Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Cancer Biology

Detroit, Michigan
To Be Determined
February 02 2021
Tumor Biology & Microenvironment Program
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Cancer Biology

at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University

Department of Oncology

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The Department of 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) invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD in a relevant biomedical discipline with an outstanding postdoctoral record of high impact research achievements in Cancer Research to develop a vigorous, independent research program. We seek candidates with interests relevant to cancer biology including, but not limited to: control of cell growth and death, oncogene and tumor suppressor gene regulation and function, tumor immunology as well as metastasis and angiogenesis.

We encourage applications from researchers focusing on basic molecular and cellular mechanisms, bioinformatics, the development of cancer biomarkers as well as 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 participate in teaching and trainee mentorship in our NCI-supported graduate program. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae along with the names of three referees to posting #045331 https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp. 

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Further details are available by contacting:

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D.

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Wayne State University School of Medicine



The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. The Institute is located near major hospital networks and the WSU School of Medicine, and several major art, cultural and sports venues in vibrant mid-town Detroit. Through the commitment of over 1,200 staff, including over 300 physicians and researchers and supported by thousands of volunteers and financial donors, Key to achieving its mission is KCI’s research effort, which is conducted through four interdisciplinary programs, organized to integrate basic, translational, clinical, and population research activities. Karmanos is the only hospital in Michigan dedicated exclusively to fighting cancer. Caring for approximately 12,000 new patients annually and conducting more than 800 cancer-specific clinical trials, the KCI is among the nation’s top cancer centers. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  More information can be found at www.karmanos.org.

KCI is affiliated with Wayne State University (WSU), which has the largest single-campus medical school in the country. 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.