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Director / Professor

Apply now Department: 3670020040 Cntr for Basic Cancer Research
Job no: 504199
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Health Profession, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Medical

About This Role:

The Johnson Cancer Research Center (JCRC) at Kansas State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director to begin on January 4, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for the new Director to take the JCRC to the next level and achieve national recognition. K-State is a Carnegie “Very High Research”, “Engaged”, and APLU “Innovation and Economic Prosperity” University serving 25,000 students.  It is the land-grant university for the State of Kansas and has a Veterinary Medical Center.

This role is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with expectations for leading the JCRC, forming and/or leading teams of faculty members to obtain program project awards, conducting highly effective fundraising, and continuing an individual extramurally-funded cancer-related research program. The research program may be in a variety of fields related to cancer biology, including but not limited to: biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, cell/molecular biology, chemistry, environmental biology, epidemiology, immunology, and microbiology. The individual selected will have the credentials consistent with academic appointment at the level of full professor in one of the departments of the College of Arts & Sciences. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an NCI-designated Cancer Center.  The successful candidate should have a professional track record of proven broad leadership in funded cancer-related research, in assisting investigators in grant-writing for cancer research, both public and private, as well as for assisting faculty and/or staff in intellectual property development.

Why Join Us:

The JCRC is a distributed center that is administratively housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Our mission is to further the understanding and development of treatments for cancers by funding basic cancer research and supporting higher education, training, and public outreach. Our goals are to improve cancer-related research and education, to provide scholarships and fellowships, to enrich the student experience, and to educate the public about cancer and cancer research. 

We currently engage nearly 100 faculty and staff affiliates from multiple academic departments and colleges at K-State in accomplishing our mission and are poised to respond to the research challenges of developing better diagnostics and therapeutics to fight cancer. Additionally, we have more than $12 million in endowments, and currently fund faculty research, equipment purchases, undergraduate and graduate cancer research awards, scholarships for undergraduates pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences, and graduate student and faculty travel opportunities, as well as extensive outreach engagement to the public! Visit our website to learn more about what we do: http://cancer.k-state.edu/ or read our latest annual magazine, Conquest 2018, which showcases the cancer research of our faculty and students: https://issuu.com/kstatecancerresearch/docs/conquest2018!

The JCRC and the main K-State campus is in city of Manhattan, situated in the rolling Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas, 125 miles west of Kansas City via Interstate 70. The 668-acre campus is convenient to both business and residential areas and is the hub of a growing nexus of animal health research. K-State has strong ties to the NCI-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas City, KS. We encourage you to explore the wonderful Manhattan community and what it can offer you: http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/life/manhattan.html

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Administrative experience
  • Experience with program review
  • Experience with fund raising
  • Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding scientific skills
  • Record of leadership in cancer research

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application that describes the applicant’s qualifications related to the expectations noted above, views about program development within the JCRC and philosophy of leadership
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Names and email addresses of three references

Questions about the search or the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Beth Montelone, Senior Associate Vice President for Research.

Screening of Applications Begins:

October 29, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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