Director, Breast Cancer Research Institute

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University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Organization Type
The Director will have a track record of innovation and collaboration, strong interpersonal skills, ability to advance team science, and experience in fundraising. The Director will advance the major goal of the Institute, which is to drive discovery in order to benefit the care of breast cancer patients. We offer an outstanding Director's package that includes support for the recruitment of additional exceptional breast cancer researchers.

Duties & Responsibilities

The University Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the State of Arizona. The Cancer Center has three research Programs, namely, Cancer Biology, Clinical and Translational Oncology, and Cancer Prevention and Control with strengths in basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor microenvironment, disparities, and cancer prevention. The Cancer Center is further supported by a broad array of Shared Resources in support of our cancer research activities including but not limited to Human Immune Monitoring, Cancer Imaging, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers. Bidirectional communication with our catchment is promoted by our Community Outreach and Engagement Team.

Our newly created Office of Training and Education drives the training of the next generation of cancer researchers in our catchment and beyond. Clinical research is supported by 13 Clinical Research Teams and Innovative Working Groups. The UACC's Breast Cancer Center is the premier regional Center and employs a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, offering a robust clinical trials program for access to cutting edge breast cancer treatment. Other services offered by the Center include genetic counseling, education and survivorship.

Minimum Qualifications

MD, MD-PhD, or PhD with exceptional leadership skills

Expertise in breast cancer research and treatment

Strong track of cancer-focused funding

Ability to advance team science