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Assistant Professor in Cancer Epidemiology - Cancer Prevention and Control

West Virginia University
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Assistant Professor in Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer Prevention and Control
West Virginia University School of Medicine

The West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Cancer Institute are seeking applications for an Assistant Professor, non-tenured, position in Cancer Epidemiology. We seek a colleague who will build a program of independent research in cancer epidemiology in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment located in a major academic cancer center. This opportunity offers the potential for creation of highly impactful research and programs in the areas of cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, and rural health. The successful candidate would ideally have demonstrated success in research collaboration on grant-funded projects. Candidates with experience working in a collaborative, biomedical research setting, and record of extramural grant support are highly preferred.

The faculty member's academic appointment will reside in the newly established Department of Cancer Prevention and Control. This position will report to Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, EdD, Chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control.


Applicant must have:

  • A relevant doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MD, DrPH); epidemiology preferred
  • Track record of independent, peer-reviewed extramural grant funding 
  • Advanced expertise in research design and methodology
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications in cancer and/or epidemiology
  • Demonstrated abilities to lead and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of mentoring experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research and/or leading research teams (at least 50% of time)
  • Collaborating and mentoring residents, students, staff on cancer prevention and control projects including manuscript development, data analysis, IRB submissions, and study design
  • Writing and collaborating on grants to support 50% of the position
  • Coordinating research projects
  • Preparing manuscripts
  • Planning and assisting outcome studies
  • Collaborating with the WV Cancer Registry
  • Coordinating collaborations between the WV Clinical and Translations Science Institute (CTSI), Cancer Institute, and School of Public Health

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Electronic submission of application and supporting materials, including a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for 3 references can be made at: 

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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