Assistant/Associate Professor, Term Tenure Track

MD Anderson
Houston, Texas (US)
May 15 2017
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Term Tenure Track

The Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting a Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, term tenure-track. We are seeking a faculty member interested in conducting research in the area of immunoprevention. High priority areas include viral and non-viral vaccine development and testing, cell-based immunoprevention strategies, or studies of immune modulating drugs to prevent cancer, especially, colon, pancreas, ovarian, breast, prostate, or lung cancer. The successful candidate will conduct basic, translational, and/or clinical research to understand how to harness and boost the immune system to prevent cancer.

The Clinical Cancer Prevention Department is a multidisciplinary department whose members conducts basic, translational, and cancer prevention clinical research, and provides clinical cancer prevention services and education. The mission of the department is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through multifaceted cancer prevention approaches on the local, national and international levels.    Department members are encouraged to develop studies testing novel early detection strategies, risk assessment methods, or novel cancer preventive interventions. Successful candidates will have the opportunity for generous support through an institutional start-up package, pilot grant programs, SPORE grant programs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and through multi-investigator NCI-funded programs such as the PREVENT program that supports preclinical prevention research, or the Cancer Prevention Consortium that supports cancer prevention clinical trials.  Additional support is available through the Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Population Research through pilot grants, fellowship training grants, and MD Anderson’s Moonshot program.

Competitive candidates should have a background and interest in immunology and/or immune-based cancer prevention. Previous grant writing experience required and existing portable grant funding is preferred.  This laboratory-based Ph.D. investigator should be focused on research to develop novel cancer prevention strategies to modulate the immune system with small molecules, immune regulators, or vaccines. This investigator will greatly enhance our cancer prevention program within the department. Current areas of strength include colon, pancreas, breast, and prostate cancer prevention research.  

Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with support for clinical and/or laboratory research programs.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Powel Brown, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair

Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention – Unit 1360

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

PO Box 301439, Houston, Texas  77230-4679


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