Chair, Department of Immunology

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York
February 03 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, America’s first cancer center and New York State’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center outside the New York City Metropolitan area, seeks an academic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Immunology.  Roswell Park’s mission is focused on the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a well established and exemplary record of research accomplishments, experience in coordinating and administering multidisciplinary programs, and willingness to lead an accomplished group of investigators. Responsibilities for this Chair leadership position include overseeing all aspects of the Department, providing guidance for NCI-funded graduate education in tumor immunology, and fostering research across a range of scientific fields within the Cancer Center. The Department's research endeavors are expected to extend through a spectrum of scientific fields relevant to tumor immunology and to include transdisciplinary collaborations across programs and departments at Roswell Park, along with other academic institutions.  The Department of Immunology forms the core for the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant program in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy (TII).  Successful candidates will help build upon the Department’s existing strengths, and work to provide the vision and academic leadership that will bring the Department to the next level of excellence. The Chair will have substantial opportunities for recruitment of new faculty. In addition to a CV, applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their research and administrative experience, previous mentoring and their vision in building an interdisciplinary program focused on cancer genetics with a strong translational component.  

Interested candidates should forward CV and a cover letter to:

Kunle Odunsi, MD, Ph.D.
Cancer Center Deputy Director

The Robert, Anne & Lew Wallace Endowed Chair in Cancer Immunotherapy

Executive Director, Center for Immunotherapy

Professor, Department of Immunology
The M. Steven Piver Professor and Chair
Department of Gynecologic Oncology

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
c/o Angela Gunther, MBA, AASPR

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