Program Leader, Cancer Behavioral Science, Markey Cancer Center

University of Kentucky

  • Location: Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center MCC is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center with strong cancer prevention and control research and outstanding basic science research. The MCC is nationally recognized for expertise in cancer prevention and control research, cancer related health disparities research, community-based cancer control intervention research and research addressing social and cultural barriers to cancer control.

Position Overview

MCC is seeking outstanding candidates in the field of cancer behavioral research for a Program Leadership role in Cancer Prevention and Control. MCC faculty researchers focus on a wide spectrum of research including but not limited to reducing colorectal cancer risk, reducing lung cancer risk, and overcoming barriers to cervical cancer screening. The MCC has excellent shared resource facilities, houses the NCI SEER Cancer Registry for Kentucky, and has a network of regional offices and community-based coalitions that can facilitate access to populations of interest. These resources provide a unique structure for building a strong Cancer Behavioral Science research program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program, assist other investigators seeking extramural funding, and actively participate in graduate teaching programs. The selected candidate will articulate a vision for the program and will assume a leadership role in the Markey Cancer Center.


  • The successful candidate must have a relevant doctoral degree and a track record of independent, peer-reviewed extramural grant funding.
  • Candidates with strong records of peer-reviewed publications in cancer and behavioral sciences, demonstrated abilities to lead and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and successful mentoring experience are encouraged to apply.