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Aging/Cancer Biology Faculty Position

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Sep 14, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Research
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Aging/Cancer Biology Faculty Position

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY is currently recruiting tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its basic and translational science research base. The biology of aging is an area of expanding interest at the WCI and the University as a whole. The successful candidate will join a growing multidisciplinary research community with an overarching focus on aging and its complex interaction with cancer. Scientists studying aging in relation to cancer cell metabolism, cancer stem cell biology, RNA biology, DNA repair, genome stability, cancer (epi) genomics and systems biology, microenvironment influences on tumor behavior/immunology, and therapeutic resistance among other topics would be well suited for this position. The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $20M in cancer-directed funding annually. Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Core Research Programs include: ‘Genetics, Epigenetics and Metabolism’, ‘Cancer Microenvironment’ and ‘Cancer Prevention and Control’. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major providers of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients every year and an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research. Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have a demonstrated trackrecord of research accomplishment in an area relevant to aging and cancer biology. Scientists making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, bioinformatics, model organisms, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to address problems of translational relevance are strongly encouraged. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development. Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered, with commensurate expectations of research and funding accomplishment. Departmental affiliation will be determined according to best fit. Interested Individuals should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, pdfs of two key publications, and three letters of recommendation to the Search committee chairs Vera Gorbunova, PhD and Paula Vertino, PhD c/o Jaycee Bristol at Jaycee_Bristol@urmc. Review of candidates will start September 1, 2021.  

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