Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts, a world-renowned adult and pediatric cancer institution, is seeking a dynamic leader and accomplished nurse scientist for the position of Director of The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services (Cantor Center).
Established in 2001, the Cantor Center has a strong infrastructure to conduct research focused on the patient/family experience of living with and beyond cancer, with an emphasis on symptoms, interventions, and outcomes.
The Director, who is a member of the DFCI Nurse Executive Board and the DFCI Committee for Clinical Research, is a Nurse Scientist with both administrative and scientific duties. He/she is responsible for carrying out the Cantor Center's mission to promote nursing scholarship and evidence-based practice, while collaborating with clinical, educational, and research faculty and staff at DFCI and its affiliated clinical and scientific community. The Director is expected to maintain at least one program of research relevant to oncology as an independent principal investigator as well as serving as a team member and co-investigator on collaborative studies. This research is consistent with the mission of the Cantor Center: to reduce the burden of cancer through scholarly inquiry and rigorous research focused on the patient/family experience of living with a predisposition to, a diagnosis of, or survivorship of, cancer. The Director will maintain high standards of scientific and ethical integrity, in addition to maintaining excellence in professional scholarship through dissemination of research findings with professional presentations and peer-review publications. The Director will also serve as a mentor to other Cantor Center staff, NPCS staff and trainees to promote their research, development and scholarship and will collaborate with nursing peers to support practicing nurses in evidence based practice and scholarly inquiry at DFCI.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Magnet designated institution since 2005, is part of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, one of the country's largest NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, the abundant resources of this research-intensive, state-of-the-art oncology care facility are available to the successful applicant. Formal networking and joint appointments with schools of nursing in the area promote a community of cancer nursing scholars with opportunities for collaboration. The Cantor Center Director is also eligible for faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.
Qualifications of the successful applicant are as follows:
DNSc, ScD or PhD in Nursing or health related field
At least 5 years of leadership in nursing science or health care science
National/international reputation as a nursing researcher, scholar, and leader
Leadership experience in directing a nursing research center or comparable academic leadership experience
History of research funding success: Current NIH/R01 funding preferred
Strong publication record in peer-review journals
Solid knowledge of research design and methods
Research focus is oncology or relevant broader field, i.e. disparities, patient safety, or quality of life
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and is an demonstrated effective collaborator and team player
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, desirable
Please send a CV and cover letter to: Anne H. Gross, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, DFCI. Email all materials to Grace Chung: email@example.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.