Cancer Research Faculty, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center / University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Oct 26, 2021
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description



The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, celebrating its 35th year as a leading center for cancer research, is recruiting outstanding basic/translational science faculty at the Assistant Professor level to join one of the seven CCSG supported and approved established programs. These programs are internationally recognized for breakthrough research in DNA repair, and responses to genotoxic stress, cell death pathways, signal transduction pathways, cancer virus discovery and viral contributions to cancer, cancer immunology and the tumor microenvironment, cancer immunotherapy, epidemiology, cancer biology and genome stability.

 Successful candidates will have PhD, MD or equivalent and an exceptional scientific research record encompassing basic and/or translational research using state-of-the-art approaches and will join faculty positions that are commensurate with prior training and experience. A competitive salary and research start-up package will be provided, as well as laboratory and office space within the state-of-the-art Hillman Cancer Center.

Assistant Professor candidates shall have developed skills in research methodology or a related discipline, teaching experience, a strong commitment to collaborating with clinical and/or translational scientists and have the necessary skills for grant writing and producing peer-reviewed publications. There must be a demonstrated potential for external funding. Post-doctoral training is required.

 Located in the city of Pittsburgh (routinely ranked as one of the top most livable and affordable U.S. cities), UPMC Hillman Cancer Center (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; and a 2020 institutional funding base of nearly $580 million. In 2020, the University of Pittsburgh ranked #8 in overall NIH funding. Hillman 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.


Application Details

 To apply for a position, please send your curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of your research plans (together with recommendations – letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, care of Serena Holliday. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated beginning on an ongoing basis until the position is filled, following the receipt of all required materials. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.


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