The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation’s Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
The USU Department of Surgery (SUR) invites applicants to apply for the position of Associate or full Professor (Chief Scientific Officer, Center of Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) & the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP), (tenure eligible track). SUR supports the USU mission as the Nations Federal Health Sciences University, which is committed to excellence in Medicine and Public Health during Peace and War. SUR provides the Nation with surgeons dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and also with scientists who serve the common good. SUR serves the uniformed services and the Nation as the preeminent academic center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service and consultation in surgery, disaster medicine, mass casualty situations, and the logistics of surgical care.
The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) is committed to rapidly translating basic research from the laboratory to the clinic in order to advance care for men with prostate cancer. Through education and collaborative multidisciplinary pioneering basic research, cutting-edge translational research, and clinical population research, the goal of CPDR is to understand the cellular, molecular and genomic mechanisms of prostate cancer by improved precision medicine diagnosis and innovative treatments to help improve the overall health of our patients. The MCCRP encompasses all cancer-related research performed under the USU Department of Surgery at all of its direct and affiliated medical sites.
Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Associate or full Professor and as the Chief Scientific Officer for the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) and the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP), and as such, is responsible for teaching research and administrative assignments. As Chief Scientific Officer of CPDR and MCCRP, the incumbent serves as a national leader in translational research in human cancer, to include scientific disciplines of molecular and cell biology, immunology and immunotherapy, applied research in prostate cancer detection, prevention, treatment, and outcomes research.
He/she will maintain programmatic responsibility for the translational science conducted at the CPDR. Provides leadership to direct reports through pro-active performance management, mentoring and coaching. Ensures that technical and scientific integrity of the work conducted by direct reports is of the required standard and have the right technical skills to deliver the projects. Leads independent research tracks, seeks and is successful in establishing a high level of grant support, and develops junior staff in successful grant development as well as supporting established funding new platforms for CDPR
As the leader for the translational science activities at CPDR, the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing translational science strategies to support all ongoing scientific projects. Builds and maintains effective, productive relationships and collaborations with key scientific leaders in prostate cancer and other genitourinary malignancies.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the planning and development of curriculum for the USU Department of Surgery; supervising medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral graduate assistants; serving as a primary research advisor to graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral follows and junior faculty; teaching novel research methodologies; serving as primary advisor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral assistants, to guide their academic training; conducting lectures in area of major expertise to the entire student body; preparing materials for presentation; providing daily supervision, and reviewing student performance.
Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in cancer biology or a closely related field, or a M.D. degree from an accredited university or institution.
This position requires: substantial experience in medical school teaching, educational administration, personnel management, research and development; expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals appropriate to his/her research in Surgery; active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Surgery; and exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills to prepare and provide presentations, lectures, publications, and/or reports, and to represent the University at meetings or public forums, negotiate complex situations, and to develop consensus based decisions. The incumbent must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Associate or full Professor level in accordance with SoM and USU academic policies.
The following knowledge and/or experience is highly desirable: substantial knowledge of Federal and/or military medical organizations.
This appointment shall be as an Associate or full Professor and as the Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) and the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program (MCCRP). The appointment as Associate or full Professor shall be in the tenure eligible track.
Assignment as the Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Prostate Disease Research and the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program, SUR is an administrator assignment and is without tenure. The initial appointment as Chief Scientific Officer, CPDR & MCCRP will be for a term of up to five years, and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. The assignment as Chief Scientific Officer is not a continuous appointment, and as such, the incumbent serves at the pleasure of his or her immediate supervisor(s), and may be relieved as Chief Scientific Officer at any time.
Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application specifying the academic rank for which they are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement detailing academic and research interests and goals (up to 3 pages), up to 3 publications, and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of 3 references to:
Eric A. Elster, Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery (SUR)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799