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Basic Sciences Faculty - Cancer Biology Program

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Richmond, Virginia (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
1 Jan 2025

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Biomedicine, Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Basic Sciences Faculty - Cancer Biology Program

Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

The Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that hosts 1000-plus researchers conducting basic, population, translational and clinical cancer research. Massey Cancer Center is dedicated to saving and improving lives by discovering, developing, delivering and teaching effective means to prevent, detect and treat cancer and to making those advancements equally available to all. Massey Cancer Center is seeking highly qualified PhD, MD, or MD/PhD funded investigators with research interests in the cancer field as broadly defined with preference given to those focusing on lipid-cancer associations, cancer cell signaling and metabolism, synthetic biology, tumor immunology and/or integrative genomics. These faculty positions are at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor and could be tenure-eligible for qualified candidates. Appropriate academic department assignment will be based on the expertise and training of the candidate.

Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center provides support for a variety of shared facilities including Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, Microscopy Core Laboratory, Cancer Mouse Models Core, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Cancer Informatics Core, Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory, Tissue and Data Analysis and Acquisition Core Laboratory, and Transgenic/Knockout Shared Resource. Additionally, Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center has a robust and comprehensive Clinical Trials Office that provides administrative, regulatory, and nursing support for the clinical trials conducted at the cancer center[AA2]. The faculty member is expected to direct the research lab and comply with all regulatory requirements. They supervise laboratory personnel, write and submit multiple grant applications during the course of the academic year; write and publish multiple manuscripts during the course of an academic year. They serve as a PI on peerreviewed grants and are responsible for complying with all institution and sponsors terms and conditions for grant funding.

Required Qualifications:

• Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

• Terminal degree in basic, translational, or clinical sciences

• Extensive cancer relevant research experience

• Nationally-recognized scholarly/research portfolio with a strong track-record of continuous NCI funding

• Extensive publication experience, to include a strong track record of publications in high impact journals

• Proven trainee and faculty mentorship skills

• Track record working in multi-disciplinary fields

• Experience in, and coordination of, collaborative grants and managing trans-disciplinary research

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in a matrix environment within academic medicine

• Proven success in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams

• Established track-record of leading inter- and multi-disciplinary teams as principal investigator of multiinvestigator projects such as P01s and SPOREs

Virginia Commonwealth University is a Carnegie I Research University and a designated top 100 Research University by the National Science Foundation. As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. VCU Health represents the health enterprise at Virginia Commonwealth University and comprises VCU Massey Cancer Center, VCU Health System and the VCU Health Sciences academic programs.

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a competitive salary, lab start-up, a generous relocation bonus and initial research salary support. Learn more about VCU’s outstanding benefits package including, but not limited to paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, a wide range of health plans, a generous employer-funded retirement plan, employer-paid life insurance & disability coverage and our diverse and inclusive culture by visiting VCU Human Resources.

Applicants are encouraged to submit an application, diversity statement & CV online at Talent@VCU Recruiting.

Further questions can be directed to Paula Bos, Ph.D. and Azeddine Atfi, Ph.D., Coleaders, Cancer Biology Program (c/o Trey Ashman,

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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