Joel and Arlene Lee Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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October 10 2017
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Joel and Arlene Lee Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research
Pancreatic Cancer Program and the Department of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Surgery and the Pancreatic Cancer Program are recruiting a nationally recognized basic scientist for the newly established “Joel and Arlene Lee Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research”. This individual should have an established record of research as evidenced by publications and an active research program. This position is being recruited at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

The MCW Pancreatic Cancer Program consists of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team with active investigation in the areas of chemokine signaling, epigenetics, and experimental therapeutics. The program has developed a longitudinal, comprehensive, and clinically annotated biorepository which includes blood and tissue samples, as well as a rapid autopsy program and a high-risk screening clinic. Our Pancreatic Cancer Program is characterized by a collaborative and synergistic interaction between our scientists and the clinical team which includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, as well as unique expertise in pathology, radiology, and interventional gastroenterology. The clinical program is high volume and has a strong portfolio of clinical trials in the neoadjuvant, locally advanced, and metastatic disease setting, including phase I clinical trials and drug development.

MCW is a private, freestanding medical school that is widely respected as an academic center of excellence for the education and training of physicians and scientists, the development of graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, basic and translational research, and distinction in multidisciplinary clinical programs. MCW is ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 academic research institutions.
Milwaukee and the surrounding communities form a large, multicultural metropolitan area on the western shore of Lake Michigan with many excellent opportunities for education, a large variety of cultural activities, including Summerfest, the nation’s largest music festival. Milwaukee is home to many large corporations, from Harley Davidson to Promentis Pharmaceuticals, as well as the Brewers and the Bucks. Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, is an easy, Sunday drive from the city.

MCW provides excellent compensation and a competitive benefits package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to Wendy Behrs in the Department of Surgery ( or contact any of the following directly:

Douglas Evans (
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Raul Urrutia (
Professor and Director, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center
Gwen Lomberk (
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Research, Department of Surgery
Susan Tsai (
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Volkan Adsay (
Professor, Department of Pathology