Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Research | Moncrief Cancer Institute | Ft. Worth, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Location: Ft. Worth, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center | Cancer Prevention and Control Research | Forth Worth, TXIn the fight against cancer, UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute is on the front lines. Moncrief is a non-profit, community-based cancer prevention and support center that can help patients, family, and friends wage the battle against this all-too-common disease. As part of UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, Moncrief Cancer Institute offers an exceptional level of academic medical expertise in Fort Worth. We provide Moncrief serves 35 counties centered along the I-35 corridor in North Texas. Our established service area spans an estimated 30,000 square miles and is approximately the size of South Carolina. Fort Worth is the urban center for our population while the remaining region is predominately rural with a strong emphasis in farming and ranching. These counties are also designated either as full or partial Medically Underserved Areas and/or also qualify as Primary Care Health Provider Shortage Areas (HPSA). The median per capita income is $26,500 with 15.4% of the population living at or below the Federal Poverty Level. 34% of our patients are underinsured or uninsured.

Position Overview

Moncrief Cancer Institute is pleased to invite nominations and applications from enthusiastic entrepreneurial researchers for the position of Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Research. Researchers with a focus on cancer prevention, screening, community-based interventions, disparities, and survivorship are particularly encouraged to apply. To succeed in building a robust research program at Moncrief Cancer Institute, the Associate Director will receive access to programs, populations, and data, and will be supplied with appropriate biostatistical research support, program support, and regulatory support. The Associate Director will be placed on a UT Southwestern Faculty career track. The role also offers the potential for clinical practice in cancer survivorship for qualified physicians.

Qualifications

  • An MD and/or PhD.
  • Minimal experience as late Assistant Professorship or an early Associate Professorship.
  • Published, with a track record of attracting extramural funding.
  • Areas of Potential Focus include population-based breast cancer screening, population-based colon cancer screening, population-based cervical cancer screening/HPV research, population-based genetic screening, cancer survivorship (including nutrition, physical activity, AYA, late-term effects), cancer in rural populations, cancer in underserved/uninsured populations, tobacco prevention and cessation, public policy creation and advocacy, and hepatocellular carcinoma.