Aging/Cancer Biology Faculty Position

Aging/Cancer Biology Faculty Position

The Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is currently recruiting tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its translational and basic science research base. The biology of aging is an area of expanding interest at the WCI and the University as a whole. The successful candidate will join a growing multidisciplinary research community with an overarching focus on aging and its complex interaction with cancer. Scientists studying aging in relation to cancer cell metabolism, cancer stem cell biology, RNA biology, DNA repair, cancer (epi) genomics and systems biology, microenvironment influences on tumor behavior/immunology, and therapeutic resistance among other topics would be well suited for this position.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $20M in cancer-directed funding annually. Formal research programs exist in Cancer Biology, Tumor Microenvironment and Immunology, and Cancer Control and Survivorship. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major providers of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients every year and an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research.   

Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to aging and cancer biology. Scientists making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, bioinformatics, model organisms, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to address problems of translational relevance are strongly encouraged. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development. Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered, with commensurate expectations of research and funding accomplishment. Departmental affiliation will be determined according to best fit.

Interested Individuals should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, pdfs of two key publications, and three letters of recommendation to the Search committee chairs Vera Gorbunova, PhD and Dirk Bohmann, PhD c/o Jaycee Bristol at Jaycee_Bristol@urmc.rochester.edu.  Review of candidates will start December 1, 2019.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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