ENDOWED CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

Employer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Location
Lubbock, Texas
Salary
Undisclosed
Posted
January 17 2019
Ref
W-017339
Organization Type
Academia

ENDOWED CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, LUBBOCK

The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the TTUHSC School of Medicine seeks to recruit an established investigator to fill the Weitlauf Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology. This endowed position, together with potential for considerable state recruitment and ongoing research funding from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (http://www.cprit.state.tx.us), represents an outstanding opportunity for a senior or rising mid-career investigator. The successful candidate will have established a strong track record of discovery with a primary interest in cancer biology. The position is otherwise not restricted with respect to research area within cancer biology, so we invite applications from investigators with any such interests, from the basic scientific underpinnings of cancer to translational research in cancer therapies.

The department (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/cell-biology-biochemistry/default.aspx) is currently comprised of fourteen full-time faculty. Current faculty study biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology of widely ranging topics in medicine and biology, including cancer, reproduction, diabetes, metabolism, development, and genetic and neurodegenerative diseases. We enjoy a collegial and cooperative research environment both within and between departments that is especially conducive to collaboration and scientific discourse.

This endowed position will be a primary appointment in the School of Medicine, with state-supported salary, and a concurrent appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that affords opportunity to recruit and advise excellent graduate students from the Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology graduate programs. Salary and lab set-up package are nationally competitive. Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D. or US Equivalent) and a commitment to sustained research in cancer biology. Ability and enthusiasm for teaching will be a consideration but not a requirement. The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry is committed to diversity in education and employment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

TTUHSC is in Lubbock, Texas, a family-friendly city of more than 250,000 residents on the South Plains of West Texas. Our region boasts a diverse economy with strengths in agriculture, heath care, and higher education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University providing educational and entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. The city's K-12 school system provides a solid education for children to achieve at the highest levels, including magnet, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs. Lubbock weather is mild, with an average of 262 days of sunshine per year.

Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/cell-biology-biochemistry/positions.aspx. Requisition ID: 16300BR. Candidates should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter describing their interest in the position (including possible collaborations with current faculty), curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of research interests. Candidates should also provide names of three individuals from whom recommendation letters may be requested.

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