MD Anderson, Tenure/Tenure Track Research Faculty / Physician Scientist

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas (US)
March 11 2021
Position Type
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting applications for tenure/tenure-track faculty, Assistant, Associate level in cutting-edge areas of basic, translational, clinical and population science.  

As the nation’s leading cancer center, MD Anderson is committed to supporting groundbreaking cancer research to drive its mission to eliminate cancer. The institution has established numerous programs and initiatives that foster a collaborative environment to push the boundaries of science and advance innovative discoveries. MD Anderson actively strives to create and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment at every level.

MD Anderson is seeking exceptional scientists in cross-disciplinary research areas that complement existing research strengths in the themes listed below, with an emphasis on mechanistic studies and relevance to multiple cancer types.

Interested applicants should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degrees and at least three years of postdoctoral training with an exceptional publication record. Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program. Faculty will also participate in our outstanding training and mentoring programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

MD Anderson invested more than $900 million in research last year and is committing significant investments for the future, including a new state-of-the-art research facility in the TMC3 life-sciences complex. Generous research laboratory space and startup packages are available, and eligible candidates will be encouraged to seek additional recruitment awards from the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief (three page) research plan with identification of keywords from the themes below, three research papers and references for recommendation letters in one single PDF to  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Research Themes:

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics

Cancer Biology and Metastasis

Cancer Prevention and Population Based Research

Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging

Single-cell ‘Omics’ Technologies,



Chemical biology

Cancer Disparities



Dissemination & Implementation Science

About MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990 and has ranked first 16 times in the last 19 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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