University of Iowa Health Care is currently seeking a dynamic, accomplished leader with a passion for advancing cancer medicine and discovery to serve as the next Director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center. The Director will be responsible for supporting and integrating basic, translational, clinical and population research to accelerate scientific discovery. The new Director will also prioritize effective delivery of innovative and superior care to cancer patients throughout our catchment area defined as the state of Iowa, and assure synergy among the clinical, research, educational and outreach missions of the HCCC. The Director will manage the financial resources and serve as the Cancer Center’s primary contact with key stakeholders and opinion leaders, including potential donors. Additionally, the HCCC has critical partnerships with colleges throughout the University of Iowa. The Director will collaborate with many University of Iowa leaders to strengthen the overall cancer mission throughout the institution.
The ideal candidate will be eligible for appointment as a tenured professor, have an outstanding background in academic medicine, including a track record of world-class excellence in collaborative cancer research, medical education, and patient care. Involvement in an NCI designated cancer center and familiarity with the CCSG program including community outreach and engagement is essential.
The next Director will join UI Health Care at a pivotal time as the health care system grows to better serve the patients of Iowa. The Director will be expected to lead UI Health Care through successful NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center redesignation and will play a central role in the development of a cancer service line for the institution.
Internationally recognized physician and/or scientist leader MD, MD/PhD or PhD with a track record of accomplishments in cancer research and a deep understanding of basic, translational, clinical and population-based science. This should include leadership experience at the national level with a track record of successful networking across the national cancer center community.
Senior leader within academic medicine Previous successful senior leadership role in oncological science within academic medicine at an NCI designated cancer center. Familiarity with the NCI-cancer center core grant is essential. Demonstrated managerial and business acumen. Previous experience overseeing and successfully managing budgets and leading personnel. The ability to motivate a senior leadership team and provide the necessary guidance and direction to achieve strategic goals and navigate the complex financial pressures facing major research and health care delivery organizations.
Collaborative Clinical Care Expertise Previous experience overseeing or growing a high functioning collaborative cancer care environment within a medical center is desirable.
Faculty and Physician Development Demonstrated excellence in attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining world-class scientific, clinical and educational leaders and successful experience in program development encompassing team building, strategy setting and advancing scientific goals and programmatic funding.
Commitment to Advancing Screening Access across Iowa Strong record of advancing and modeling community outreach and engagement
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