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Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

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Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

The Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY is currently recruiting early and mid-career tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its basic and translational science research base. Scientists making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, bioinformatics, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to study tumor plasticity, evolution and metastasis, cancer cell metabolism, cancer microenvironment/immunology or the interface of aging and cancer are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive, growing multidisciplinary research community. The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $30M in cancer-directed funding annually. 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.  Wilmot’s core Research Programs include: ‘Genetics, Epigenetics and Metabolism’, ‘Cancer Microenvironment’ and ‘Cancer Prevention and Control’ and the center boasts an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research. 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. Overall, the city of Rochester has a vibrant cultural environment and ranks #1 among cities in the Northeast to live post-COVID.

Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to cancer biology.  Interested Individuals should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement, pdfs of two key publications, and have three letters of recommendation sent to the search committee chairs Paula Vertino, PhD and Hartmut Land, PhD - c/o Jaycee Turney at Review of applications will start November 1, 2021.  

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions.  The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported. The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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