April 30, 2014:

The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big Ten CRC) is accepting applications for executive officer.

This is an exciting time for the consortium, with several clinical trial working groups (CTWGs) meeting regularly, three LOIs approved, and numerous concepts under discussion. The executive officer will be instrumental in the continued success of the Big Ten CRC, and the position offers a unique career opportunity for the candidate.

Candidates must be faculty members at Big Ten CRC member institutions.

The executive officer will serve as an advocate and leader for the consortium by engaging with pharmaceutical partners, key leaders in the consortium, and the administrative headquarters in Indianapolis. The position will require 20 percent of the candidate’s time.


Interested candidates should submit an application to the Big Ten CRC administrative headquarters (ATTN: Zoe Holt at zholt@bigtencrc.org) no later than 5 p.m. EDT on May 16, 2014.

The application will consist of the following items:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • Personal statement from the applicant explaining his or her unique qualifications and desire to serve in this role (no more than 1 page)
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s cancer center director

About the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium: The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium creates a unique team-research culture to drive science rapidly from ideas to treatment-changing paradigms. Within this innovative environment, today’s research leaders collaborate with and mentor the research leaders of tomorrow with the unified goal of improving the lives of all patients with cancer.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions provide in excess of $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, and will add men’s and women’s lacrosse as the 27th and 28th official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.