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Director, Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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*Posting Number:*req3693
*Department:*Cancer Center Division
*Department Website Link:*
*Medical Sub-Speciality:**Location:*UAHS - Tucson
*Address:*University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA
*Position Highlights:*The Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking its inaugural Director.
The Institute was founded with the mission of changing the lives of patients with breast cancer through transformational research. The Institute will focus on novel discoveries and innovative clinical trials that will test new ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer.
Under the guidance of the UACC, the Institute Director will be responsible for defining the research goals, priorities, and direction of the transdisciplinary institute. The inaugural Director will hold the Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute Endowed Director's Chair.
UACC seeks a renowned expert in breast cancer treatment and research with exceptional leadership skills. 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.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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*Duties & Responsibilities:*The University of Arizona 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
*Preferred Qualifications:*
*Rank :*Professor
*Tenure Information:*Tenure Track (T/TE)
*Full Time/Part Time:*Full Time
*Number of Hours Worked per Week:*40
*Job FTE:*1.0
*Work Calendar:*Fiscal
*Job Category:*Faculty
*Benefits Eligible:*Yes - Full Benefits
*Rate of Pay:*DOE, commensurate with AAMC benchmarks
*Compensation Type:*salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
*Type of criminal background check required::*Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
*Number of Vacancies:*1
*Target Hire Date:*
*Expected End Date:*
*Contact Information for Candidates:*Caitlin Barrett at Isaacson Miller 1700 Market Street, Suite 2140, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 617-933-1894
*Open Date:*3/10/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Documents Needed to Apply:*Resume and Cover Letter
*Special Instructions to Applicant:**Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to the University of Arizona's search consultants, Patricia Hastie and Caitlin Barrett, through the office of Caitlin Barrett at, 617-933-1894. Materials which cannot be emailed should be addressed to: Caitlin Barrett c/o Isaacson Miller 1700 Market Street, Suite 2140, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 617-933-1894*
*Diversity Statement:*At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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