Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

The Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center is currently recruiting tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its translational and basic science research base. The successful candidate(s) will join a growing multidisciplinary cancer research community with ongoing emphases in cancer cell metabolism, cancer stem cell biology, RNA biology, cancer (epi)genomics and systems biology, microenvironment influences on tumor behavior/immunology, and therapeutic resistance.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $20M in cancer-directed funding annually. Formal research programs exist in Cancer Biology, Tumor Microenvironment and Immunology, and Cancer Control and Survivorship. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major providers of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients every year and an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research.   

Candidates holding a PhD and/or MD degree with a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to cancer biology/cancer genomics are invited to apply. Applicants making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to address problems of translational relevance are strongly encouraged. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development. Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered, with commensurate expectations of research and funding accomplishment. Departmental affiliation will be determined according to best fit.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, pdfs of two key publications, and three letters of recommendation to the Search committee chair Paula Vertino, PhD c/o Elva Mikk at Elva_Mikk@urmc.rochester.edu.  Review of applications will start October 15, 2018.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education