Cancer Prevention Program

Open Positions and Recruitment

Full/Associate/Assistant Member in Obesity & Cancer in Public Health Sciences

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The Division of Public Health Sciences (PHS) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) invites applications from population science researchers with an interest in obesity and cancer, with a particular focus on developing, testing and implementing population-based interventions to reduce obesity rates and promote energy balance in adults or children. One position is available and open to researchers of any rank, although preference will be given to established investigators (Associate or Full Member equivalent to Associate or Full Professor, respectively at a University) with a track record of leadership and independent funding. An appointment in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington is also anticipated, depending on qualifications and interests. The incumbent will be expected to conduct an active program of independent and collaborative research pertinent to the mission of the FHCRC and the PHS Division, to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary group of investigators at FHCRC and local sister institutions and to develop a vibrant research collaboration aimed at having a local, national and international impact on obesity and associated chronic diseases.

The FHCRC is a world-renowned research institution with large and active efforts in basic biological sciences, human biology, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and cancer prevention research. Its mission is the elimination of cancer as a cause of human suffering and death. The FHCRC conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases. The PHS Division has a large, multidisciplinary faculty organized into five administrative programs: Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Biomathematics, Computational Biology and Translational Research. Investigators have access to a state-of-the-art exercise facility, human nutrition laboratory, and nutritional biomarkers laboratories as well as access to shared resources for nutritional assessment, biostatistics, computational biology, biomarker laboratories, specimen processing and genomics and proteomics facilities. The FHCRC is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with active training programs for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and offers exceptional opportunities for scientific interactions with other investigators in top level research institutions in the Seattle area.

The Division of Public Health Sciences at FHCRC maintains a close relationship to the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Washington, one of the nation's leading schools of public health. Most faculty in the Division maintain an appointment in the UW-SPH or one of the five other health science schools at UW, which allows PHS faculty to participate in undergraduate and graduate level teaching and mentoring. The UW-SPH has five departments: Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Services. The UW School of Public Health is committed to recruiting enterprising, dynamic faculty to join and strengthen research in the area of obesity, food, physical activity, and health. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Candidates must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree with a training focus on the behavioral sciences, public health, nutritional sciences, or epidemiology. The position requires a strong track record of scientific research including peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding. Those with interest and expertise in health disparities research are particularly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins March 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply on-line at our application site.

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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Both institutions are committed to building culturally diverse academic communities. For more information on the UW School of Public Health diversity program, see the following website: