Basic Cancer Research Faculty, Radiation Oncology

  • University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Hillman Cancer Center: Lanie Francis, MD, Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Jul 15, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description



                                   Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Basic Cancer Research Faculty, Radiation Oncology, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA


The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, celebrating its 34th year as a leading center for cancer research, is recruiting outstanding basic science faculty who are working on Molecular Imaging at the Assistant or Associate levels to join established programs in Cancer BiologyCancer Virology, Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy, and Genome Stability. 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, and cancer immunotherapy.


Successful candidates will have PhD, MD or equivalent and an exceptional scientific research record encompassing molecular imaging using state-of-the-art approaches and will join in tenure-track 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, classroom 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.

Associate Professor candidates shall have a strong record of publications and some extramural grant funding. The candidate shall build and lead an independent research program with extramural grant funding and have a documented record of teaching and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Two or more years of independent lab experience is required.


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; and a 2019 institutional funding base of nearly $121 million. In 2019, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Preferred and Required Qualifications as included above.

Application Details

To apply for a position, please send your curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of your research plans (together with recommendations) to Hillman Director Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, care of

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated beginning August 1, 2020 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.



Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
c/o Lola Thompson, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


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Application Deadline

Open until filled