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REC'D 12/20/07 - University of Connecticut Cancer Center - 3 Faculty Positions

We are working with the University of Connecticut and Dr. Carolyn Runowicz who are looking to expand their faculty in a growing cancer center. We are searching for three faculty members, a Deputy Director who will work with Dr. Runowicz to grow the center, a Hematologist/Oncologist interested in developing a GI cancer program and a faculty member in Hematology/Oncology. These positions are open to candidates who are interested in academics, research, clinical and teaching pursuits. If you are aware of a candidate with whom we should speak, please either email us and let us know or kindly forward this email to your colleague. I thank you in advance for your assistance. Happy Holidays on behalf of UCONN. Gene Corbett Deputy Director: The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at the University of Connecticut Health Center, is seeking a Medical Oncologist to join the program's senior leadership as Deputy Director. The program seeks to identify an applicant with a significant track recording in developing Phase I and II protocols and an independent clinical/basic research career preferably with a history of peer reviewed funding. The desired candidate should have strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and administrative skills. The successful candidate will be expected to increase translational and clinical research activities within the Cancer Center. Candidates will be provided with laboratory space and appropriate start-up funds for their research. Appointment level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. GI Faculty Hematologist/Oncologist: The GI Cancer Program at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking to recruit a full-time medical oncologist (MD or MD/PhD) for a faculty position in a developing multidisciplinary program. The GI Cancer Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of providers, covering the entire spectrum of care from prevention, screening and innovative medical and surgical therapies to community outreach and cancer control. The Neag Comprehensive Cancer Program provides a unique collegial environment that fosters collaboration between laboratory-based scientists, clinical scientists and clinicians. The focus of this recruitment is to identify a clinical researcher who will lead and expand collaborations with existing laboratory-based investigators and to develop innovative therapies with correlative research. Current investigator interests in this program include growth factor receptor signaling and transduction pathways, host-tumor interactions, cancer genetics, developmental biology, tumor immunology, and cancer prevention. There is a strong interest in community outreach, epidemiology and public health. Mentoring and teaching residents and fellows are an essential part of the program. Faculty Hematologist/Oncologist: The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine is seeking to recruit a faculty member interested in joining a growing comprehensive cancer center at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The faculty appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Physicians with an interest in solid tumor oncology or hematologic oncology are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education. The ideal candidate should be BC in Internal Medicine and BC/BQ in Hematology/Oncology or Medical Oncology. Faculty interested in benign and malignant blood disorders will also be members of the Lea's Foundation Center for Hematologic Disorders, a newly formed center within the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center. Clinical research at the cancer center is conducted through the cooperative group mechanism and investigator-initiated trials. Interest in basic and translational research is strongly supported. Selected candidates will be provided with laboratory space and appropriate start-up funds for their research. The Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is a multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art cancer center with institutional commitment to the cancer and blood diseases programs. Our team of providers is comprised of medical & surgical oncologists, hematologists, reconstructive surgeons, radiation oncologists, and all supportive services, including nursing, social and nutritional services, genetic counseling, complementary medicine and palliative care. As part of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Health Center, members of the cancer center have an opportunity to collaborate with the Departments /Centers for Molecular Medicine, Vascular Biology, Aging, Cell Analysis & Modeling, Cell Biology, Genetics and Developmental Biology and Immunology in translational and basic research.. The University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) is comprised of the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and John Dempsey Hospital. This institution has a strong commitment to basic science, translational and clinical research. For further information regarding the UConn Health Center, visit the Health Center's website at the following address; Information regarding the UConn Comprehensive Cancer Center can be found by visiting its website at: The University of Connecticut pays a highly competitive salary structured in a base salary plus productivity format. A benefits package includes health and dental benefits, life and disability insurances, tax-deferred retirement compensation plans with state matching funding, paid vacation and opportunities for continuing medical education and sabbatical leave. Tuition waivers for dependents also are included. Because the State of Connecticut is self-insured, UCONN offers individuals immunity from malpractice claims. Also, there is no tail insurance premium cost to you if you leave the University. With affordable housing, excellent public and private schools, a low crime rate, and insignificant traffic, Farmington offers a vibrant mix of urban and rural communities. Major colleges and prep schools are nearby. Boston and New York are within 2 hours driving distance. In addition, Hartford has four excellent theaters, a symphony, ballet and opera company. Downtown Hartford is currently undergoing revitalization through corporate and commercial growth. The following two websites provide further information about the Hartford area: and Farmington is nestled in a valley and therefore, the four seasons are magnificent. There is a beautiful fall experience, winter skiing in Connecticut, Vermont and the Berkshires, and summer escapes to nearby shoreline beaches and lakes. Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are just a short drive away. Bradley International Airport is located just a short drive away on I-91. UCONN is rapidly reviewing applications. Leading our search is Gene Corbett who may be contacted at 800-229-9759, by e-mail at or by fax at 636-257-7003. Gene has spent considerable time at the University and will be a great source of information for you to start learning about continuing your career with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Kind Regards, Carolyn Runowicz, M.D. Director, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.