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Opportunities are currently available in the following areas of expertise:


Cancer Medicine

Req #: 00010107-140603
Job Title: Division Head

 

The Division of Cancer Medicine is recruiting for the position of  division head to lead more than 350 physicians and scientists. Candidates should have outstanding leadership experience in clinical and academic medical oncology. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated leadership in the areas of clinical and translational research, clinical trials oversight; program development, especially for oncology fellowships; operational problem-solving; resource allocation; conflict resolution; and management of faculty and personnel.  Qualified candidates are required to be board certified in internal medicine and oncology, and must hold or be eligible for a medical license in the state of Texas.

The Division of Cancer Medicine is composed of a world renowned Oncology/Hematology Fellowship Program, 17 departments, which include Breast Medical Oncology, Experimental Therapeutics, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, General Oncology, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Genomic Medicine, Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, Leukemia, Lymphoma/Myeloma, Melanoma Medical Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Sarcoma Medical Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Systems Biology, and Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology.  In partnership with the EVP/Physician in Chief, the division supervises the multidisciplinary clinical programs for the Ambulatory Treatment Center, Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Leukemia Center, Bone Marrow Aspiration Clinic, Lymphoma/Myeloma Center, Stem Cell Transplantation Center, Apheresis Clinic, Supportive Care Center, and Integrative Medicine Center.  Through these clinics, the division provides outstanding care to more than 17,000 new patients annually. The division also provides medical oncology services to four regional care centers and the Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital Oncology Program, as well as medical oncology oversight to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Arizona and the MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center in New Jersey. Also aligned with the division are the Institute for Applied Cancer Science and the Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy. The Division has nearly 3,000 full-time personnel, including three deputy division heads, 209 clinical faculty, and 146 research faculty.  The department chairs have a direct reporting relationship to the Division Head. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the largest clinical and academic division in a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary environment with significant resources to support clinical, basic science, and translational research. In Fiscal Year 2013 alone, Division investigators attracted sponsored project funds totaling 131.1 million dollars, and accrued more than 5,000 patients to therapeutic clinical trials. Active peer-reviewed funding sources include 52 NIH R01s and 15 R21s, as well as 15 Department of Defense grants. Division faculty also provide leadership on numerous multidisciplinary research programs, for example: 11 National Cancer Institute SPOREs; 4 P01 grants; 4 NCI U01s, an N01, U10s, and a U54; a National Clinical Trials Network encompassing 4 clinical cooperative groups such as SWOG; Susan G. Komen Promise Grants; several CPRIT grants from the state of Texas, and 3 AACR Stand Up To Cancer grants.   Refer to the Division of Cancer Medicine web page for additional information about the division and its programs.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and references, along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications by July 18, 2014 to:

        Cancer Medicine 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


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


Req #: 00099999-140820
Job Title: Vice Provost, Clinical & Interdisciplinary Research Reporting to the Provost & Executive Vice President

 

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is seeking applicants for a Vice Provost, Clinical & Interdisciplinary Research.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Working to guide the world’s most significant clinical research program and global academic program in cancer.  Providing the principal executive leadership support to the Provost and Executive Vice President (Provost), this executive will (1) impact the strategic planning, conduct, approval, and regulation of all clinical research conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as its global operations; (2) Drive the scientific vision for clinical research program, with enabling resources and decision-making authority and, (3)  Provide the primary oversight, direction, strategic planning and management of the development and delivery of academic relationships and programs at locations external to MD Anderson Cancer Center.  (4)  Provide strategic oversight and academic leadership for our six multidisciplinary Institutes.  (5) Perform other duties as required by the Provost, the institution and regulatory agencies.

Essential Job Functions:

Strategic Planning and Scientific Vision for Clinical Research:

  • Determine and guide the strategic plan and direction for clinical research. Oversees the infrastructure for clinical research at MD Anderson. Supervise and direct the Vice President, Clinical Research, Associate Vice Provost, Quantitative Research and the Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research with the Provost and faculty to determine strategy, policy and management of resources for clinical research.
  • Plan with the Provost as the key member of the leadership team the necessary resources and administrative needs of the clinical research faculty and staff to recommend strategies for achievement of these goals.
  • To be the faculty advocate for clinical research.

