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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


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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