Cancer Epidemiologist (Open Rank) - UF Health Cancer Center

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 519790
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:29300000 - MD-CANCER CENTER

Classification Title:

AST/ASO/FULL Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) invites applications of interest for established and motivated cancer epidemiologists at all stages of career development to complement the Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) research program, led by Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, Associate Director for Population Sciences. The mission of the CCPS program is to reduce the cancer burden and associated risk factors in Northern Florida and beyond.

We are seeking faculty candidates who conduct research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer across a broad array of disciplines, including cancer epidemiology, and could be focused in the areas of genetic epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer prevention and survivorship including pediatric and adult cancers. Faculty positions will require expertise that enables a robust population science research agenda, and an outstanding record of research excellence as evidenced by the ability to obtain and sustain independent or collaborative extramural NCI or other NIH-type funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to further strengthen collaborations and ability to build strong inter- and intra-programmatic collaborative research within the CCPS program, the UFHCC, and the University of Florida. Any successful candidate at the Associate or Full Professor level must have a proven track record of excellence in leadership in order to assume a critical role within the CCPS program.

The CCPS research program spans across the six colleges of the UF Health Science Center (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine), as well as colleges outside of the Health Science Center, including Health and Human Performance, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Journalism and Communication. Academic appointment will be in the appropriate College and Department. Academic rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the State of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs. The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, other sites across Florida, and internationally. Gainesville offers an unparalleled college town environment with outstanding private and public schools, inexpensive housing, superb year-round recruitment opportunities and a temperate climate.

Expected Salary:

Negotiable; Commensurate with Education & Experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Faculty with a doctoral level degree in Epidemiology or a related field at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate is an established tenured or tenure-track investigator with a national reputation in scholarship, track record of independent research funding, and the desire to build a research and training program in cancer epidemiology and control. Experience in research programs leadership and administration, research education and training, and technology transfer is desirable. Promising new investigators holding K99/R00 awards are also invited to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes research and career interests, a curriculum vitae (in pdf format), and names of three references to [email protected]. Please reference “Cancer Epidemiology Faculty Search” in the subject line. Candidates applying to the Assistant Professor rank will be expected to supply three letters of reference. Candidates applying to the Associate/Full Professor rank will be expected to supply the names of three references upon request. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an online confidential and voluntary self-disclosure card. This information is stored within Careers at UF and accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position was originally posted under requisition 74352. All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 04 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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