Professor/Associate Professor in Prostate Cancer Research

Lerner Research Institute (LRI)
Cleveland, Ohio
December 22 2016

Professor/Associate Professor in
Prostate Cancer Research
Department of Cancer Biology
Lerner Research Institute (LRI)

The Department of Cancer Biology is recruiting a prostate cancer researcher with strong translational interests at the professor or associate professor level. The position offers an exceptional opportunity to translate basic discoveries to the clinic by collaboration with outstanding clinical programs. The Prostate Cancer Research Center of Excellence, directed by Nima Sharifi and Eric Klein, is a multidisciplinary group of investigators who seek to define the underlying clinical and biochemical behavior of the lethal form of prostate cancer and identify new treatment strategies.

The Department has 12 primary faculty involved in basic and translational research, investigating cancers of blood, brain, breast, colon/rectum, as well as prostate. Prostate research includes (1) identifying prostate cancer metabolic phenotypes that confer treatment resistance; (2) novel therapeutic approaches involving poly(ADP)ribose modification and modulation of the DNA damage response; (3) determining functional impact of abnormal DNA methylation on prostate cancer biology; and (4) defining how molecular heterogeneity in androgen receptor transcriptional output translates into receptor action. Research across the department includes cell signaling, DNA damage and repair, tumor suppressor genes, novel targets, histone modification, cell cycle control, developmental therapeutics, drug resistance, invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis, tumor microenvironment, and innate defenses against viruses and cancer.

Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD; grant support; and an accomplished research program in prostate cancer. The successful applicant will receive generous start-up funds and joint appointment in Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute (part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center) and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Candidates should e-mail a CV, summary of research interests, and 3 references to Vanessa Peris ,

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