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Assistant Prof or Associate Prof/MD-Department of Clinical Genetics Fox Chase Cancer Center (222359)

Temple Health Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Mar 11, 2023

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Faculty Member
Full Time

The Department of Clinical Genetics of Fox Chase Cancer Center invites applications for a full-time assistant professor or associate professor position. Applicants should have a clinical background in medical oncology with interest/training in Clinical Cancer Genetics and Cancer Risk Assessment. In the clinical setting, this individual will practice in weekly disease-specific medical oncology clinics, a weekly high-risk clinic as well as genetic counseling results disclosures in conjunction with our genetic counseling staff. 

Our Risk Assessment Program was established in 1991 as one of the first in the nation to offer comprehensive services aimed at personalizing cancer risk estimation, prevention, and early diagnosis. Since that time, our high[1]volume clinical program has expanded beyond main campus operations with weekly genetic counseling appointments offered at our Buckingham, East Norriton, and Temple main sites, which is supported by our 6 genetic counselors.

Our program also includes high-risk screening clinics that offer long-term follow up care for those at risk for breast, gastrointestinal, ovarian, prostate, and other cancer risks that are run by our department faculty and 3 advanced practice providers. The department has a long-standing commitment to research.

For this position, the applicant would be encouraged and supported to have their own and/or collaborative research in their respective oncology disease site as well as in the areas of prevention, molecular genetics, behavioral science, or epidemiology/outcomes. Active research opportunities are ongoing and available to faculty in several areas, including the Fox Chase RAP prospective database, which includes over 10,000 families and over 2,000 mutation carriers, the NCI-Breast Cancer Family Registry, a Lynch syndrome registry of over 200 families, the Prostate Risk Assessment Program registry of men at high risk of prostate cancer, including well-curated survey and bio-specimens on over 850 male participants, chemoprevention research and basic science laboratory collaboration, including a recently funded Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program (CAP-IT) Center (U54) for development or targeted therapies in hereditary cancer risk.

Our program also actively participates in hereditary cancer risks guideline committees and educational committees through the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and others. Applicants should be eligible for a Pennsylvania medical license and should have completed an approved US hematology/oncology fellowship program. 

MD-LIC - PA Medical Physician License (Required) or DO-LIC - PA Osteopathic Physician (Required)
BC - Board Certification (Required)

Your Tomorrow is Here!

Temple Health is a dynamic network of outstanding hospitals, specialty centers, and physician practices that is advancing the fight against disease, pushing the boundaries of medical science, and educating future healthcare professionals.  Temple Health consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), Fox Chase Cancer Center, TUH-Jeanes Campus, TUH-Episcopal Campus, TUH-Northeastern Campus, Temple Physicians, Inc., and Temple Transport Team.  Temple Health is proudly affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

To support this mission, Temple University Health System is continuously recruiting top talent to join its diverse, 10,000 strong workforce that fosters a healthy, safe and productive environment for its patients, visitors, students and colleagues alike.  At Temple Health, your tomorrow is here!

As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years.  Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.

At Fox Chase, we consider defeating cancer to be our calling. Our unique culture allows employees to work collaboratively with a single, shared focus, regardless of which department they’re in.

It’s essential for us to recruit not only the best talent in hospital care, but hire well-qualified prospective employees who are committed to serving our patients with the passion and excellence for which Fox Chase is known. Apply today to be part of the future of prevailing over cancer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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