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Faculty Positions – Department of Cancer Biology
July 22, 2017 - October 1, 2017
The Department of Cancer Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invites applicants for a full-time term tenure track academic appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek exceptional scientists or physician scientists with demonstrated dedication to solving fundamental questions about the origin, progression, dissemination, and resistance to therapy of cancer as well as basic scientists working on fundamental processes relevant to cancer. The successful applicant will develop a hypothesis-driven basic and translational research program in the field of general biology, cancer pathogenesis, cancer biology, or cancer genetics. Preference will be given to candidates committed to conduct mechanistic studies by employing a variety of approaches, ranging from genomics, mouse modeling, and biochemistry to high-resolution in vivo imaging. A secondary appointment in an appropriate clinical or basic science department will be considered. Areas of interest include – but are not limited to – epigenetics, cell fate determination, structural biology, tumor microenvironment and cell signaling.
The position offers enormous opportunities for professional growth and development. The successful candidate will join an exciting and active group of investigators, including Ron DePinho, Filippo Giancotti, Jian Hu, Raghu Kalluri, Valerie LeBleu, Randy Johnson, Katharina Schlacher, and among others. The joint faculty of the department include James P. Allison, David Piwnica-Worms, John Tainer and others. The faculty member will have access to the department’s substantial resources, including cutting edge core facilities, animal models, and educational/training programs. A very generous start-up package is available for the Faculty member’s research program; furthermore, it is anticipated that successful candidates will have the scientific caliber and accomplishments to compete successfully for a Recruitment Award from the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and The University of Texas Regents Funding.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers highly competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. Named one of the top 5 trendy cities in the USA by Forbes Magazine, Houston is a rapidly growing and diverse metropolis with a vibrant arts and cultural scene. In addition, it has affordable housing and excellent public schools for young families.
In order to ensure full consideration, please submit a single PDF file containing Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research Interests (max 5 pages inclusive of figures), and a list of 3 References to: Stephanie Zepeda (SZepeda@mdanderson.org). The file should be sent by October 1st, 2017.