Program Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics

first_imgDepartmentMassey Cancer Center Position NumberF66820 Number of Months12 Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Proposed Hire Date01/05/2021 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Application Process/Additional Information Date Posted09/28/2020 Posted SalaryCommensurate with experience RankOpen Open Until FilledYes Mission or Goal of Unit Position Responsibilities Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal We invite you to apply for the position of Program Co-Leader,Developmental Therapeutics. The purpose of the position is toprovide leadership and direction with other members of the seniorleadership team for the Center in the furtherance of the mission toserve Virginia and the nation as an internationally recognizedcenter of excellence in cancer research, prevention and control,patient care and education dedicated to improving the quality ofhuman life by eliminating suffering and death through developmentand delivery of more effective means for the detection, treatment,prevention, control and ultimate cure of cancer.Developmental Therapeutics Program Leaders are charged withoverseeing the programmatic growth and cohesiveness of the programfor the Cancer Center with a primary focus on the discovery anddevelopment of novel therapeutic approaches for patients withcancer. The Developmental Therapeutics Program Leader isresponsible for identifying opportunities for strategic growth anddevelopment to facilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinarycancer research between and within programs, in order to harnessthe considerable intellectual talent and scientific resources ofVCU and focus them on solving the nation’s cancer problem. Thefaculty member will also support the department with teachingresponsibilities at the graduate level and mentoring studentsand/or trainees as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsOther Documentcenter_img Required Qualifications Candidates must submit an application, diversity statement & CVat a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Type of SearchNational Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Is this employee on a H1B Visa? The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide preeminenteducation to physicians and scientists in order to improve thequality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarlyactivity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks tocreate and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuouslyimprove systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, itis our mission to develop more effective health care practices toaddress the needs of the diverse populations we serve, and toprovide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine andscience.The mission of the Massey Cancer Center is to serve as acomprehensive center of excellence in cancer research, preventionand control, patient care and education. Our guiding principles areto make important discoveries about cancer and to translate thesediscoveries rapidly into better prevention, detection, treatmentand control of cancer to enhance the quality of life of allindividuals affected by cancer. Grant funded position?No Working TitleProgram Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics School/UnitMassey Cancer Center • Proven leadership, relationship building, and strongcommunication skills• Experience working in a matrix environment within academicmedicine• Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinaryteams• A proven track record of translation of basic laboratory conceptsinto the clinical arena• Familiarity with/participation in national group studies (e.g.,ETCTN ) As the Program Leader for the Developmental Therapeutics program,the over-arching responsibilities for this position include thefollowing:• New member orientation and mentorship of junior faculty members,to include suggesting senior member mentors, and steer new membersto pilot project and other funding mechanisms to assure viabilityas an independent researcher.• Participation in strategic planning and recruitment activitiesfor the MCC through Executive and Governance Committees.• Promote and coordinate initiatives to foster and facilitate intraand inter-programmatic collaboration, particularly acrossdisciplines.• Participate in research educational activities that include suchactivities as Center-wide symposia, retreats, poster sessions,training programs, and standard and special courses in the variousschools of the institution. Specifically, the DevelopmentalTherapeutics Program Leader will be responsible for organizingmonthly DT meetings as well as the yearly DevelopmentalTherapeutics Research Retreat. The incumbent will also beresponsible for allocating DT-related funds to further DT researchgoals and to foster inter- and intra-programmaticinitiatives.• Review and interview potential program members to understandtheir area of cancer research and identify potentialcollaborations, as part of the application process for CancerCenter membership.• Work closely with other Program leaders, Associate Directors, andmembers of Disease Working Groups to develop therapeuticinitiatives for patients with cancer based on concepts emanatingfrom all MCC programs. • Academic appointment with tenure, or tenure-track position at thelevel of Associate or Professor• M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D degree• Extensive cancer relevant research experience at either the basicor clinical level• Proven extramural funding track record in basic or clinicalresearch initiatives• Extensive publication experience in the area of cancertherapeutics, including those that are laboratory- orclinically-based• Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills• Experience in, and coordination of, collaborative grants andmanaging trans-disciplinary research• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU Application Deadline Date Quick Link Tenure StatusTenure Eligiblelast_img

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