Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Population Sciences

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and its Division of Population Sciences, together with the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), invites applications from distinguished scholars for a tenured position as professor of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in expanding both DFCI’s and HSPH’s role as a hub for cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention research and training for the next generation of scholars. Areas of interest include research in the molecular epidemiology of cancer susceptibility that will ultimately contribute to a reduction in the burden of malignant disease through novel strategies for early detection, prevention and risk mitigation. The ideal candidate is a cancer epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding how genetic variation influences cancer risk and outcomes at the population level. Epidemiologists whose research examines the interplay between the molecular basis of cancer susceptibility with environmental exposures, behaviors, and the structure of communities are especially desired. Individuals whose research focuses on (1) identifying disparities in cancer risk both within the U.S. population and internationally, and (2) leveraging this knowledge to develop interventions to prevent cancer are most desired.

The successful candidate must have a distinguished track record of accomplishment in cancer epidemiology and be able to transcend disciplinary boundaries in order to lead collaborations with basic, clinical and population scientists. The successful candidate will develop a primary research base in the Division of Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he/she will establish a wet or dry laboratory that is a nidus for investigation. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH. The candidate is expected to assume leadership roles in the Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center, which unites investigators across five Harvard teaching hospitals, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and HSPH. The successful candidate will teach and advise students in the doctoral and master’s degree programs at HSPH as well as other schools such as HMS, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and at the teaching hospitals.

Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. and a proven track record of outstanding original research with national and international stature. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, intellectual leadership, and a track record of success at obtaining peer-reviewed funding.

Please email materials, and any questions, to the search committee at Required materials include: a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health seek to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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