Clinical Research Policy and Compliance:

  • Working with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that MD Anderson performs clinical research in accordance with federal, state and institutional regulations. 
  • Work closely with the Chief Legal Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer on matters pertaining to clinical research, conflict of interest and research integrity.
  • Assist the Research Integrity Officer on matters of clinical research misconduct.

Clinical Research Administration: 

  • Plans with the Provost, Associate Vice Provosts, and the Vice President for Clinical Research Administration, the institutional priorities for clinical research both within and outside of MD Anderson.
  • Defines with the Vice President for Clinical Research Administration, the strategic plan for the Office of Clinical Research which will develop and implement a plan for an organized and efficient clinical research infrastructure that will serve the needs of the clinical investigators of
    MD Anderson in order to accelerate progress and increase access of novel agents for patients.
  • Ensure optimal service to faculty and their staff through executive direction of the optimal utilization of infrastructure, personnel and financial resources supporting clinical research operations.
  • Identifies best practices for improving the performance of clinical research and facilitates the organization of clinical research in the various multidisciplinary care centers.
  • Represents the interests of  individual investigators, our patients and the institution as a whole in developing ways to advance the quality of clinical research while adhering to the highest standards of clinical research compliance with federal regulations.

Institutes and Centers:

  • Provide the strategic direction and leadership for our six multidisciplinary institutes, which serve as a catalyst for faculty from different disciplines to exchange ideas and collaborate to solve critical problems relevant to basic, translational, prevention, population-based and clinical research.
  • Create an environment to better stimulate discoveries and the translation of those discoveries into clinical applications. 
  • Working with the Institute Directors and Co-Directors to provide oversight, direction and management as well as foster a culture of collaboration, accountability and sustainability to our six multidisciplinary institutes and future institutes:
  1. Institute of Applied Cancer Science
  2. Institute for Basic Science
  3. Institute for Cancer Care Innovation
  4. Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment
  5. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy
  6. Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer
  • Coordinate with the President’s Office in the preparation of donor reports and the management of external communications to include websites, etc.

Training and Education:

  • Oversee all training efforts relevant to the conduct of clinical research.

Beginning In Year Two:

Global Academic Programs:

  • Provide the primary oversight, direction, strategic planning and management of the development and delivery of academic relationships and programs at locations external to MD Anderson Cancer Center. 
  • Develop a strong program to advance the position of MD Anderson as the global leader in cancer care, research, prevention, and education.
  • Work as a team with the Vice President, Global Clinical Programs and the Vice President, Global Business Development to investigate, propose, and implement the approved academic (research and education) components of extramural (national and international) relationships and programs.

Position Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience at the Department Chair, Cancer Center Director or Dean leadership level is strongly preferred.
  • International reputation of leadership, innovation, science-driven clinical research and integrity commensurate with leading the most significant clinical cancer research program in the world.
  • Broad experience in clinical research, especially involving new devices, drugs, dosing, efficacy, toxicity, relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biotech and governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of and success in academic engagements at local, state, national, and international levels.  Experience developing academic partnerships and a successful record of teamwork, both as a team member and team leader.
  • Clinical research skills in a cancer-related discipline. 
  • Administrative, analytical, tactical, and interpersonal skills to guide the development of affiliations and collaborations consistent with the institutional mission and objectives.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiations skills.

Supervision: 

Reports to:       Provost & Executive Vice President

Given:             Vice President, Clinical Research Administration                        
                        Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research                        
                        Associate Vice Provost, Quantitative Research                        
                        Director and Co-Directors, Institutes and Centers
                        Director, Global Academic Programs (Year 2 and forward)                                

Education:

Required:  MD or MD/PhD and post-graduate training in a cancer-related discipline with credentials suitable for a faculty appointment in an academic department at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Experience:

Required:  A minimum of 15 years as a faculty member in an academic healthcare setting or other career experience that provides qualification for this position.  Prior experience at the Department Chair, Cancer Center Director or Dean leadership level is strongly preferred.

Institutional Committee Assignments:           

Institutional Clinical Executive Committee (ICEC)
Institutional Research Executive Committee (IREC)
Moon Shots Steering Committee
Clinical Department Chairs Committee

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

                    Robert C. Bast, Jr., MD, Vice President
                    Office of Translational Research, Unit 1439
                    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
                    1515 Holcomvbe Blvd.
                    Houston, TX 77030

                    E:mail:  rbast@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.



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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