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Physician-Scientist, Assistant Professor - Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2024

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Yale Cancer Center


Assistant Professor


Yale Cancer Center invites applications for a physician-scientist faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should have an exceptional track record of scientific innovation.  A track record of extramural funding is preferred. We seek an outstanding physician-scientists (MD, MD-PhD) with a laboratory-based research program to join our interdisciplinary Center for Molecular and Cellular Oncology that is focused on understanding key mechanisms of cancer biology and translating this understanding into novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.  New faculty will be supported with competitive start-up packages, laboratory space, access to laboratory animal facilities, and a wide range of state-of-the-art core facilities. The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program, and participate in the training of medical and graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Yale Cancer Center is dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and provides a unique environment for conducting innovative basic, translational, population, and clinical research. The successful candidate will be a full member of the Center for Molecular & Cellular Oncology and, depending on their clinical activity, will join one of the clinical sections of Yale Cancer Center. Applicants further along in their career may be considered for a faculty position commensurate with experience. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.


Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials, including your curriculum vitae, a statement of current research activities and future research goals (limit 2 pages), a brief statement describing your career vision, a one-page statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion, and 3 letters of reference should be submitted electronically to:


For questions about the positions and the search, please contact Dr. Markus Müschen, Center for Molecular and Cellular Oncology (


Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



Yale Cancer Center combines a tradition of innovative cancer treatment and quality care for our patients. A National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center for over 45 years, Yale Cancer Center is one of only 51 Centers in the nation.

Comprehensive cancer centers play a vital role in the advancement of the NCI’s goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer through scientific research, cancer prevention, and innovative cancer treatment.

The physicians, nurses, scientists, and staff at Yale Cancer Center are leaders in cancer research and care. Cancer treatment for patients is available at Smilow Cancer Hospital through multidisciplinary teams who work together to make sure that every aspect of a patient’s treatment plan is well managed. Smilow Cancer Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a Quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

Yale Cancer Center is a collaboration between nationally and internationally renowned scientists and physicians at Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital. This partnership enables the Center to provide the best approaches for prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer.

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