Assistant or Associate Professor, Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Biology

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Generous salary, lab support (min. 4 years), possible substantial long-term support.
October 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant or Associate Professor,

Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Biology

The Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases (CCCBD) at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) within the Department of Pediatrics and the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC) are recruiting an outstanding MD, MD/PhD, or PhD laboratory investigator who will perform independent laboratory research in the area of the tumor microenvironment (e.g., immunology, extracellular vesicle/exosome, inflammation, angiogenesis, metastasis).  The candidate must have strong laboratory experience, as documented by peer reviewed publications and peer review funding.  This is a tenure or tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor appropriate to training and experience in the Department of Pediatrics and a relevant basic science department in the USC Keck School of Medicine. The individual will be a member of the Cancer Research Program at the CCCBD and the Saban Research Institute, and of the Tumor Microenvironment Program of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and collaborate with other investigators at CHLA and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Generous salary and laboratory support will be provided for a minimum of four years and substantial long-term support will be available to enhance the individual’s peer-reviewed research funding. Outstanding laboratory and core facilities in animal and cell imaging, genomics (including single cell sequencing), flow and mass cytometry, among others, are available at CHLA and USC. 

CHLA is a premier pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with USC since 1932, and the CCCBD is the pediatric component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CCCBD is one of the largest and top-ranked pediatric hematology-oncology programs in the U.S. The CCCBD has been continuously ranked by the U.S. News & World Report in the top ten pediatric cancer programs every year since the rankings were launched in 2008. CHLA continues to build on its partnership with USC, which is the oldest private research university in the Western U.S. and among the top universities in the nation. In 2017, the U.S. News & World Report ranked USC among the top 21 public and private universities in the nation and the USC Norris among the top 15 hospitals in the United States for cancer care.

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC strongly value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For inquiries, please send curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and list of four references to:

Lee J. Helman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

USC Keck School of Medicine

Head, Basic and Translational Research

Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

The Saban Research Institute

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS#57

Los Angeles, CA  90027


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