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Assistant or Associate Professor Tenure Track

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Competitive salary + Start-up package + benefits
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Cancer Research
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Cancer Research

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Medical College of Wisconsin 


The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, WI is seeking a cancer researcher to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the tenure track. Under the leadership of a new chair, the department is seeking to expand its cancer research team in partnership with the Cancer Center at MCW. While candidates with research interests in any area related to cancer will be considered, those with research programs in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Ras Family Small GTPases
  • Chemical Proteomics & Metabolomics
  • Epigenetic Regulation & Molecular Signaling
  • Structural & Chemical Biology
  • Immunology & the Tumor Microenvironment

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program and to work collaboratively with researchers in Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Cancer Center. Requirements include completion of a PhD, MD or equivalent and at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant area. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank will be expected to have current federal funding for their research.

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at MCW is entering a new growth phase and is excited to build on its historical strengths in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and cardiovascular pharmacology. This growth is supported by an institutional commitment to multiple faculty recruitments, a full renovation of departmental space, strong partnerships with clinical departments and institutional centers (cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience and immunology), and a renewed emphasis on therapeutics. Departmental faculty members participate in multiple graduate programs, including the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (IDP) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), in addition to our own Ph.D. program in Pharmacology & Toxicology. The department is highly collaborative, dedicated to mentorship of early career faculty members and graduate and post-doctoral trainees, supportive of professional development, and committed to diversity and inclusion.

The cutting-edge translational MCW Cancer Center is supported by strong collaborations between MCW faculty members and clinicians, spanning the bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench continuum. New faculty will benefit from the extensive growth of the MCW Cancer Center, which is investing $100M in five parallel research initiatives that include immuno-oncology, metabolomics, structural Biology, precision oncology, and community-driven research.  The Cancer Center supports more than 200 ongoing clinical trials and has also invested significantly in research infrastructure including a new Cancer Research Building to be completed in 2024 and state-of-the art cryo-EM facility to be completed in 2023.

Faculty contribute to the teaching mission of MCW by training graduate students and medical students in their laboratories and in the classroom. The selected candidates will receive a competitive start-up package, modern lab space, and the opportunity to be mentored by a formal committee.

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Initial review of applications will begin on November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement detailing both accomplishments and future plans (3 pages maximum); (4) a teaching statement; and (5) a statement describing your commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please combine required documents into one PDF to load into application.  Letters of recommendation will be requested following review. Email inquiries can be directed to

Medical College of Wisconsin

At the core of everything we do at MCW is the pursuit of new knowledge and the power of academic medicine. Bringing together the world’s top scientists and clinicians, inspired students, and invested communities, we are driven to solve the most complex challenges in health and society. MCW is home to a diverse group of thought leaders collaborating to build a healthier world and a continuous cycle of life-changing knowledge. 

As a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of scientists, physicians, pharmacists, and health professionals, MCW is home to more than 1,500 students in the Medical, Graduate, and Pharmacy Schools, and over 900 physicians in residency and fellowship programs.  Approximately 1,650 physicians, 750 nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare practitioners care for approximately 521,000 patients of all ages annually.  The beautiful, safe, and modern campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) houses Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Health System, Curative Care, Blood Research Institute of Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division.  These member entities share a common mission of excellence in patient care, medical education, biomedical research, and community service. 

MCW welcomes and encourages diversity of experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. As Eastern Wisconsin’s premier academic medical center, MCW seeks to live out the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.


Located on the west side of beautiful Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, Milwaukee boasts some of the nation's largest summer festivals, a multi-cultural population rich in culinary and artistic tradition, a progressive downtown, a variety of professional sports teams, and a multitude of outdoor recreation possibilities. Milwaukee has affordable housing of all types, excellent schools, and minimal traffic. Neighborhoods are known for variety, character, and unique housing architecture, together offering a superb quality of life.





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