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Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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Cancer Biology Faculty Positions

The Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, is recruiting early and mid-career tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its basic and translational science research base.

We seek energetic and innovative scientists to join a highly interactive, growing multidisciplinary research community. Research areas of focus include cancer cell metabolism and (epi)genetics, cancer microenvironment/immunology and cancer bioinformatics. The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the cancer research hub at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $30M in cancer-directed funding annually. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care providers in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients annually.  Wilmot’s core Research Programs include: ‘Genetics, Epigenetics and Metabolism,’ ‘Cancer Microenvironment’ and ‘Cancer Prevention and Control’. The center boasts an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunities for innovative translational research. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs, state-of-the-art infrastructure and core facilities, and a solid 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.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving 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 believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions.  In addition, the University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or MD degree and have a demonstrated track record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to cancer biology.  We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups and applicants who have pursued unconventional career tracks.

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 - c/o Jaycee Turney at


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