The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, celebrating its 39th year as a leading center for cancer research, is recruiting outstanding basic science faculty who are working in the field of Clinical Cancer Research at the Associate or Full Professor level to join and lead established programs within the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
We are currently recruiting for an Associate Director for Clinical Research to carry out cutting-edge cancer research and provide organizational and visionary leadership in the area of Clinical Cancer Research. The ideal candidate shall be an established independent investigator with interdisciplinary clinical research in innovative clinical investigation as well as translational research with immediate clinical relevance. The ideal candidate will have significant, practice changing publications and extramural grant funding.
The candidate should have a strong record in teaching and mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members, as well as management of a large multidisciplinary team. The candidate will support clinical research by addressing the complex needs of the catchment area and the patients we serve, with an emphasis on providing access to novel cancer treatments. The role will provide comprehensive resources to investigators for the efficient conduct of clinical cancer research.
The candidate should have a strong commitment to collaborating with other clinical, translational, and population scientists and have the necessary skills for grant writing and producing peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates will have MD, PhD, both degrees or equivalent and relevant laboratory and leadership experience. Preferential consideration will be given to those from NCI designated cancer centers with scientific program or other leadership experience.
Located in the city of Pittsburgh (routinely ranked as one of the top most livable and affordable U.S. cities), Hillman (previously known as the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with over 300 members; seven research programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences; ten shared resources that receive funding from our NCI Cancer Center Support Grant https://hillmanresearch.upmc.edu/research/; and a 2022 institutional funding base of nearly $150 million. In 2022, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ranked #6 in overall NIH funding. Hillman Cancer Center serves a catchment area of 29 Western Pennsylvania counties and provides unique opportunities to collaborate with clinical and translational research programs involved in cancer patient care.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and 1-page personal statement highlighting your qualifications and experience, UPMC Hillman Director, Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD (care of firstname.lastname@example.org).
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