Endowed Professorship in Cancer Immunology

Richmond, Virginia
April 25 2018
Massey Cancer Center & Microbiology and Immunology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia is recruiting a highly accomplished researcher with an established career in the area of Cancer Immunology for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

We seek an investigator who has developed a research program studying aspects of tumor immunology, with a direct relationship to immunotherapy at the basic or translational level being a plus. The individual must have a demonstrated potential for creativity and academic excellence for an endowed Professorship position.

Requirements include a PhD, MD or equivalent degree, a strong publication record and evidence of successful extramural grant funding. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a nationally recognized extramurally funded research program, participate in the teaching mission of this medical campus, work well within a diverse environment and participate as an active member of the Massey Cancer Center (MCC).

This is a joint recruitment that reflects the close ties between the Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology (DMI), which both reside on the Medical College of Virginia Campus of VCU. MCC is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center whose collaborative research is conducted among four scientific programs: Cancer Cell Signaling, Cancer Molecular Genetics, Cancer Prevention and Control and Developmental Therapeutics. A major scientific focus of the Center is to expand cancer immunology research across the basic translational and clinical spectrum over the next five years.

A strength for MCC is in facilitating the translation and application of research discoveries into improved treatments and patient care. The DMI has diverse strengths in microbiology (e.g., pathogenesis, microbiome analysis) and immunology (allergy, vaccine development and tumor immunology). This includes a strong program in PhD/MS and MD/PhD graduate student training. Both MCC and DMI share in the access to numerous core facilities including flow cytometry, transgenic/knockout mouse development, microscopy, lipidomics and other
cores that assist in faculty research programs.

Applicants should apply online at https://www.vcujobs.com and include a statement of research interests and qualifications, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Any inquiries about the position can be directed to daniel.conrad@vcuhealth.org.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.