Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School of Public Health seek a cancer disparities and health equity researcher with a productive and transformative research agenda to eliminate disparities and promote health equity in cancer prevention and control in New Jersey. We seek candidates with expertise in community intervention trials, dissemination and implementation science, and/or cancer care delivery research in underserved populations in which cancer disparities exist. The academic rank for this tenure-track position is open rank and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The academic appointment will be in the Rutgers School of Public Health with a resident faculty appointment at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The successful candidate will: have NIH-funded, cancer focused research or very strong potential for such funding; have a sustained focus on underserved and vulnerable populations in New Jersey; be motivated to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative environment of scholars from the basic, clinical and populations sciences; engage in cancer disparities research mentoring and training; be dedicated to mentoring students and junior faculty. Preference for candidates with a deep understanding of and commitment to advancing health equity for low-income, underserved minority, and medically underserved communities, including communities of color, rural communities, and/or neighborhoods or regions that face issues of inequity. The selected individual will also be inspired to capitalize on opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations within the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the School of Public Health, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and other schools/colleges across campus, Rutgers RWJBarnabas Health System, Rutgers Cancer Institute at Newark University Hospital, Princeton University, Screen NJ Program, Precision Oncology Program, the evolving Centers for Cancer Health Disparities Research and Cancer Survivorship, and a wide array of community organizations throughout the state of New Jersey. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has exceptional research resources including the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), and shared resources including: 1) Biometrics, 2) Population Research Support, 3) Genomics; 4) Biomedical Informatics; 5) Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service; and 6) Metabolomics.

Applicants are expected to have: 1) a doctoral degree in public health or closely related health disciplines such as psychology, sociology, or health policy: 2) postdoctoral training or experiences in community intervention research and/or dissemination/implementation science, and/or cancer care delivery research; 3) experience in cancer disparities and health equity research involving engagement with members of diverse and underserved communities; 4) evidence of research productivity, including high quality publications and peer-reviewed funding or the potential to obtain such funding; 5) demonstrated experience to working in a diverse environment or commitment to do so; and 6) experience (or motivation if early career researcher) in mentoring faculty and students. Preference will be given to candidates with peer-reviewed funding and have engaged in successful multidisciplinary cancer disparities research.

Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state and is easily accessible to Manhattan, Newark Airport, and Philadelphia by public transportation. Please address letter of research interests to Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Director, Center for Cancer Health Disparities , School of Public Health, Associate Director for Cancer Health Equity and Engagement, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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