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Faculty Positions in Cancer Prevention and Control

The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) and the Division of Public Health Sciences invite applications for tenure track faculty positions (rank open) in Cancer Prevention and Control in the following substantive areas: survivorship, epidemiology, and health services research.

The successful candidate will participate in an active program in cancer prevention and control as part of an NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CCCWFU has a large and dynamic group of faculty in numerous departments collaborating in the areas of cancer prevention, genetic and molecular epidemiology, cancer screening, tobacco control, survivorship, quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies, and health services research. The CCCWFU has a Department of Defense funded Behavioral Center of Excellence, serves as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Research Base, and participates in CALGB trials. The Institution has a Genomics Center with a major focus on the genetic determinants of prostate cancer, an outpatient General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) funded to support intervention trials and a Translational Science Institute. Opportunities exist for future leadership positions within PHS and the CCCWFU.

The faculty positions are offered within the Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) which has over 45 faculty and 200 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. or M.D. with additional training/experience in cancer epidemiology, behavioral medicine, psychology, health services research, or clinical trials. Experience in collaborative research in a multidisciplinary setting and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Successful applicants should have a strong publication record and demonstrate ability to secure extramural funding. Opportunities for teaching exist within our Master's degree program.

Opportunities for collaboration exist with the Genomics Center, Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health, the Women's Health Center of Excellence, the Sticht Center on Aging, and the Department of Health and Exercise Science.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, within driving distance of the mountains and Atlantic coast beaches.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of 3 references, and a summary of research interests to Dr. Nancy Avis, Ph.D., Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Piedmont Plaza II, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information about the Division of Public Health Sciences or Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit: http://www.phs.wfubmc.edu or http://www1.wfubmc.edu/cancer/Research/.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.