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Req #: 00010813-190617
Job Title: CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Department of Comparative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks a Chair/Director to oversee all operations of the Michale E. Keeling Center in Bastrop, Texas.
The Department and Center maintain national research resources primarily focused on non-human primates that are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Research is aimed at addressing severe diseases that impact both human and animal health. The Department also maintains a preclinical studies program that conducts GLP-compliant evaluations of novel therapeutics prior to clinical studies in humans.
The Chair/Director serves as chief operating officer and is responsible for the performance and evaluation of all programs, personnel and resources. The Chair/Director is responsible for recruitment, retention and career development of departmental faculty and staff and oversees and encourages their participation in collaborative research in alignment with the overall mission of the institution of eliminating cancer through outstanding programs in patient care, research, prevention and education.
The Chair/Director serves as, or appoints, the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for overseeing the Keeling Center’s animal care and use program in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines, and for maintaining AAALAC accreditation. The Chair/Director reports to the Chief Scientific Officer.
Candidates must be established in the field of research related to comparative medicine or biomedical research, at the rank of full professor or comparable administrative position, and must have experience directing an animal-related research program and experience in preclinical studies. Preferred candidates will have experience in programs in comparative medicine and laboratory programs focused on non-human primates, including serving as an active member on Institutional Animal Care and Use or Institutional Biosafety Committees, as well as experience conducting GLP-compliant studies in a regulated research environment. One or more of the following terminal degrees are required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from an AVMA accredited school, Medical Doctor (M.D.) from an AMA accredited school, or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution. If terminal degree is a D.V.M., candidate must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one or more states within the U.S. and have specialty board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM). If terminal degree is a M.D. or Ph.D., post professional training/experience in non-human primate research is required. Candidates should be eligible for state and federal registration to handle controlled substances as a practitioner or researcher.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent that includes a statement of goals, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com by August 1, 2019.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless 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.
Req #: 00010333-190814
Job Title: Chair, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
The Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, within the Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, seeks a Chair to oversee all departmental functions and operations. The Department Chair is responsible for providing leadership and assumes full administrative responsibility for all areas of the academic department, including, but not limited to, direct patient care; basic, translational, and clinical research within the department; faculty development and evaluation; integration of educational programs; finance and budgeting; and departmental strategic planning. The Chair will provide career development opportunities and mentorship for department faculty and trainees, and foster their growth in clinical, research, academic, and professional areas. The Chair will also represent the department, division, and institution in local, regional, state, and national matters. From caring for patients, to conducting cutting-edge research, our faculty and staff are dedicated to finding a cure for patients diagnosed with genitourinary cancers.
The Chair of the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology will be charged with leading an internationally recognized genitourinary oncology program and contributing to international efforts to improve cancer outcomes. Chair candidates must have a defined vision, possess the necessary skills to identify clinical and research opportunities, and the acumen to capitalize on these to devise treatments for the future.
Ideal applicants will be known nationally and internationally in their field and will have:
- A record of exceptional patient care in academic settings, and in building clinical research practices that lead to improved outcomes of patients afflicted with genitourinary cancers.
- Strategies to develop research priorities and methods and be able to deploy them in line with the research-driven patient care mission of the institution.
- Leadership experience in leading multi and transdisciplinary programs.
- Experience in mentorship and development of clinical and basic science researchers.
- Experience in bridging multidisciplinary collaborations between diverse disciplines across fields including: imaging, surgery, radiation, pathology, and others.
- Demonstrated skills in programmatic development, including the negotiation of agreements with clinical and industry partners.
- Demonstrated administrative competence to ensure the fiscally sound and efficient day-to-day operation of the department.
Applicants must be board‐certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, or Hematology/Oncology certified by the American Board of Hematology/Oncology, and eligible for licensure in the State of Texas. Medical leadership/administrative experience and knowledge of program development is required. MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and three references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications (2‐3 pages) by October 1, 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.