Associate Director for Basic Research

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center / University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
An FY17 institutional funding base of nearly $157 million.
April 12 2018
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director
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Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Associate Director for Clinical Investigations,
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA


The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, celebrating its 27th year as a leading center for cancer research, is recruiting outstanding applicants for the position of Associate Director for Clinical Investigations. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center clinical research efforts located in Shadyside as well as the expanding network, including nearly 150 employees in various regulatory clinical research and leadership roles. The Associate Director for Clinical Investigations will provide oversight and support for re-designing and re-organizing our infrastructure for clinical research, in order to increase efficiency, reduce activation timelines and expand clinical trial availability to the many point-of-care sites in the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network. As Dr. Ferris’s representative, the AD will also provide physician leadership to Clinical Research Services in collaboration with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Stephanie K. Dutton, MPA and Bhanu Pappu, PhD, MHA, Vice President for Clinical Research Operations and Strategy.

Based on the individual’s research field, the candidate will be hired into the appropriate Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. The rank of Associate or Full Professor will be based on the candidate’s experience.

Successful candidates will have an exceptional clinical, scientific research and administrative record and will join in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions that are commensurate with prior training and experience. A competitive salary and research start-up package will be provided, as well as potential for laboratory and office space within the state-of-the-art Hillman Cancer Center or Magee-Womens Research Institute.

Located in the city of Pittsburgh (routinely ranked as one of the top most livable and affordable U.S. cities), Hillman (previously known as the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with 344 members; 10 research programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences; 13 shared resources that receive funding from our NCI Cancer Center Support Grant; and an FY17 institutional funding base of nearly $157 million. In FY17, the University of Pittsburgh ranked #5 in overall NIH funding. Hillman Cancer Center serves a catchment area of 29 Western Pennsylvania counties and provides unique opportunities to collaborate with clinical and translational research programs involved in cancer patient care.

To apply for a position, please send your curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of your research plans (together with recommendations) to Hillman Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, care of thompsonla3@ Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis, following the receipt of all required materials. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center c/o Lola Thompson, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15232






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