Assistant Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Tenure Track

Detroit, Michigan
Competitive compensation and start up packages commensurate with experience
November 11 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Assistant Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Tenure Track

The Departments of Pharmacology and Oncology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Program of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center) invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant biomedical discipline with an outstanding postdoctoral record of high impact research achievements in Cancer Pharmacology/Cancer Biology. We seek candidates to develop a vigorous, independent research program with interests relevant to cancer research including, but not limited to:  control of cell growth and death; oncogene and tumor suppressor gene regulation and function; tumor microenvironment, immunology, metastasis and angiogenesis; cancer etiology; and therapeutic discovery. We encourage applications from researchers focusing on basic molecular and cellular mechanisms as well as those focusing on molecular therapeutics and specific disease models. The successful candidate will join a highly dynamic and collegial academic setting, and will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space, state-of-the-art core facilities, and an environment that supports multidisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, contribute to departmental activities, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and trainee mentorship in our graduate and medical programs. Applicants should apply to posting number 045053 at:

Further details are available by contacting:

Karin List, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Wayne State University (WSU) is a Carnegie level 1 institution and a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. The WSU School of Medicine is located in midtown Detroit, one of the dynamic urban communities leading the revitalization of the city. The metropolitan area provides a cosmopolitan environment with rich cultural offerings, strong schools and outstanding affordable housing in our beautiful Great Lakes region. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The position will remain open until filled.