Medical Oncologist, Experimental Therapeutics

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • May 31, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Join us as Medical Oncologist, Experimental Therapeutics.

Join Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth and be a part of our mission to solve unmet needs in cancer by studying populations we are uniquely positioned to address, through serving the diverse population of Los Angeles, and then translating discoveries to global impacts. We are seeking a Medical Oncologist who will focus on the development of translational research and clinical trials for medical oncology as a key leader in the Experimental Therapeutics Program.

The selected candidate will play a supporting role in advancing our research efforts and translating scientific discoveries into novel treatments for cancer patients. The medical oncologist is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Experimental Therapeutics Program of Cedars-Sinai Cancer including guiding the Phase I Unit and all inpatient and outpatient Phase I oncology clinical research. The medical oncologist will oversee and focus on translational and early development studies and will play a major role in developing clinical research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC.) The medical oncologist will collaborate with CSMC and Cedars-Sinai (CS) Cancer colleagues to develop the highest-level early phase developmental therapy research to demonstrate improved outcomes for patients.

The selected candidate will have programmatic, clinical, administrative, academic and research oversight of the program, while maintaining an oncology practice within a specialty focus area. The medical oncologist will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across Cedars-Sinai Cancer. The selected candidate will also participate in educational, research, community outreach and engagement activities that are in alignment with departmental/divisional and Cedars-Sinai Cancer priorities. 

The successful candidate has the following:
•    Five years of experience in Phase I clinical trial design and execution, with a track record of publications and presentations in the field. 
•    A track record of, and dedication to, excellence in patient care.
•    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, organizations and leaders.
•    Eligible for appointment to the Associate Professor or Professor rank in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Professoriate. 
•    Board certification in Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Medical Oncology or Hematology.
•    Unrestricted California medical license as Physician.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their CV and a cover letter addressed to Karen Reckamp, MD at 

About Cedars-Sinai Cancer

At Cedars-Sinai Cancer, we offer state-of-the-art treatments, experimental therapies, next-generation research and cutting-edge clinical trials for over 60 types of cancer at more than

10 locations throughout Greater Los Angeles. Patients turn to us because they know our progress is their progress, and our strides forward are their success.


Our rapidly expanding, vertically integrated health system is a central destination for the integration of revolutionary advances into daily clinical practice. We see over 7,600 new cancer cases each year, creating customized, coordinated care plans that fit each patient’s unique needs.


About Cedars-Sinai

Ranked #1 in California* and on the “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for eight years in a row, we are a national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare that encompasses primary care as well as specialized medicine and conducting research that leads to lifesaving discoveries and innovations. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching, and community service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.


At Cedars-Sinai, we are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve.




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Community Outreach

A commitment to meeting the community's health needs has been a defining quality of Cedars-Sinai since the beginning - from the opening of the 12-bed Kaspare Cohn Hospital in Angeleno Heights in 1902 to what is now a world-renowned, nonprofit academic medical center with 915 licensed beds.

Academic Research

Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a top 10 academic medical center for NIH funding with over $230M in extramural research grant funding. As the largest academic medical center in the western United States, Cedars-Sinai is also training the next generation of physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals. Physicians and scientists at Cedars-Sinai are actively engaged in translational research to bring medical advancements directly from the laboratory to the bedside.


Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other incentive programs for our employees.  The total pay range shown takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors.  This total pay range includes any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. We also offer a comprehensive faculty benefits package.
Pay Range: $383,776 - $680,090 total cash compensation.