Director, Head And Neck Cancer Research

Cleveland, Ohio, US
Jan 09, 2021
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Cleveland Clinic's Head & Neck Institute (HNI) announces its search for a Surgeon Scientist, Director of Head and Neck Cancer Research. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who is inspired to build a comprehensive head and neck cancer research program at a world-class academic program, and is nationally recognized for his/her experience and accomplishments in cancer translational research and clinical care.

The Head & Neck Institute is one of the most distinguished otolaryngology programs in the country, with a strong commitment to the multi-disciplinary, compassionate care of cancer patients. Collaborating with medical and radiation oncologists, audiologists, speech pathologists, dentists and oral surgeons, the ten head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgeons at Cleveland Clinic provide state-of-the-art care of head and neck cancer patients. Extensive clinical, internationally-recognized cancer research is on-going and includes clinical trials, retrospective reviews, and leadership of national/international societies and disease group consortiums. The group actively maintains a robust biorepository for translational research efforts and has current collaborations with Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute (TCI) and Lerner Research Institute (LRI). The successful candidate is expected to develop projects with the newly founded Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI) - a heavily funded department that will advance personalized cancer care and breakthrough immunotherapy and precision oncology research. Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to research and innovation, having received $307 million in total research funding in 2019 (38% from R01 grants), along with filing 74 invention disclosures, 92 patents and launching four spin-off companies. The investigator will also have the opportunity to be a member of, and collaborate with, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, a NIH-designated cancer center comprising investigators from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Responsibilities of the position include: development of translational research and clinical trials in head and neck oncology; clinical care of head and neck cancer patients (20-25%); collaboration with a highly talented and motivated group of surgical, radiation and medical oncologists who are well respected nationally; and mentorship of residents and surgeons. The successful candidate should integrate ongoing head and neck cancer work in the HNI, TCI, LRI and CITI. The position offers a package of support commensurate with the level of clinical and research experience.

Candidates should have experience leading investigator-initiated clinical trials, translational research and grant writing. Surgeon-scientists with a history of independent funding are preferred. Candidates will possess an MD and be board-certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Eligibility for licensure in Ohio is also required. The successful applicant will receive a faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation's leading universities. Investigators will have a joint appointment with Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Taussig Cancer Institute. Cleveland Clinic physicians enjoy a collegial work environment within the framework of a large academic group practice, along with a competitive salary enhanced by a very attractive benefits package.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a CV and letter of interest

(all inquiries will be held in strict confidence)

Brian B. Burkey MD, MEd

Professor and Vice-chairman, and Section Head, Section of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

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