Full Researcher / Professor Cancer Genetics

San Juan, Puerto Rico
We offer a generous recruitment package.
January 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Position Description

The Division of Cancer Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a highly motivated, Full Researcher/Professor who is conducting cutting-edge basic and translational research in Cancer Genetics to join a growing team of diverse and dynamic researchers devoted to conduct Cancer Biology Research as well as the development of novel and effective therapeutics for cancer. The position is part of the on-going recruitment effort in the area of Cancer Genetics in alignment with our strategic vision to develop a robust Genetics Program. Appointees will be expected to develop independent and collaborative grant-funded research programs, and will have a research program in cancer genetics focusing in cell and developmental biology, DNA repair, human and mouse cancer genetics and genomics. We offer a generous recruitment package, state-of-the-art facilities and competitive graduate and post-doctoral training programs. Outstanding candidates, with proven track record for scientific excellence, at any of these levels or working at the interface of some are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.

The ideal candidate will be driven by biological questions in cancer genetics. The candidate should have a strong background in cancer genetics/epigenetics and should be familiar with a variety of experiment methods that she/he can use to address major questions in the field. This person should have a track-record of high-impact publications and should be able to demonstrate that they have led independent research projects that can be used to establish a research program and apply for successful extramural funding. Academic rank will be provided by the University of Puerto Rico Cancer Institute and opportunity for clinical appointment and practice will be available at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital. 

The application package should indicate in the subject line which position the application is for, and should include, in a single file: (1) Cover Letter outlining relevance of research experience and interests to position description, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) Statement of current and proposed research plan (three page maximum) to be directly sent to: empleo@cccupr.org and  ecaraballo@cccupr.org.

Please submit applications early to ensure consideration for this priority recruitment. Applications will be evaluated and reviewed as received.

The University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.