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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Cancer Epidemiologist - Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Program in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Emory University Department of Pediatrics invites interested applicants for a faculty position in the Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Program. We are seeking strong epidemiology candidates in the areas of pediatric cancer outcomes research and public health-related research methodologies. This position is an important component of the Center’s strategic plan for a robust clinical research program, and represents the next step in the expansion of a world-class Pediatric Cancer Outcomes Program.

About the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides a rich and collaborative environment for clinical research, with a well-funded Clinical Research Office. The successful candidate will join one of the strongest pediatric cancer outcomes programs in the country.

  • Established in 2001, our cancer survivor program follows over 1700 pediatric and adolescent cancer survivors and comprises a multi-disciplinary team including oncologists, endocrinologist, psychologists, advanced practice providers, genetic counselors, nursing, and social work.

  • Our cancer outcomes research team consists of nationally prominent members from a variety of disciplines including: pediatric oncology, behavioral science, endocrinology, nursing, health services research, and a committed team of epidemiologists and research assistants.

  • Established cancer survivor research areas include: communication/perceptions, cardiovascular, mental health, transition of care, sexual health, health policy and economics, eHealth, healthcare disparities, late effects of new anti-cancer therapies, and cancer care delivery.

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the only tertiary pediatric center in the dynamic metropolitan Atlanta area—serves a population of nearly 9 million people. With Children’s large catchment area, the patient population is racially and ethnically diverse (30% African American, 4% Asian, 15% Hispanic), socioeconomically diverse, and draws patients from the metropolitan Atlanta area and rural areas across Georgia (30% rural).

This candidate will have the opportunity to work with our multi-disciplinary team in oncology and the survivor program on projects designed to improve patient care and outcomes through patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research, as well as with national survivor cooperative groups (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and Children’s Oncology Group.)

This position will allow collaborations with the Rollins School of Public Health, affiliations with the neighboring American Cancer Society, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offering a wealth of opportunities for research collaborations. This position will also be in conjunction with the Winship Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at Emory University. Candidates will be expected to qualify for membership in the Cancer Prevention and Control research program, one of four research programs in the cancer center ( ), with members conducting research in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and chemoprevention; health behavior research; symptom management and control; and health outcomes and quality of care.

Requirements: Candidates would require a PhD and strong record of scholarship, and a successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively conducting nationally recognized pediatric cancer outcomes research. We invite inquiries and applications from mid-career and senior epidemiologists

with expertise in pediatric oncology. Candidates with strong methodological backgrounds will be preferred.

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Job Number 125080

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Leukemia Lymphoma

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact., Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.