Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Faculty Position

The Hollings Cancer Center
Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Salary based on research accomplishments and peer-reviewed publications
August 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, and the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are excited to announce an opening for a junior, mid or senior level tenure-track faculty Cancer Epidemiologist who will join the Cancer Control Program and the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Investigators whose focus is on understanding the molecular underpinnings of cancer initiation, progression, and survival is a priority.

The Hollings Cancer (HCC) has state-of-the-art clinical, research and shared resource facilities.  HCC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in South Carolina, with NCI approved programs in developmental cancer therapeutics, cancer immunology, cancer biology, and cancer control, as well as multiple shared resource cores and state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities. These include a highly developed clinical trials office with a growing multi-center trials network and Phase I trials program, a translational science laboratory, a robust biorepository and tissue analysis resource, and a clean-cell evaluation and therapy facility. There are currently 125 HCC cancer scientists holding a portfolio of more than $43M in extramural cancer research funding.  A critical scientific mission of HCC is to foster population-based research that will lead to a reduction in cancer morbidity and mortality regionally and nationally. In addition, clinical and translational research at HCC and MUSC is supported by an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award. 

Applicants must have a PhD or MD with a strong record of research accomplishments and peer-reviewed publications.  Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous, nationally-recognized research in cancer prevention and control.  Based on programmatic fit and interest of the candidate, single or joint appointments to basic science or clinical departments will be made.  The HCC will offer competitive start-up funding and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.

Located on the Atlantic coast in South Carolina, Charleston boasts one of the nation's most historic downtown areas and offers a superb quality of life including easy access to ocean beaches, extensive outdoor recreation, and internationally renowned arts and cultural events.

Interested individuals should email their CV and a summary of future research plans to and apply on-line at


Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD                                           


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Cancer Control Program Leader                                           

Hollings Cancer Center

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)                         


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