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Faculty Position

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center seeks a leader in cancer disparities research at the Associate or Full Professor level. The academic appointment will be in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science with membership in the Center's Prevention, Control and Population Research Program. The position is for an experienced behavioral scientist who will provide leadership in research activities, expand extramural funding for research programs, and collaborate with faculty across the Center with the goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating disparities in cancer with a particular focus on racial and ethnic minority and other medically underserved populations. Candidates must have a record of strong scholarly achievement in the area of cancer disparities and a well-established track record in sustaining extramural funding. The successful candidate will function as a senior scientist with mentoring responsibilities for new investigators in cancer disparities.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center provides unusually rich opportunities for cancer disparities research. The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science currently has 30 full-time faculty members with research interests in cancer survivorship, tobacco cessation and other health behavior change interventions, doctor-patient communication, neurocognitive research, high risk populations, quality of life, psychotherapy, symptom control, and palliative care. In collaboration with the institution's extensive clinical activities and its Office of Diversity Programs, multidisciplinary opportunities in both clinical, translational and community-based research partnerships are readily available. All faculty hold academic appointments within the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. New York is a dynamic, multicultural city.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Memorial Sloan Kettering offers generous start-up packages and excellent benefits. Mail or email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for at least three academic references to: Tim Ahles, PhD, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021 or ahlest@mskcc.org. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a smoke-free environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.