Fray F. Marshall, MD Chair of Biomedical Urologic Research

Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with experience
May 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) are seeking applications for the Scientific Director of Prostate and Genito-urinary (GU) Cancer Research at Winship Cancer Institute and appointment as the Fray F. Marshall, MD Chair of Biomedical Urologic Research in the Department of Urology.

The Fray F. Marshall, MD Chair of Biomedical Urologic Research is supported by an endowment honoring Dr. Fray Marshall, esteemed leader in urological oncology who was the inaugural chairman of the Emory Department of Urology from 1998 until his untimely passing in 2011. Dr. Marshall’s intent was for this endowment to support a leader in translational urological oncology research.  Accordingly, eligible candidates will have Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree(s) and be established Principal Investigators in any of a variety of academic backgrounds - e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Informatics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology or other scientific disciplines that are integral to biomedical translational cancer research.  The Search Committee is seeking candidates who demonstrate:

1. The capability to lead a translational research program that aims to transform our understanding of cancer biology and to enable new approaches for prevention, detection or treatment of prostate cancer or other urological malignancies.

2. A track-record of scientific discovery and accomplishment relevant to prostate cancer or other urological cancers.

3. Eligibility for academic appointment as Professor or Associate Professor with tenure at Emory     University School of Medicine.

4. Established excellence in mentorship of trainees or junior faculty.

5. Ongoing leadership of contemporary scientific investigation and innovation.

Candidates suitable for concurrent academic appointment in a basic science department and in Urology are encouraged to apply.

As Georgia’s National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship Cancer Institute serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and the subspecialties of cancer care and prevention, basic and translational research throughout Emory University. Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution, having received $565 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2020 and now ranks 14th among all US medical schools in total NIH research support. Among Emory’s other research facilities are Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Rollins Research Center, Biomedical/Dental Building, the vaccine research center, and the Whitehead Memorial Research Building. Winship’s clinical program and the Department of Urology at Emory University Hospital are consistently recognized as one of the top 50 such programs in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and the top such clinical services in Georgia. Winship has over 500 clinical and research members with academic appointments in 39 departments across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Emory University. In total Winship members hold over $80 million in direct peer-reviewed

research funding. To learn more about Winship Cancer Institute, its research, outreach, clinical trials, and faculty and staff, visit

Appointment of this position is accompanied by expansion of Winship Cancer Institute’s research in prostate and urological cancers and Emory’s Department of Urology, which under the leadership of the Martin G. Sanda, MD, Chair of Urology and Director of Winship’s Prostate and GU Oncology Program, has expanded to 25 faculty in Urology and a Winship-wide team of 12 externally funded faculty PI’s as well as a multidisciplinary team of clinicians that lead Winship’s enrollment in clinical research studies. As Scientific Director of this team, the Fray Marshall Chair will lead additional tenured and/or tenure-track research faculty recruitments.

Interested applicants should submit the following to the contact below:

1.           Cover letter outlining ongoing and future research plans.

2.           Curriculum Vitae.

3.           Names and contact details of 3 references.

Martin G. Sanda MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology

Director, Prostate and GU Cancer Program

Emory University School of Medicine

C/O Jeff Mills

1365 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30322

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.