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Director of Communications – Cancer Center

UI Cancer Center

Director of Communications – Cancer Center (Job ID #83157)
College of Medicine/Cancer Center
Academic Professional

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is embarking on a period of reorganization to become one of the nation’s leading innovative community-based cancer centers. The UI Cancer Center is seeking a Director of Communications to direct the organization’s internal and external communications and marketing activities.

This position will serve as the primary communications liaison, working with various partners across the University of Illinois System to expand the awareness of the center. Objectives will focus on elevating UI Cancer Center’s local, regional and national reputation through expanded media coverage, targeted marketing outreach and enhanced digital communications. The Director will use his or her writing, editing and communications skills and extensive media relations experience to elevate the UI Cancer Center’s position as an authority in a bench to community model through local and global partnerships. This includes all aspects of communications to increase the public’s knowledge about the importance of cancer research in the biology, early detection and screening, prevention, treatment and survivorship options.

As a Cancer Center focused on the underserved particularly in our community, the UI Cancer Center is deeply committed to the residents of our local communities, particularly those that are medically underserved.

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found online at:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 8 years of related experience required preferably in an Oncology unit or Cancer Center.
  • An understanding of clinical issues associated with oncology and clinical trials in a clinical research setting desired.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-media platforms including content writing, web development and social media is required. Must know how to leverage social media to promote content and have extensive experience with business-related posting on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Overnight travel (10-15%) to scientific conferences and other meetings within and outside the U.S required.

For fullest consideration apply by: 08/18/2017

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Clinical Research Quality Assurance & Education Specialist

UI Health Cancer Center

The UI Health Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a Clinical Research Quality Assurance & Education Specialist position.

This position develops and implements training programs for the UI Health Cancer Center. Training programs will include the basics of clinical research, institutional policy and procedure training, audit preparation, developing sponsor relationships, and facilitating disease indication training for non-clinical staff. Oversees the operational clinical research compliance functions for the UICC. Functions include protection of human subjects; monitoring and auditing oncology clinical research trials; research involving radiation, biorepositories, biohazards and controlled substances. This position participates in all aspects of research integrity, clinical research compliance and privacy initiatives, including workforce orientation, incident response & documentation, research compliance monitoring and investigations, educates stakeholders on research compliance topics, and supports policy and procedure development.

  • Lead by example in adherence of institutional research integrity and compliance policies and procedures, and enforce these policies and procedures consistently and objectively.
  • Develop a highly-structured QA effort spanning all cancer clinical research, to include conducting routine and for-cause internal audits and routinely monitor trials conducted in the Oncology Clinical Trials Office, including Investigator-Initiated, NCI National Clinical Trials Network, and industry sponsored trials. Leads the preparation for external audits.
  • Assess the performance of clinical research staff and faculty against regulations and best practices in clinical research conduct. This is performed through observation, data analysis, researching issues, conducting interviews, formally reporting findings, and making recommendations for corrective action across UIC and the Cancer Center.
  • Interpret and apply state and federal laws and guidelines including, but not limited to, GCP (Good Clinical Practice), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act), The Belmont Report, 42 CFR Part 50 & 45 CFR Part 94, Financial Conflict of Interest (FICO), HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health), Stark, anti-kickback, fraud waste and abuse and antitrust to assigned areas. Investigates complex privacy and compliance matters.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information related to patients, medical staff, employees, integrity issues, audits, and as appropriate, other information. Lead, develop, and maintain compliance project work plans, timelines, and milestones.
  • Demonstrate service excellence and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with others, including, patients, families, employees, managers, medical staff, volunteers, and community members, so that productivity and positive relations are maximized.
  • Maintain current knowledge of corporate and regional organizational structure, service areas, service lines, and facilities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of and consistently applies institutional policy and procedural standard to day-to-day interactions and responsibilities.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration or related field required.
  • Training and experience in clinical research/clinical research compliance/healthcare required.
  • Two years experience in a hospital or academic medical center setting, with principle responsibilities related to clinical research compliance and/or research education preferred.
  • Prior experience monitoring or auditing clinical trials required. Oncology experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal and State of Illinois regulations required.
  • Certification in healthcare compliance or research compliance highly preferred.
  • Understand/enforce institutional policies and procedures, conduct privacy and compliance investigations, identify instances of non-compliance and, as directed, document, report and manage instances of noncompliance to resolution.
  • Support and, as directed, lead compliance initiatives related to Conflict of Interest disclosure, new employee orientation, compliance monitoring, privacy breach, and compliance education.
  • Maintain objectivity, confidentiality, and independence when reviewing matters. May work with other senior level stakeholders across a variety of entities.
  • Possess research skills including ability to locate and analyze regulations, laws, legal documents, and contracts.
  • Possess analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.

