Program announcements that may be related to cancer and aging research


Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-18-011.html

Developing Biomarkers for Trastuzumab-induced Cardiotoxicity (R30)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-17-006.html

Notice of NCI's Participation on PA-17-226, Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-17-055.html

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-225.html

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-226.html

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-315.html

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-321.html

Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-344.html

Conference Grants to Advance Collaborative Research on Aging Biology (R13)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-265.html

Symptom Management for Patients with Advanced Illness - Cycle 2 2017
http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/symptom-management-patients-advanced-illness-cycle-2-2017

Job opportunities related to cancer and aging research


  1. Georgetown is conducting a national search for several positions in aging research as part of a new initiative. There are opportunities for researchers across several aging-related fields, clinical researchers, and post-docs. There are also opportunities for leadership for more senior candidates. More information can be found here.
  2. The University of Rochester School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Aging is conducting a national search for an Associate Chief for Research to build a robust interdisciplinary program of study that spans the Division and links it to related centers of academic excellence across the University. More information can be found here.
  3. Moffitt’s Senior Adult Oncology Program is expanding! We received approval to hire a junior clinical investigator at the Assistant Professor level. We put together a really nice package to help you flourish as a budding clinical researcher. If you are at the end of your fellowship or already in your Assistant Professorship (some credit for years can be given), and are passionate about geriatric oncology research, send us your CV! Details in the flyer attached. Or go online at HealthcareSource Job Search.
  4. Research Faculty Position in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego:

    We seek an MD and/or PhD to conduct aging research. Multiple opportunities for collaborative research will be available. The division wishes to increase the number of faculty who conduct research in a broad array of aging-focused topic areas. Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD and ability to make original and significant contributions to a research program.
    The candidate must have an active and innovative research program. The successful candidates will be expected to 1) demonstrate and maintain a high quality, extramurally-funded research program, 2) maintain professional competence by participating in our clinical programs (if a clinician), 3) demonstrate excellence in the teaching of medical and/or graduate students, 4) provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage, and 5) contribute to the maintenance of a collegial and collaborative academic environment.

    Clinician applicants must have a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics or similar certification for other clinical disciplines and must be eligible for a California medical license or other pertinent clinical license.

    The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

    Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. Series will be determined by the successful candidate’s skills and qualifications. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

    Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01373.

    If you are interested in this position please provide your CV and a statement of interest and send to:

    Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF
    Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine
    Chief, Division of Geriatrics
    Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0665
    San Diego, CA 92093
    PH: 858-246-2449 (direct line)
    Fax: 858-822-6151
    alisonmoore@ucsd.edu
    http://geriatrics.ucsd.edu
  5. The American Cancer Society is seeking a candidate with 20+ years of experience to lead the American Cancer Society’s Behavioral Research Center (BRC) in Atlanta, GA. This is a Vice President position reporting to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Otis Brawley, who will lead a group of 5 PhD level scientists and 4 Master’s level scientists.

    The BRC conducts behavioral/social research on cancer prevention, screening, and survivorship--the current portfolio focuses on smoking cessation, quality of life, aging, health equity and online intervention development, implementation, and dissemination. More information can be found at: https://jobs.cancer.org/job/atlanta/vp-behavioral-research-center/79/4856885.