Job ID: 289276825  |  Last Updated: 9/24/2018

Associate Director of Clinical Research

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Hershey, PA
Applicant Contact
Greg Emerick
(717) 531-4725
(717) 531-4021

Job Description

Associate Director for Clinical Research, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute seeks an Associate Director of Clinical Research to provide executive oversight, management and planning of clinical research. The Associate Director will direct and guide future growth of cancer clinical research, including: recruiting additional faculty, growing the NCI-funded research portfolio, seeking other sources of extramural support, expanding community engagement, and integrating the Cancer Institutes activities and priorities into the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute for Personalized Medicine. The Associate Director is responsible for collaboration, mentoring of junior faculty and growth of clinical research, including protocol development, activation, and accrual (particularly therapeutic and investigator-initiated trial accrual). Preference will be given to candidates with a MD or equivalent but those with a terminal doctoral degree in a clinical science will be considered. Clinicians must be Board Eligible/Board Certified. Salary level, total compensation, and start-up package will be highly competitive.

The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute serves 4.5 million people in central PA and has over 150 open clinical trials being conducted in a state-of-the-art 178,000 square foot clinical and research facility that opened in 2009.

Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, we offer a great place to live, work, play, and learn. Known as the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, Hersheys community is rich in history and offers a diverse culture. Were conveniently located a short distance from major cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, Baltimore, and Washington DC. Our local neighborhoods boast a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city rich in theater, arts, and culture. Were proud of our community involvement and encourage you to learn more about our organization by visiting our website at

For immediate consideration, send your CV and cover letter to:

Shiyoko Cothren, MHA
Associate Director for Administration
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
500 University Drive, CH72
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed Level I regional trauma center. As Central Pennsylvanias only academic medical center and home to Penn State Hershey Childrens Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine, we are looked to as a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases. We have earned ANCC Magnet Recognition, which confirms our commitment to provide a professional environment that supports staff development and quality patient care.

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