Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS

Multiple Investigator Positions

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS

Little Rock, AR, United States

Join the Winthrop P. Rockefeller team and help us fight the battle against cancer

 

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is leading the recruitment of multiple investigators (up to 25) for a major strategic increase in its portfolio across basic, translational, population science and clinical research efforts. Recruitment is for tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-earning faculty at all ranks and includes academic appointment in one or more academic departments across the University. All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to those applicants with research focused in the following areas: cancer cell biology, population science, tumor immunology and inflammation, cancer cell metabolism, epigenetics, oncolytic viruses, cancer outcomes and survivorship, role of the microbiome in cancer, cancer imaging, chemoprevention and informatics. Likewise, we are interested in research involving the following organ systems: ovary, breast, lung, and hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma. This large-scale recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and a $10M annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation. 

 

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the country. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 135 members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. Cancer Institute members receive approximately $10 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple “team science” grants. The Cancer Institute has 5 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.

 

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references directly to Cancer Institute director, Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD at mjbirrer@uams.edu. Application deadline is June 1, 2020.  Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.

 

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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Multiple Investigator Positions