Overview

The Indiana University School of Medicine with the Simon Cancer Center and Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis are seeking scientific investigators to join our dynamic cancer research team to conduct clinical translational research with a focus on cancer survivorship or outcomes research.

This position presents a unique opportunity to join the expanding NCI-designated IUSCC. The IUSCC is a patient care, research, and educational organization within the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the school’s main campus in Indianapolis. The IUSCC research physicians and scientists include more than 200 investigators who lead over 300 clinical trials for pediatric and adult cancers. Established academic partnerships on campus include the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Regenstrief Institute (an internationally recognized medical informatics and healthcare research organization). In partnership with the Walther Foundation, the IUSCC is launching the Supportive Oncology Program, an inter-disciplinary program with the ambitious goals of: 1) aiming to transform the health care experience of patients with cancer and their families from the time of initial diagnosis and throughout the course of care; and 2) achieving this transformation as part of an academic, learning health system such that the lessons learned are broadly disseminated to help transform cancer care throughout the nation.

In addition to exciting growth within IUSCC, we have recently launched the Precision Health Initiative, created with the bold goal of addressing major and large-scale health problems facing humanity through multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, innovative researchers. $120 million will be invested to support recruitment, creation of new facilities, centers, and user platforms, including new gene editing and sequencing cores at the IUSM, and a GMP facility to produce cellular therapeutics. This investment will be leveraged with other IUSM resources to significantly expand the scope of this initiative.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD in epidemiology or a comparable doctoral degree in a health-related area, with a distinguished record of research achievement and excellence. The faculty rank for these positions is open and will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Qualified applicants will have an established reputation in cancer survivorship or outcomes research. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have the ability to perform in an environment of collegiality and collaboration with the University’s existing basic, clinical and population scientists, centers, and programs. Candidates will be expected to continue or to develop an independent NIH-funded research program.

Department Contact for Questions

Bridget Working

Special Instructions

Questions about these positions can be directed to Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D at lbtravis@iu.edu

OAA #: IUSM000012016