Research Scientist/Sr. Reasearch Associate

Detroit, Michigan
To Be Determined
September 09 2019
Tumor Biology & Microenvironment Program/Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University School of Medicine

Sr. Research Associate/Research Scientist Position in Oncology/Tumor Biology Microenvironment


The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute invites applications and nominations for a full-time academic position in the rank of a Sr. Research Associate/Research Scientist to direct and manage a Tumor Organ Donation Program for Cancer Research.

This is an excellent opportunity for an interested academician to join a progressive division and department.    Candidates will join the current team of Basic Scientist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

This position will direct and manage a Tumor Organ Donation Program for pancreatic cancer and selected other malignancies; coordinate the collection, processing, analysis, and distribution of cancer tissues from rapid autopsies; independently develop and execute research goals; develop new methods and optimize current methods to best utilize rapid autopsy tissue samples; analyze and present research results for publications, assist in fundraising efforts to support the collection of cancer specimen.

Candidates should have an established record of achievement and the ability to create an environment of collegiality and collaboration with the Institute’s and University’s existing basic and clinical scientists, centers, and programs.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctoral degree required, M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Post-graduate training in the area of cancer research
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity (i.e., publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and contributions to acquire external grant support)
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

Applicants should submit your curriculum vitae along with the names of three referees to posting


and to the attention of Kay Uwe-Wagner, Ph.D.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.


Wayne State University with more than 1000 medical students is the largest single-campus medical school in the country.  The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute operates as one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers.  Caring for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $200 million, conducting more than 400 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, the Institute is among the nation’s best cancer centers. The Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate cancer through 1,200 staff including 300 faculty members supported by hundreds of volunteers and thousands of financial donors. For more information, visit  or Wayne State University is an equal opportunity employer.  No person will be discriminated against or harassed in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, arrest record, height, weight, sexual orientation, qualified Vietnam era veterans, qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law