Join the Winthrop P. Rockefeller team and help us fight the battle against cancer. Open Faculty Positions in Implementation Science

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the UAMS Center for Implementation Research, seeks community-engaged researchers to join its exemplary team of investigators with expertise in implementation science. Recruitment is for tenured and tenure‐track faculty at all ranks. This recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and an annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 135 members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. Cancer Institute members receive approximately $10 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple “team science” grants. The Cancer Institute has 5 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.

The UAMS Center for Implementation Research (CIR), in partnership with the UAMS Translation Research Institute (funded by the NIH Clinical and Translation Science Award), is a nationally recognized, extramurally funded program with a dual focus on developing generalizable knowledge from research and conducting demonstration projects in high priority implementation areas. In addition, the CIR has a strong focus on education, training, and mentoring in implementation science. The CIR is committed to growing the portfolio of NCI-funded implementation research at UAMS.

About the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: UAMS was established in 1879 and is a part of the University of Arkansas System. The University includes the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions, as well as the Graduate School and UAMS Medical Center. The UAMS main campus includes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy; the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute; the Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research Center; the Psychiatric Research Institute; the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute; the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; and the Translational Research Institute. Clinical excellence, scientific translation, and practical applicability are found in abundance at UAMS. Faculty enjoy close collaboration among colleagues from the seven research institutes, eight regional clinical centers across the state, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Research interests align via the Translational Research Institute, founded in 2011 following their initial Clinical and Translational Science Award in 2009. UAMS Bioventures facilitates commercialization of inventions and services developed by UAMS researchers to benefit public health.

Qualifications: Education
Doctoral or professional degree
How to apply

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references directly to Jennifer Moulton at Application deadline is August 1, 2021. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, PharmD, DrPh or equivalent. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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Little Rock, AR
United States

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