Program Co-Leader, Cancer Biology

first_imgAs the program leader for the Cancer Biology program, theover-arching responsibilities for this position include thefollowing:• Conceiving and formulating the overall theme and specific aims ofthe CCSG program based on leading edge areas of cancerresearch.• Governing the program by leading its members with commonscientific interests to collaborate towards reducing to practicethe different program aims.• Organizing new member orientation and mentorship of juniorfaculty members, suggesting senior member mentors, and steering newmembers to pilot project and other funding mechanisms to assureviability as independent researchers.• Participating in strategic planning and recruitment activitiesfor the MCC through Executive and Governance Committees.• Promoting and coordinating initiatives to foster and facilitateintra and inter-programmatic collaboration, especially acrossdisciplines.• Promoting research educational activities that include suchactivities as Center-wide symposia, retreats, poster sessions,training programs, and standard and special courses in the variousschools of the institution.• Reviewing and interviewing potential program members tounderstand their area of cancer research and identify potentialcollaborations, as part of the application process for CancerCenter membership. The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide preeminenteducation to physicians and scientists in order to improve thequality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarlyactivity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks tocreate and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuouslyimprove systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, itis our mission to develop more effective health care practices toaddress the needs of the diverse populations we serve, and toprovide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine andscience.The mission of the Massey Cancer Center is to serve as acomprehensive center of excellence in cancer research, preventionand control, patient care and education. Our guiding principles areto make important discoveries about cancer and to translate thesediscoveries rapidly into better prevention, detection, treatmentand control of cancer to enhance the quality of life of allindividuals affected by cancer. Quick Link Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Open Until FilledYes Working TitleProgram Co-Leader, Cancer Biology RankOpen Application Process/Additional Information Preferred Qualifications Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . • Associate to Full Professor; Academic appointment with tenure, ortenure-track position• Terminal degree in basic, translational, or clinicalsciences• Extensive cancer relevant research experience• Proven extramural funding track record• Extensive publication experience• Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills• Track record working in multi-disciplinary fields• Experience in, and coordination of, collaborative grants andmanaging trans-disciplinary research• Experience with MPI, P01 and/or SPORE grant applications• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Required Qualifications Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Application Deadline Date Position Responsibilities Date Posted09/23/2020center_img Proposed Hire Date01/05/2021 We invite you to apply for the position of Program Leader, CancerBiology. As a member of the senior leadership team, the ProgramLeader for the Cancer Biology Program will provide leadership anddirection for the MCC in the furtherance of its vision and mission:to serve Virginia and the nation as an internationally recognizedcenter of excellence in cancer research, prevention and control,patient care and education dedicated to improving the quality ofhuman life by eliminating suffering and death through developmentand delivery of more effective means for the detection, treatment,prevention, control and ultimate cure of cancer.The Program Leader will oversee the programmatic growth andcohesiveness of the program for the MCC . This position isresponsible for identifying opportunities for strategic growth anddevelopment to facilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinarycancer research, between and within programs, so as to harness theconsiderable intellectual talent and scientific resources of VCUand focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem. The facultymember will also support the department with teachingresponsibilities at the graduate level and mentoring studentsand/or trainees as appropriate. Mission or Goal of Unit Number of Months12 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Grant funded position?No Posted SalaryCommensurate with experience School/UnitSchool of Medicine Type of SearchNational • Proven leadership, relationship building, and strongcommunication skills• Experience working in a matrix environment within academicmedicine• Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinaryteams Candidates must submit an application, diversity statement & CVat The search committee will review applicationsuntil the position is filled, but priority will be given tocomplete applications received by December 20, 2020.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience.Further questions can be directed to Said Sebti, Ph.D., AssociateDirector, Basic Research (c/o Andrea Wade, [email protected]). DepartmentMassey Cancer Center Position NumberF66800 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsOther Documentlast_img

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