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Program Leader, Cancer Genetic/Molecular Epidemiology, Markey Cancer Center

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

  • 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 and internationally recognized for expertise in redox injury and repair, cell signaling and cell biology, nanotechnology, systems biochemistry, drug discovery and delivery, and cancer prevention and control research. MCC faculty researchers focus on a wide spectrum of research 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.

Position Overview

MCC is seeking outstanding candidates interested in building a cancer focused molecular and/or genetic epidemiology program 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 Molecular Epidemiology 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 Program Lead must have a doctorate (or equivalent degree) in a related discipline and an outstanding academic record necessary for appointment as an associate or full professor with tenure.
  • Candidates with strong records of peer-reviewed publications in cancer genetic or molecular epidemiology, demonstrated abilities to lead and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and successful mentoring experience are encouraged to apply.