For fullest consideration apply by: 08/11/2017

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Gilda’s Club Chicago – Patient Navigator (Bi-lingual)

Gilda's Club Chicago

Primary Duties

Gilda’s Club Chicago’s (GCC) Patient Navigator will provide Spanish and English language outreach to reach patients and family members impacted by breast cancer throughout Chicago. The individual will work in a number of individual hospitals which serve medically underserved individuals. S/he will work within the hospital to increase access to existing GCC programs in the hospital and community. Reporting to the Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives, the Patient Navigator operates in full compliance with Gilda’s Club Chicago’s program philosophy and provides efforts to expand membership and increase awareness of the Club’s mission while advancing the brand identity that Gilda’s Club Chicago has built. As a spokesperson for Gilda’s Club Chicago s/he represents the club in a way that is consistent with and supportive of Gilda’s Club Chicago’s overall strategic plan and vision. As part of the Program Staff the Patient Navigator will work collaboratively throughout the organization and the partner hospitals. The Patient Navigator will interface with patients and families, GCC participants, program staff, hospital professionals, volunteers and the community at large.

Position Summary

  • Bring awareness of the benefit of psychosocial support as an essential part of care for those impacted by cancer
  • Provide outreach to breast cancer patients where they receive treatment and referring them to GCC programs included, but not limited to, Open to Options, Navigating Your Life with Cancer, Support Groups and mind-body activities.
  • Refer patients and family members to appropriate community resources and distribute a cancer-referral resource guide in English and Spanish to provide a continuum of care.
  • Work with health care professionals to identify new opportunities to promote Gilda’s Club Chicago to patients and families.
  • Track the number of encounters and referrals made to GCC and other resources
  • Attend community events, such as health fairs and wellness event, to promote GCC’s program of support
  • Participate in GCC community activities and Clubhouse functions as appropriate.
  • Work with Outreach Volunteers, working in the African American, Latino and Faith communities, to represent Gilda’s Club Chicago at community events.
  • Track and report all grant related activities, including data collection, implementation of grant terms and reporting requirements.
  • Grant funded position, contingent on grant renewal

Education and Experience Requirements
The ideal candidate should have the following experience:

  •  High school degree or equivalent. 
  • Experience in outreach or community engagement 
  • Knowledge of community resources in the Latino and African American community 
  • Effective oral and written communicator 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, understanding and commitment to working with people impacted by cancer 
  • Ability to work a regular schedule with occasional nights or weekends required. 
  • Must have own transportation or ability to use public transportation (mileage reimbursement provided)

Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate will be:

  •  Committed to Gilda’s Club mission and excited about its growth and potential.
  •  A good listener
  •  A hard worker with a high energy level
  •  A highly organized individual who manages his/her time effectively and is skillful at multitasking. 
  • A motivated self-starter of integrity who is committed to service and excellence. 
  • A team player. 
  • Emotionally mature and self-confident, with professional demeanor, sound judgment and a good sense of humor. 
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking

Please Submit Resumes To:
Jeanette Santana Gonzalez
Program Manager, Latino and Community Initiatives Gilda’s Club Chicago

Apply by sending sending resume and cover letter to

Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Cancer Control and Survivorship: Assistant or Associate Professor (Team Science Track)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s (Lurie Cancer Center) Cancer Control and Survivorship (CCS) Program at Northwestern University invite applications for a full-time position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The Department, the Lurie Cancer Center and the CCS Program provide a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery in cancer survivors across the lifespan. MSS and the Lurie Cancer Center jointly provide a rich platform for research including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer-related studies, biostatistical and health informatics cores, expertise in multi-level assessment methods and technology implementation and collaborative relationships across Northwestern’s biomedical and life sciences campuses. Because an interdisciplinary, collaborative orientation is a defining element of the Department and the Cancer Center, both provide an ideal home for scholars whose work is collaborative, integrative and cuts across traditional content areas. The CCS program includes research themes that focus on behavioral and population science research, outcomes measurement, disparities research, quality of care, biobehavioral mechanisms, symptom management and behavioral interventions across the lifespan with exceptional opportunities for community-based and translational research.

We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to be part of a highly collaborative, translational and transformative research program and have research interests and expertise in patient centered outcomes research, with emphasis on assessment, clinical application of measurement science and/or behavioral and psychosocial interventions in cancer survivorship. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to, clinic- and e-Health-based measurement and intervention applications for distress and symptom burden, integration of such approaches in EHR platforms to facilitate continuity of care and improve patient centered outcomes, development and implementation of pragmatic and adaptive tailored interventions that are informed by state of the art and technology-based measurement approaches to deliver necessary precision care to optimize patient centered outcomes, and integration of assessment of patient centered outcomes, and intervention or patient centered outcome data analysis opportunities in the context of state of the art precision medicine activity within the Lurie Cancer Center’s novel therapeutics and genomic profiling programs.

For this team scientist position, we are seeking candidates with a strong collaborative orientation and a track record of significant scientific contributions as part of a translational team. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a history of extramural funding as PI and/or co-investigator roles. MSS, the CCS program and the Lurie Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute have a highly collaborative culture in which multiple investigators have opportunities to work in tandem on large-scale outcomes and team science research. Participation in MSS Departmental training activities and University service are also expected and valued. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full-time, continuing position. Start date is flexible.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Medical Social Sciences can be viewed at Information about the Cancer Center and the Cancer Survivorship Institute can be viewed at and Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and names of three references to Search Chair, Frank J. Penedo, PhD, Please reference search #P-140N-16 in the subject line of the email. Click here for more information.

Posting submitted by:
Frank J. Penedo, PhD
Roswell Park Professor
Departments of Medical Social Sciences, Psychology & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Program Leader, Cancer Control and Survivorship Research Program
Director, Cancer Survivorship Institute
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University