Physician Scientist in Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program in Pediatric Oncology

Penn State Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA
Salary commensurate on education and experience.
May 08 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Physician Scientist in Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program in Pediatric Oncology 

Penn State Children’s Hospital is recruiting an outstanding scientist/physician scientist for the endowed Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program in Pediatric Oncology within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. This position is supported by a $10 M endowment from the Four Diamonds Fund of the PSU College of Medicine, part of a >$80 M endowment supporting the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center. The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program is to study epigenetics, gene regulation, genome function, RNA biology, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology to better understand tumor development and design novel therapies for pediatric cancers. A wide range of model systems and experimental approaches are of interest and strong collaborations between basic and clinical research and clinical research trials are encouraged.  Rank is at the Associate to Full Professor level commensurate with the applicant’s experience and accomplishments. Successful applicants will have an M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or M.D. degree with an established track record in cancer research and demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding (R01-type award).  

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has 14 Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists and 12 Ph.D. faculty.  Over 100 new oncology patients are seen annually. There are programs in pediatric stem cell transplantation, experimental therapeutics, neuro-oncology, AYA oncology, survivorship, and a clinical program in genetic predisposition is in progress. The division has an accredited Pediatric Heme/Onc fellowship program and is an active member of COG, POETIC, and BCC.  The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Program consists of NIH-funded basic and translational research in childhood malignancies including leukemia, solid tumors, and brain tumors. A PDX facility is in development. Research is supported by the Penn State Cancer Institute, the Penn State Institute for Personalized Medicine, an NIH-funded CTSI, and Pediatric Clinical Trials Office. Basic core, translational, and clinical facilities provide an excellent environment for research.  

Please submit a current CV and letter of interest to: Barbara Miller, M.D., Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, c/o Patty Shipton, Physician Recruiter at

Applications are accepted until position filled.


The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.  EOE-AA-M/F/D/V.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.