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Posted: 03/28/17

Wake Forest - Faculty Positions in Cancer Survivorship

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center (WFBCCC) is committed to strengthening our vibrant research program in cancer survivorship. We seek to fill two positions at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. Candidates with interest in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: cancer symptom science, health services and health outcomes research, health promotion interventions for cancer survivors, and treatment/genomic decision-making. The Cancer Prevention and Control Program places a high priority on intervention and translational research, as well as research that focuses on cancer disparities.

The WFBCCC Cancer Prevention and Control Program has a large and dynamic group of faculty in 13 departments, inclusive of social and behavioral scientists, implementation and health outcomes researchers, clinicians in primary and specialty care, and basic scientists. The WFBCCC serves as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base and actively participates in the National Clinical Trials Network. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Maya Angelou Center on Health Equity, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Sticht Center on Aging. The WFBCCC is dedicated to inter-programmatic research across our four programs: Cancer Prevention and Control, Clinical Research, Cancer Biology and Biochemistry, and Tumor Progression and Recurrence. Departmental home will align with a candidate's interests. Many WFBCCC Cancer Prevention and Control members hold a primary or joint faculty appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences, which has over 50 faculty and 250 staff in three departments: Social Sciences and Health Policy, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Biostatistical Sciences. PHS is highly ranked nationally in NIH research funding among medical school departments of public health and preventive medicine.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., ScD., M.D or equivalent degree, with current extramural funding in cancer survivorship. Experience leading collaborative research in a multidisciplinary setting, a strong record of research achievement, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Opportunities for teaching exist within our Master's degree program in Clinical and Population Translational Science and within the Graduate and Medical Schools.

The WFBCCC is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, with a population of approximately 220,000 in Winston Salem and over 1.6 million in the Piedmont Triad area. Winston Salem is in the northwestern region of North Carolina and is within easy driving distance of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of North Carolina. It is known as the "City of the Arts" with a vibrant arts community, a thriving downtown entertainment district, and the newly developed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to to Dr. Kathryn Weaver (keweaver@wakehealth.edu) and Jill Harrell (jeharrel@wakehealth.edu). Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

For information about the Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/Comprehensive-Cancer-Center/ and for information on the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Division of Public Health Sciences visit https://www.phs.wakehealth.edu/public/home.cfm.

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