Professor of Molecular Epidemiology

Lexington, KY
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center is currently seeking a Molecular Epidemiologist. This position will receive a faculty appointment at Professor level, and serve as co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CP). This position will be instrumental in coordinating efforts of CP operations to ensure the short- and long-term goals and objectives are achieved.

Additional duties will include: leading the recruitment of faculty interested in molecular and genetic epidemiology, and helping build up the precision medicine initiatives in the MCC. The Molecular Epidemiologist will also mentor faculty in the Cancer Center and other staff (e.g., postdoctoral fellows, MD/PhD students, and graduate students) and assist these individuals to develop their research and teaching skills.

This position will enhance UK's cancer prevention and control initiatives through: building research programs in molecular and genetic epidemiology, expanding the cancer prevention program, building new programs utilizing resources available at MCC and the SEER Cancer Registry (e.g., applying integrative genomic and epidemiological approach to other cancer types), and developing new programs in pharmacogenetic epidemiology.

This position will be expected to participate in Departmental teaching activities, lecturing in area of expertise, directing courses as appropriate, and perhaps developing a new course focused on expertise that benefits the University. Minimal teaching will be expected in the first two years of your appointment.

Please include an updated CV when applying.

Job Title
Professor of Molecular Epidemiology

Requisition Number

Working Title
Molecular Epidemiologist

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

PhD or equivalent in Molecular or Genetic Epidemiology

Required Related Experience

5 years in Public Health or Epidemiology

Required License/ Registration/Certification



Leadership skills, as well as knowledge of epigenetic markers and molecular or genetic epidemiology are crucial to this role.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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