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Faculty Professor Assistant/Hillman Cancer Center - Full-Time
The University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 02/17/2021
Faculty-Science-Other Science
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

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), 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.

To apply for a position #20006086 you must complete an application in Talent Center @, please also 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 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.

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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Applicants at Assistant Level position will be considered Interested candidates are required to complete an application through the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center @ for a position #20006086 you must complete an application in Talent Center @ Ms. Lola Thompson Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-623-3205 You may also submit a CV and cover letter at the following address: Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD Director, Hillman Cancer Center c/o Lola Thompson, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500 To apply for a position #20006086 you must complete an application in Talent Center @ You may also send a CV and cover letter to reference #20006086, Assistant Professor Ms. Lola Thompson Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-623-3205
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Campus Pittsburgh
Required Attachments Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
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