The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) seeks a Cancer Health Disparities SmartState Endowed Chair. The Endowed Chair position is part of a state-wide SmartState Program designed to integrate research activities across the state of South Carolina and to promote economic development. The SmartState Chair will have resources to build a team to support research in cancer health disparities and build collaborations across the University of South Carolina’s two Schools of Medicine (Greenville and Columbia), and Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, the Arnold School of Public Health, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Social Work, in addition to collaborations with Prisma Health, the largest integrated health system in South Carolina, boasting a unified electronic health record, EPIC, from which a robust amount of research data can be accessed.
The successful candidate will lead the development and staffing of the new USCSOMG Health Research BioHub (HRBioHub) and serve as its Executive Director. HRBioHub researchers will focus on identifying health disparities and designing interventions to address the gaps to develop a better state of health for South Carolinians, and develop solutions that can be shared nationally and internationally.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in cancer biology, epidemiology, public health, health services research or a closely related field, with the abilities to extract valuable information from big data and strong skills in technology, mathematics, business, and communications. The candidate will have an established record of extramural funding and high-impact publications in cancer health disparities research. Full Professors and highly successful tenured at the Associate Professor level candidates are encouraged to apply. A link to the full position description with application instructions can be found here.
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