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Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics

Pennsylvania State University
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Oct 29, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics

A Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor position is available at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

The Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics is inviting the application from a colleague who will develop an extramurally funded independent research program in biomarkers of liquid biopsy of pediatric cancers. Relevant fields could be tumor exosomes, circulating tumor cells or genetic elements, etc. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time of hire. Past experience in securing extramural research grants is highly desirable. The individual is expected to collaborate with diverse investigators in the division, department, college and other units of the university.

The Department of Pediatrics is the academic department of Penn State Health Children's Hospital, which is continuously one of the top-ranked children's hospitals in the United States. The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, which will host this position, receives remarkable government and philanthropic funding support. The newly created Four Diamonds Center for Childhood Cancer Innovation is part of a multi-year strategic plan with a $24 million commitment for strengthening patient care, clinical and basic research for pediatric cancer treatment. The position will be offered with a competitive startup package commensurate with background and experience.

The online applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research plans. In addition, names and contact information of three references are required to be included when submitting the applications.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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