Fray F. Marshall, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Urology

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
salary is commensurate with experience
April 10 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Fray F. Marshall, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

The Department of Urology at Emory University and Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) are seeking applications for the appointment of the inaugural Fray F. Marshall, MD Chair and Scientific Director of Genito-urinary (GU) Oncology Research in the Winship Cancer Institute.

The Fray F. Marshall, MD Chair is supported by an endowment honoring Dr. Fray Marshall, esteemed leader in urological oncology who was the inaugural chairman of the Emory Department of Urology from 1998 until his untimely passing in December 2011. Dr. Marshall’s intent was for this endowment to support a leader in translational urological oncology research.  Accordingly, the Search Committee is seeking candidates who demonstrate:

  1. The capability to lead a translational research program that aims to transform our understanding of cancer biology and to enable new approaches for prevention, detection or treatment of prostate cancer or other urological malignancies.
  2. A track-record of scientific discovery and accomplishment relevant to cancer, prostate cancer, or other urological cancers.
  3. Eligibility for academic appointment as Professor or Associate Professor with tenure at Emory University School of Medicine.
  4. Established excellence in mentorship of trainees or junior faculty.
  5. Ongoing leadership of contemporary scientific investigation and Innovation.

Appointment of this position is accompanied by recent and ongoing expansion of Winship Cancer Institute’s research in prostate cancer and Emory’s Department of Urology including the addition of 9 urology faculty over the past 3 years under the leadership of the current Chair of Urology Martin G. Sanda, MD, resulting in doubling of the department’s research funding and major increase in philanthropic and endowment funds and raising Emory Urology’s clinical volume to among the top academic urology programs nationwide. The Fray Marshall Chair will have an opportunity to lead additional tenured or tenure-track research faculty recruitments.


As Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Winship Cancer Institute serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and the subspecialties of cancer care and prevention, basic and translational research throughout Emory University. Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution, having received $363 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2015 and now ranks 17th among all US medical schools in total NIH research support. Among Emory’s other research facilities are Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Rollins Research Center, Biomedical/Dental Building, the vaccine research center, and the Whitehead Memorial Research Building. Recently, Winship’s clinical program at Emory University Hospital was recognized as one of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and number one cancer hospital in Georgia. Winship has 393 clinical and research members with academic appointments in over 38 departments across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Emory University. In total Winship members hold over $110 million in peer-reviewed research funding. To learn more about the Winship Cancer Institute, its research, outreach, clinical trials, and faculty and staff, visit

Eligible candidates may come from a variety of academic backgrounds - e.g. Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Endocrinology, Molecular Epidemiology, Pathology, or other disciplines - that are integral to scientific investigation in urological oncology. Accordingly, candidates suitable for concurrent academic appointment in a basic science department and in Urology are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit the following to the contact below:

  1. Cover letter outlining ongoing and future research plans.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Names and contact details of 3 references.

Martin G. Sanda MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine
C/O Tiffany Norman
Winship Cancer Institute 1365 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30322
Fax: (404) 778-5152

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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