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Moores Cancer Center Careers

The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 52 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center Business Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators.

Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement

The AD COE will foster bidirectional communication between MCC members and community stakeholders and community members in our catchment area. This communication is critical for our research efforts. To achieve this, the AD COE works directly with the Community Advisory Board, COE staff, community collaborators, and MCC members. The MCC AD COE will provide leadership to carry out a focused mission, vision, and strategy for COE that aligns with the MCC Strategic Plan and COE-related initiatives of UC San Diego Health, UC San Diego Health Sciences, the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, San Diego State University and the larger UC San Diego campus. 

Please see attached for the associated position description and requirements. Moores Cancer Center would like to encourage any interested faculty member to submit a Letter of Interest that includes your vision for the position as well as a recent CV to Xochitl Villanueva ( by Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Feel free to reach out to Seanne Falconer ( or either of the committee chairs directly with any questions.

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