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Opportunities are currently available in the following areas of expertise:


Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

Req #: 00010063-140205
Job Title: Chair


The Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology in the Division of Cancer Medicine seeks a department chair to oversee all department functions and operations. The successful candidate must be a recognized leader with a distinguished record in clinical or translational research, board certified in medical oncology and eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.

The Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology has an outstanding track record of cancer epidemiology, high-quality multidisciplinary patient care, drug development, and novel therapeutic trials in gastroesophageal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, neuroendocrine and colorectal cancer. In addition, several faculty members have established reputations in the management of other orphan tumors to include small bowel, ampullary, appendiceal and anal neoplasms. Refer to the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The chair will be responsible for all aspects of department functions, including oversight of patient care and laboratory and clinical research, in addition to faculty development and fiscal oversight, to include budgeting, grants management, and financial compliance.

The position provides an outstanding opportunity for an applicant who has established expertise in an academic environment that includes significant experience in clinical care, research, administration and leadership. Applicants should be nationally and internationally recognized investigators with an excellent reputation in the care and research of cancer patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated leadership in the areas of program development, operational problem-solving, and resource allocation.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references, along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications by April 30, 2014 to:

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Chair Search Committee
Attention: Alice Burnett
Office of the Provost and EVP, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

Email: aburnett@mdanderson.org (preferred preference for submission)


Neuro-Oncology

Req #: 00011128-131217
Job Title: Chair, Department of Neuro-Oncology


The Department of Neuro-Oncology in the Division of Cancer Medicine seeks a department chair to oversee all department functions and operations.  The successful candidate must be a recognized leader with a distinguished record in Neuro-Oncology, board certified and eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.  The Department of Neuro-Oncology has an outstanding track record of patient care, clinical, translational, and experimental research; has a wide array of services, including Neuro-Oncology, Cancer Neurology, Neurophysiology, and Neuropsychology.  The department works in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment with Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuropathology, and Neuroradiology, Translational Molecular Pathology, Research Genomics, and the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics. Department members are also major contributors to the Cancer Genome Atlas and the MD Anderson Brain Cancer SPORE. Refer to the Department of Neuro-Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The chair will be responsible for all aspects of department functions, including oversight of patient care and laboratory and clinical research, as well as supervision of faculty and fiscal oversight, including budgeting, grants management, and financial compliance.

This position provides an outstanding opportunity for an applicant who has established expertise in an academic environment that includes significant expertise in clinical care, research, administration and leadership.  Applicants should be nationally and internationally recognized investigators with an outstanding track record in the care and research of patients with brain tumors, and brain metastasis.  In addition, this individual will have knowledge of the treatment effects and quality of life issues associated with the care of this cancer, as well as the latest developments in the molecular characterization of brain tumors.  In addition, applicants should have demonstrated leadership in the areas of program development, operational problem-solving, and resource allocation.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references, along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications by April 30, 2014 to:

Neuro-Oncology Chair Search Committee
Attention:  Alice Burnett
Office of the Provost and EVP, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX   77030

Email:  aburnett@mdanderson.org (preferred preference for submission)


Pathology

Req #: 00057359-140402
Job Title: Chair, Term Tenure


The Department of Pathology, comprising one of the four core departments (Pathology, Hematopathology, Laboratory Medicine and Molecular Pathology) within the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks a board certified/eligible M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. as chair at the rank of professor.  This is a senior faculty administrative leadership position with special interest and experience in anatomic and molecular pathology and has a direct reporting relationship to the head of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Refer to the Department of Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

This high level position will assume full responsibility for all areas of management in a large and complex department. Administrative activities address top quality patient care services, faculty development, research support, long-term planning, finance and budgeting, resource allocation, and space administration.  The chair will participate in the programming, design and occupancy of a new clinical laboratory facility. The position requires prioritizing and decision-making skills, and candidates must be proficient in deductive reasoning, rapid problem solving, and interpersonal communication.

Preference will be given to candidates with a record of innovative scholarly activity and publications who have demonstrated independent research and/or collaborative research with clinical or basic science investigators.  Additionally, this position entails responsibility for providing a balanced and integrated educational program for fellows, postdoctoral trainees, and students in or rotating through the department.  Salary is commensurate with experience and academic qualifications. 

Required:    Board certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, active State of Texas medical license or eligibility
Preferred:   Subspecialty certification or expertise

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, names of at least five references (with titles, affiliations and complete addresses), and a brief synopsis (2-4 pages) of experience and career goals to:

Pathology Chair Search Committee
Attn:  Alice Burnett
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Email address: aburnett@mdanderson.org


Provost and Executive Vice President

Req #: 00065130-140204
Job Title: Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Moon Shots Program


The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking applicants for a chief scientific officer for the Moon Shots Program which is an ambitious, innovative and broad institutional strategy to significantly reduce mortality in a number of cancers over the next decade.

The individual will be responsible for the overarching coordination among programs and platforms; and will facilitate interactions with faculty and staff across departments, divisions, and institutional boundaries to foster development of collaborative activities aligned within the Moon Shots Program.

