Join our cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a
transformational period of growth and help us achieve our goal of
becoming a top tier nationally recognized Cancer Center. Ranked by
US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer in
2020-2021, Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking an accomplished academic
liver oncology leader for the position of Director, Liver Cancer
Are you a scientist leader ready to drive the liver cancer
research efforts of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer during an exciting
period of growth? Join us and together we will establish a
first-rate multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Program. An endowed chair
will be provided to the holder of this position.
Are you right for this role? We are looking for a leader who has
• proven track record of peer-reviewed liver cancer relevant
• extensive publication record in high impact peer-reviewed
• successful track record of developing innovative research
• successful leadership experience in division, program or
institute (of an NCI Designated Cancer Center)
Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter as
well as names of three references to Dr. Dan Theodorescu c/o
Cedars-Sinai seeks to find, develop and retain the best clinical
and research faculty. We promote excellence through diversity and
encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, M/F/Vets/Disabled
The Director of Liver Cancer Research will partner with the
Surgical and Medical Directors of Liver Cancer and lead the Liver
Cancer Program collaboratively. The Director will establish
first-rate multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Research and lead the
development of research and educational programs by working
collaboratively and bringing together researchers across the Cedars
Sinai Health System.
The Director will develop and lead a comprehensive translational
research program to study the pathophysiology of and to prevent,
detect or treat primary and metastatic liver cancers. Of note is
our specific interest in Asian and Hispanic populations in our
catchment area and their higher rates of liver cancer. The Director
must create a scientific culture and environment that promote the
submission of research grants by Liver Cancer Program members and
participate with the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Director in securing
philanthropic support for the program. The Director will also be
responsible for identifying, promoting and mentoring young
investigators in liver cancer research.
In this role, you will:
• Develop a vision for a comprehensive research program to
conduct basic, prevention, and translational research in liver
• Promote the success for obtaining external support through
NIH, foundations, biotech/pharma and other extramural agencies for
• Work with the Directors of Cedars-Sinai Cancer and of the
Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and other
stakeholders as needed to recruit faculty focused on basic,
prevention and translational liver cancer research.
• Advise and foster participation by interested and qualified
trainees in relevant research areas.
• Identify and promote the mentoring of young investigators in
liver cancer research.
• Train research fellows and laboratory staff in both
translational and basic sciences in liver cancer.
• Develop and/or contribute to the development of training
programs in liver cancer related sciences with institutional
• Establish a leadership team composed of the Liver Cancer
Research Director, leaders in Hepatology, Medical Oncology,
Hepatobiliary-Surgical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.
• Work with the Medical and Surgical Directors of the Liver
Cancer Program to organize, implement and direct fiscally
responsible research and educational programs in liver cancer.
• Work with the Director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer in securing
philanthropic support for the program and marketing the program
throughout the loco-regional and national/international
• Ten or more years’ experience in liver diseases research
(basic, prevention or translational)
• PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent from an accredited
• For MD and MD/PhD, Board Certification in Internal Medicine,
Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Radiation Oncology or
Pathology by the corresponding American Board or the equivalent.
Ability to obtain an unrestricted California medical license as
• National or international prominence in liver cancer research,
with outstanding peer-reviewed publications, proven abilities as
Principal Investigator and mentor.
• Demonstrated ability to obtain and sustain federal funding
(NIH, NSF, DOD, etc.)
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