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Moores Cancer Center, Deputy Director (Ladder Rank/In-Res)

Position overview

Position title: Moores Cancer Center, Deputy Director
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $250,000-$450,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: June 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences is committed to academic excellence, and to enhancing access, inclusion, and success of our diverse faculty, staff, and students. The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is embarking on a new trajectory to leverage its significant research and clinical strength which is embedded in an environment that values innovation and collaboration. We intend to re-envision how we prevent, detect, and treat cancer to improve the lives of cancer patients and the communities we serve. With a robust commitment from UCSD executive leadership, attractive resources across the MCC/UCSD, an exciting San Diego biotech environment, and a new Cancer Center Director leading a dynamic new senior leadership team, we seek a Deputy Director to fill a key leadership role as we launch the next era of impact by the Moores Cancer Center.

This position is responsible for, in collaboration with the Cancer Center Director and Associate Directors, the strategic vision, long term planning, direction and overall accountability of the of the Cancer Center’s research enterprise, with a focus on the translational, and clinical research activities of MCC. The Deputy Director will also represent the Director and Moores Cancer Center and UC San Diego in multiple campus-wide, statewide and national organizations.

The successful candidate will bring excellent academic, research, and collaborative skills to this position. The UCSD Moores Cancer Center seeks a dynamic, collaborative faculty leader to coordinate and expand the national prominence of our clinical-research portfolio across the MCC Consortium (including San Diego State University, a Hispanic-serving university, and the La Jolla Institute of Immunology, a powerhouse of basic immunology research).

The Deputy Director will foster and expand clinical research studies and trials and conversely, bring clinical study results and clinical care observations to population and laboratory scientists for further exploration.

The Deputy Director will be responsible to play a leading role, along with the MCC Director, in the recruitment of promising and established faculty members (both clinician scientists and researchers) to achieve the MCC’s goals, in alignment with its strategic plan. It is anticipated that the Deputy Director will focus on strategic hires in the areas of (but not limited to) immunology, novel therapeutics, precision oncology, and other areas of oncology research and patient care.

This important senior leadership position will be funded for 20% effort, up to the NIH cap, by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. The MCC Director will augment effort and resources devoted to clinical research and novel therapeutic trials through current and planned institutional/philanthropic funds.

Application materials must be submitted through the UC San Diego online application system.

The appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience. The series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank.
A link to the full descriptions of each series is listed below:

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Candidates must have an MD or equivalent or MD, PhD in health related fields.
• 10+ years track record of extensive oncology clinical trial and translational research experience
• Proven extramural funding in clinical and translational research and clinical trials
• 7+ years of experience in mentorship and training in oncology clinical and translational research
• 5+ years of demonstrated experience working with industry on oncology translation
• 5+ years of experience working part of a collaborative executive leadership team

Preferred qualifications

Ten+ years of demonstrated leadership experience in cancer research leadership within an NCI-designated cancer center.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Interest

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • COVID 19 Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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