancer at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute. The faculty member will work closely with the medical and surgical directors and investigators across our health system to leverage our established biobank and clinical volume to perform paradigm-shifting investigative research with the goal of establishing and validating new prognostic and predictive biomarkers and novel therapies to advance standard of care. Faculty appointment will be at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Cedars-Sinai Cancer Director c/o

Role Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the development of a comprehensive research program conducting basic, translational clinical and prevention research in melanoma
• Foster participation of attending staff physicians and trainees in relevant research
• Oversee the institution and growth of translational research in Immuno-Oncology
• Work collaboratively with oncology investigators in the development of research, clinical and educational programs
• Be responsible for identifying, promoting, and mentoring young investigators in research.
• Engage in peer-reviewed funded research (basic, translational, population, health services areas and/or clinical trials) that advances the cancer center’s strategic plan.
• Work to increase research funding from external sponsors including federal, industry and foundation.
• Mentor clinical and research fellows and lab staff in translational, population, and basic research in melanoma and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion.
• Participate in the cancer center’s community outreach and engagement efforts and initiatives to enhance research to address cancer disparities.
Position Requirements:
• MD, PhD or MD/PhD or equivalent from an accredited school and 5 or more years of relevant experience
• National or international prominence in melanoma cancer research with publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals.
• Proven track record of peer-reviewed cancer relevant extramural funding

About Cedars-Sinai Cancer
Ranked by US News & World Report as the #9 Best Hospital in Cancer Nationally in 2021-2022, 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.