Employment opportunities are listed for May 2013 and are updated monthly. These positions are shared with us by MICR members and other collaborative organizations. If you have an employment opportunity that you would like to share with MICR members, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a summary, application deadline, website and contact information.
Thoracic Surgery Program, NCI
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a physician for its thoracic surgery program. The successful candidate will come through the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Clinical Investigator Development Program, a training opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research. CCR is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical research training and clinical research, all conducted in the state-of-the-art clinical research center in Bethesda, MD.
The goal of the program is to assist board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to an independent investigator in patient-oriented research so that they will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments in academia or comparable positions in government and industry. The successful candidate must have an M.D. and will receive a three-year appointment; competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience; dedicated laboratory space, if needed, and an independent budget; travel and training funds; and access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services and advanced technologies. An attractive federal government employee benefit package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program and relocation expenses. Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH.
Applications will initially require: 1) a letter indicating interest in the position; 2) a CV with complete bibliography; 3) a one-page statement of research interests and goals; and 4) three current and original letters of reference from individuals in the scientific/academic community who are familiar with your accomplishments, motivation and skills. Application materials must be received by July 30, 2013. Reference letters are due by August 30, 2013. Candidates must also complete a formal application. Each applicant submitting the listed materials will be notified of the date for completing this second step. Candidates will be considered shortly after completing both steps. The search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.
DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Employment Opportunity employers
Deadline: July 30, 2013
Posted: May 2013
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
William Curry, M.D., research lab in the Brain Tumor Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking individuals at the postdoctoral level to join an effort dedicated to understanding the human immune response to brain tumors and examining novel immunotherapies in preclinical models. The lab focuses on identification of glioma-associated antigens and in developing immuno-monitoring strategies for patients with cancer vaccination protocols. Visit the department website.
The ideal applicant should have a demonstrated track record of first-author publications from graduate work. The applicant must be highly-motivated, able to perform independent experiments, and have a strong background in tumor/xenograft surgical implantation in mouse model systems and in assays of immune function, including ELISA, ELISPOT and flow cytometry. Molecular biology and histopathology support will be available. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Applications from women and representatives of minority groups are encouraged.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply: Interested candidates should forward curriculum vitae, along with names of three references and statement of research interest.
Posted: May 2013
Director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center invites applications and nominations for a leadership position at the level of associate or full professor to lead a new Office of Cancer Disparities Research. The charge of this new position is to reduce and eliminate cancer disparities through orchestrated efforts in research, education and outreach. Experience and demonstrated commitment to reducing disparities among poor urban communities and African-American communities is particularly desirable. The research program will integrate into the center’s cancer prevention program, and other scientific programs in the center.
The NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is based at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland, The Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Hospital. The research community is also supported by a multi-institution Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative, the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Center for Global Health and Disease and a Center for Reducing Health Disparities at MetroHealth Hospital. Cleveland is a dynamic and multicultural city with significant opportunities to expand research to address cancer disparities.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in relevant population sciences fields such as public health, epidemiology, behavioral science, sociology and nutrition or an M.D. degree with additional research training. Applicants must have a strong record of funded research, peer-reviewed publications in population cancer disparities, leadership and mentorship. The successful candidate will have expertise in community engaged research, and translation and dissemination of evidence-based research.
For appointment to the rank of associate professor in the tenure track, the candidate must present evidence of excellent research and recognition of the research program at a national level. Candidates must demonstrate an established reputation, whether as individual investigators or within a research team, for original ideas, innovations and contributions. A high level of teaching effectiveness and service contributions is also required.
For appointment to the rank of professor in the tenure track, the candidate must present evidence of sustained excellence, enhanced recognition for research contributions and a national or international reputation in addition to the requirements for appointment as an associate professor.
Areas of expertise include, but not limited to, cancer screening and early detection, obesity, tobacco, cancer communication, prevention and intervention, dissemination and implementation research. We seek applications from individuals dedicated to:
- research in the development, evaluation and dissemination of interventions targeting cancer disparities;
- engaging and strengthening relationships with community partners; and
- training a diverse cadre of future cancer control researchers.
The person filling this position will develop a vision to bring together the outstanding research, educational and community resources available at CWRU and its affiliated hospitals to reduce cancer disparities in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
A generous start-up package with significantly protected effort accompanies this position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CWRU offers excellent benefits.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a letter of interest addressing research, educational, leadership goals and vision and names of three professional references to Li Li, M.D., Ph.D.; chair, director of Office of Cancer Disparities Research Search Committee.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Posted: May 2013