Richmond, Virginia (US)
Up to $60,000
March 29 2018
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Department of Human and Molecular Genetics (HMG), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) in Richmond, Virginia are undergoing expansion in the areas of cancer and neurodegeneration. Research that focuses on current genomic discoveries in medicine with an emphasis on translating these findings into improved approaches for diagnosis and treatment of human diseases are areas of high priority of this initiative.

HMG/VIMM is seeking an Instructor (non-tenure track).  The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree and a minimum of three years of postdoctoral training in state of the art molecular biological techniques and animal disease models relevant to prostate cancer development and progression and neuroblastoma. In particular, we seek an investigator studying the role of specific cancer pro-metastatic genes in the development of neuroblastoma and viral-based therapy of cancer. Experience in intracranial tumor development and applications of therapeutic approaches for treating neuroblastoma cancer and viral therapy of cancer in animals is essential. Evidence of previous research productivity as exemplified by high-impact publications in peer-reviewed journals in the area of neuroblastoma and viral-based therapy of cancer is required.  We expect the incumbent to work on collaborative projects, including prostate cancer and neuroblastoma, ongoing projects in the VIMM, and to also work toward developing an independent research program. 

Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.  Interested candidates must apply online at by providing a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an outline of research interests and future research directions, and contact information for three to four references.   Review of applications will begin March 30, 2018.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.