The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center is recruiting a senior biology faculty member and/or physician-scientist in biology to join, build, and lead the department’s Radiation and Molecular Oncology section. The section has existing strengths within mechanistic studies of DNA damage/repair and radiotherapy translation in combination with novel systemic therapies, and there is a strong desire to expand/enhance research into realms of immune and metabolic modulation of cancer behavior and therapy responsiveness
The director will provide section leadership and oversee research investigators and day-to-day operations of a large research infrastructure, including existing core facilities and 25,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space assigned to multiple researchers in the department. Candidate will report directly to the department Chair. The section currently has 18 faculty, including 10 principal investigators. Successful candidate will be provided resources to develop integrated programs with both the Clinical and Medical Physics and Engineering divisions of the department as well as the ability to pursue novel investigations and treatments. Candidates should have an interest in initiating new translational projects and collaborative research both within and outside the department, as well as those associated with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. If close to promotion timeline, associate professor candidates may be taken.
Skills & Qualifications:
• Required record of excellence in research accompanied by a strong publication and funding history.
• Interest in some of the following topics that include but are not limited to radiation biology/oncology, cancer biology, immunology, metabolic study, DNA repair, combination therapies, and the development of biomarkers.
• Open to initiating translational projects and collaborative research with clinicians and scientists across disciplines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and motivation for program building, as well as interests in basic and translational science training.
• Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent. Candidates who intend to maintain a clinical practice must have a medical degree from an ACGME-approved medical school or equivalent and have completed a radiation oncology residency program from an approved institution.
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