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Assistant or Associate Professor in Genetic Epidemiology

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Genetic Epidemiology Requisition Number FE01449 Working Title Department Name 7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORT Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education Applicants should have a doctoral (PhD, ScD or MD with MPH/MS) degree with relevant training or research experience in cancer or molecular/genetic epidemiology. Required Related Experience 5 years of research experience in cancer or molecular/genetic epidemiology. Required License/Registration/Certification NA Job Summary The University of Kentucky (UK) Markey Cancer Center (MCC) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on qualifications. The MCC seeks candidates with expertise in identifying multi-level factors (including genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors) that increase cancer risk or developing biomarkers for cancer outcomes, including prognosis, treatment response/toxicity, and survivorship. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenetic epidemiology, nutritional molecular epidemiology, and gene-environment interaction. Independent investigators with an established track record of successful extramural grant funding are strongly encouraged to apply. The MCC is an NCI-designated Cancer Center dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care for the underserved rural and Appalachian Kentucky populations through promoting interactions among basic, clinical, and population investigators in the conduct of multi-disciplinary team including but not limited to colon cancer risk and genetics, lung cancer risk and environmental exposures, human papilloma virus and cervical cancer, carcinogenic metals and cancer, novel proteins and cancer recurrence, and cancer health disparities. The MCC is rigorously expanding its Cancer Molecular Epidemiology Program. Epidemiology research resources include the NCI SEER Cancer Registry for Kentucky (housed in the MCC), the MCC's excellent shared resource facilities including Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Cancer Research Informatics, and Biospecimen Procurement and Translational Pathology, and a network of regional offices and community-based coalitions that can facilitate access to populations of interest. The MCC is conveniently located on a single campus with the Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), College of Medicine, College of Public Health, and the other 14 colleges of the University of Kentucky, providing abundant opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction and collaborations. Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Skills / Knowledge / Abilities The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant independent research program as well as to participate in collaborative multidisciplinary and translational endeavors pertinent to our mission of reducing cancer incidence and mortality in the catchment area through the identification of risk factors and translation of discoveries into prevention and intervention strategies. Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen. Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience. (Open Ended Question) Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System? The Chronicle of Higher Education InsideHigherEd.com HigherEdJobs.com Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium) InsightIntoDiversity.com Academic Keys HospitalCareers.com Latinosinhighered.com Indeed.com A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member None of the above Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vita Cover Letter Optional Documents

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