Tumor Microenvironment and Invasion Program

Syracuse, New York
Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications
April 20 2017
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Life Sciences, Other
Organization Type


Under a multi-year plan of growth and expansion, SUNY Upstate Medical University is committed to hiring the best talent to contribute to translational research programs toward its goal of NCI-designation of its

Upstate Cancer Center. SUNY Upstate, located in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center and largest employer in Central New York.

The Upstate Health System serves a 17-county region and includes the Upstate University Hospitals, the region’s only children's Hospital, and many affiliated sites. The Upstate Cancer Center opened in 2014 and provides patients with outstanding multidisciplinary care and clinical trial options. The educational mission of the University is supported by its colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies. The campus’ newest facilities include a dedicated Neuroscience Research building and a biotech accelerator. State-of-the-art facilities and services include:

a Molecular Analysis Core for next generation sequencing; high-end microscopy cores; flow cytometry; proteomics; tissue procurement and services; and animal services, including small animal irradiation and imaging. Major research programs at the Upstate Cancer Center include: Tumor Microenvironment and Invasion; Developmental Cancer Therapeutics and Drug Screening; Translational Program in Urological Cancers; Translational Program In Hematological Malignancies; and Translational Program In Lifetime Survivorship.

SUNY Upstate is located in Syracuse, NY, a diverse and affordable metropolitan area with easy access to vacation areas and within driving distance to major population centers on the East Coast.The campus is on the dynamic “University Hill” adjacent to Syracuse University, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the Syracuse VA Medical Center.  Details of the programs, including mission and programmatic focus,   can be found at www.upstate.edu/cancer/research

The hiring plan includes strengthening the Upstate Cancer Center research focus areas by recruiting talented investigators with established funding. Qualified outstanding early- career candidates will also be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor tenure-track positions; rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful applicants at the Associate or Full Professor levels must have a demonstrated record of achievements in cancer research, as well as established funding. Qualifications include MD, PhD, or MD/PhD; special consideration will be given to physician scientists. All topics of cancer research will be considered, with preference on the current research areas of the Upstate Cancer Center. New hires will have a joint appointment in basic research and clinical departments and an affiliation with the Upstate Cancer Center. Specific positions are as follows:

Tumor Microenvironment and Invasion Program welcomes applicants working on mechanisms of cancer invasion and tumor-stromal interactions with a focus on breast, brain, pancreatic and prostate cancer. Interest areas include: cell adhesion and migration, stromal matrix, cancer-associated fibroblasts and macrophages, tumor vascularization, tumor immuno-biology, mechanobiology, protein trafficking, metaloproteinases in cancer invasion, and cell cycle regulation. Position # 047299

How to apply

All applicants should email a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and summary of research accomplishments and plans to: ccsearch@upstate.edu. Applicants for Assistant Professor should also make arrangements for three letters of reference. Inquiries can be addressed to: Chair, SUNY Upstate Cancer Center Faculty Search Committee at ccsearch@upstate.edu (postal address 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, New York 13210). Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

At SUNY Upstate Medical University we strive to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty members with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values.We are committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.

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