Director, Breast Medical Oncology

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Aug 29, 2021
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Job Description

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 #9 Best Hospital in Cancer in 2021-2022, Cedars-Sinai Cancer is seeking a Director who will focus on breast cancer and the development of translational research and clinical trials for the treatment of this disease.


Cedars-Sinai Cancer invites applications for Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Associate or Professor level to lead our Breast Medical Oncology team. The Director will have programmatic, clinical, administrative, academic and research leadership responsibilities for the program. The Director will lead the development and sustainment of a diverse clinical research portfolio, including investigator-initiated, cooperative group and industry trials through collaboration with basic scientists and translational researchers. The Director will collaborate with other faculty within the Division of Medical Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Cancer, and participate intensely in educational, research, and community outreach and engagement activities that are in alignment with departmental/divisional and Cedars-Sinai Cancer priorities.


Staffed by knowledgeable and specialized clinicians and research personnel, the breast oncology team is committed to best-in-class patient care, innovative research, and ongoing education in breast oncology. Our team is comprised of a dedicated group of medical surgical and radiation oncologist clinician investigators and physician-scientists working together to advance research efforts related to breast oncology.


Are you right for this role? A successful candidate has:

  • an interest and success in breast oncology
  • expertise in breast cancer research
  • a demonstrated ability to work with and lead, among a diverse group of colleagues, organizations and leaders, and
  • an ability to independently design and execute creative, high-quality clinical trials in a healthcare setting
  • a proven track record of peer reviewed extramural funding
  • an extensive publication record in peer reviewed journals
  • a track record of high-quality teaching and mentoring at the graduate level


 In this role, you will:

  • Provides patient care services with a focus in breast cancer
  • Oversee the programmatic, clinical, administrative, academic and research aspects of the Breast Oncology program with partners in Surgical and Radiation Oncology
  • Develop a Breast Cancer research program that extends across our enterprise health system
  • Contributes to cancer therapeutic guidelines
  • Focusing in breast cancer, the position will build on the reputation and clinical trials portfolio
  • Develops new and innovative research programs that will serve to improve cancer outcomes in the field of breast cancer
  • Conceives, prepares, and submits grant and contract proposals as principal investigator to support a cancer research program in breast cancer
  • Participates as Investigator or Co-Investigator on research studies
  • Obtains extramural funding for research projects and/or clinical trials
  • Participates in center activities including speaking engagements, committee appointments and public or community outreach opportunities
  • Participates and contributes to the education and teaching initiatives of Cedars-Sinai Cancer



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • MD degree required
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Board certification in the subspecialty of Medical Oncology.
  • Published author of peer-reviewed articles and/or proven abilities to serve as principal investigator.
  • A track record of excellence in clinical research, teaching, patient care, and administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and mentorship skills
  • A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation

Application Details

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


We seek applications from exceptional investigators conducting research on cancer in the context of lifestyle and metabolic risk factors.


Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter as well as names of three references to Karen Reckamp, MD MS at Cedars-Sinai Cancer c/o


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