Faculty Position - Program Co-Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 07 2021
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Full Time
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The “EXCEPTIONALLY”-rated NCI-designated Wistar Institute Cancer Center is seeking a highly accomplished scientific leader at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to co-lead its Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis (IMM) Program. The successful candidate is expected to have a nationally recognized scholarly and research portfolio with a strong track-record of extramural funding (preferentially NCI funding). As a member of the Wistar Cancer Center leadership team, the candidate will provide leadership and direction for the Wistar Cancer Center in the furtherance of its mission.  As co-Program Leader, the candidate is expected to oversee the programmatic growth and integration of IMM program and identify emerging opportunities for strategic development to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations within the IMM program and across The Wistar Institute. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with research programs that can integrate and complement the existing strengths in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, cancer metastasis, and tumor microenvironment.  The new recruitment represents an exciting leadership opportunity to forge value-added, collaborative programmatic efforts in the uniquely intellectually stimulating environment of The Wistar Institute-University of Pennsylvania campus.  The Wistar Institute has an established history of highly innovative advances in cancer and infectious disease. Search committee will be chaired by Professor Rugang Zhang (Program Leader, IMM and Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center).

The Wistar Institute is the nation’s first independent biomedical research institute with long-standing NCI Cancer Center designation. It has a strong technology transfer focus in biomedical research and ranks fifth in the nation for royalties from intellectual property. The Wistar Institute offers highly competitive start-up support, salary and fringe benefits in addition to an outstanding and interactive research environment. Faculty will be recruited to a research space with a state-of-the-art vivarium and outstanding core facilities including Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Screening & Protein Expression, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Research Support, and support for Medicinal Chemistry. The Institute’s location adjacent to the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the University of the Sciences provides for vigorous academic and clinical collaborations, as well as attractive training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure timely consideration during the current recruitment cycle, applicants should submit applications before September 15th, 2021. The application should include: a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of past and future research interests (no more than 3 pages), and history of research funding support. Applications should be sent in a single PDF by e-mail to: Maria Colelli. Faculty Search Coordinator (colelli@wistar.org), The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

It is the policy of The Wistar Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or on the basis of genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment.

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