The CSO will have a dual report relationship reflecting the significance of this position and the paramount importance of working collaboratively with MD Anderson faculty and leveraging the existing MD Anderson infrastructure. The CSO will report to the provost and executive vice president or designee, with a dual report relationship to the president; and will work in collaboration with the Moon Shots Program leadership.

Key Functions

  • Responsible for all aspects relating to the science and clinical translation of the Moon Shots Program
  • Implement a far-reaching scientific and clinical strategic vision for the Moon Shots Program with measurable impact on patient mortality in focused disease areas, consistent with the mission and goals of the program and the Institution
  • Ensure high quality and high impact science consistent with the Moon Shots Program
  • Responsible for execution of the scientific plan, including implementation of Go/No-Go decisions to enable pursuit of out-of-the-box, high-impact and high-risk endeavors that impact patient survival
  • Establish and leverage scientific and clinical talents within MD Anderson to maximize success probability of the Moon Shots Program
  • Establish and leverage scientific and clinical talents and collaborations outside of MD Anderson to maximize success probability of the Moon Shots Program
  • Serve as the scientific ‘face” for the Moon Shots Program in the oncology community and among funding agencies, philanthropic organizations and biopharmaceutical industry community
  • Together with the Moon Shots Program leadership, maintain a collaborative and engaged culture with transparency and regular communication across MD Anderson
  • Together with the Moon Shots Program leadership and executive leadership, establish and run an effective governance structure for the Moon Shots Program, to include an External Advisory Board (EAB) and facilitate its ongoing engagement
  • Together with the Office of the Provost and the President, recruit top talent to the Moon Shots Program and implement retention strategies as appropriate

Education

Required:    M.D. with strong science background or Ph.D. with strong translational record
Preferred:   M.D. and Ph.D.

Experience

Required:    M.D. and/or Ph.D. with successful career of leading cancer science. Individual should have a global view and broad vision with the capacity to ‘see’ outside of their particular scientific area of interest; leadership potential or track-record; outstanding communicator; record of fundraising.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references, along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications to:

Attn: Alice V. Burnett
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-563-5354
Email: aburnett@mdanderson.org


Radiation Oncology

Req #: 00010483-140303
Job Title: Division Head


The Division of Radiation Oncology is recruiting for the position of division head. Candidates should have outstanding leadership experience in clinical and academic radiation oncology and experience in managing faculty and personnel.  Qualified candidates are required to be board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and be eligible for a medical license in the state of Texas.

The Division of Radiation Oncology is composed of the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Experimental Radiation Oncology and Radiation Physics and has more than 850 personnel including 140 faculty.  The department chairs have a direct reporting relationship to the division head, who has the option of simultaneously serving as the chair for the Department of Radiation Oncology.  The division has robust clinical activity treating approximately 8000 new cancer patients annually at its main center facilities within the Texas Medical Center, at the Proton Therapy Center, and four local satellite treatment centers and robust clinical and fundamental research at its clinical sites and laboratories at the Texas Medical Center.  The Division of Radiation Oncology also has treatment centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Phoenix Arizona, Camden New Jersey and Istanbul, Turkey.

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a large clinical and academic division in a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary environment with significant resources to support clinical, basic and translational research.  The division has numerous educational programs, including residency programs in Radiation Oncology and Physics.  The division also has state-of-the-art laboratories for biological and translational research.  Refer to the Department of Radiation Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references, along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualification to:

Radiation Oncology Division Head Search Committee
Attention: Alice Burnett
Office of the Provost and EVP, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Email: aburnett@mdanderson.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Req #: 00043352-140328
Job Title: Chair


The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Division of Surgery seeks a department chair to oversee all department functions and operations. Candidate must be an established academic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon with a distinguished record in clinical or translational research, board certified in Thoracic Surgery and eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery has an outstanding track record of multidisciplinary cancer care, productive collaborative clinical, translational and basic science research, outstanding educational programs, and collaborative prevention and quality of life initiatives. The research programs in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery emphasize the cellular and molecular biology of thoracic cancers and incorporating that knowledge into the development of novel cancer prevention and treatment strategies. Refer to the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The chair will be responsible for all aspects of department functions, including oversight of patient care and clinical and laboratory research, in addition to faculty development and fiscal oversight, to include budgeting, grants management, and financial compliance.

The position provides an outstanding opportunity for an applicant who has established expertise in an academic environment that includes significant experience in clinical care, research, administration and leadership. Applicants should be nationally and internationally recognized investigators with an excellent reputation in the care and research of cancer patients with malignant diseases of the lungs, pleura, diaphragm, and the mediastinum including the esophagus. Advanced skills in bronchoscopy, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery techniques are required. The position includes participation in the leadership of the education efforts for the ACGME accredited cardiothoracic fellowship program.

In addition, the applicants should have demonstrated leadership in dealing with different stakeholders both within and outside their institution, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to resolve operational problems and issues, and managing financial and human resources.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications by April 30, 2014 to:

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Chair Search Committee
Attention: Alice Burnett
Office of the Provost and EVP, Unit 1492
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Email: aburnett@mdanderson.org



The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke free and drug-free environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


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