The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center announce the recruitment of a faculty position at the level of Associate Professor/Professor with a focus on innovative treatments for head and neck malignancies. This position will lead the integrated clinical and translational research activities within the Head and Neck Cancer Program of UPCI. Applicants should be fully trained in the subspecialty of medical oncology and be board-certified or board-eligible. Clinical research experience is required. The successful applicant will be expected to devote the majority of his/her time to clinical/translational investigations and should be capable of collaborating with a team with national reputation in the field. The University of Pittsburgh has a long tradition of excellence in head and neck cancer and is the recipient of a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) awarded by the NCI. Multiple innovative clinical trials are ongoing or planned and there will be ample opportunities for involvement in translational research projects. A dedicated multidisciplinary clinic is operating. Founded in 1985, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has consistently been ranked among the top NCI-funded cancer centers and is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania. In collaboration with the UPMC CancerCenter, UPCI offers a highly interactive environment to its community of basic, translational and clinical investigators and provides state-of-the-art shared resource for tissue imaging, high-throughput drug discovery, 'omics' technologies and pre-clinical and clinical in vivo imaging. With more than 400 research faculty members specializing in disciplines ranging from basic cancer research, cancer prevention and early detection, novel therapy drug discovery and development, to survivorship, and end of life care. UPCI maintains a broad strategic vision and comprehensive approach to understanding and treating cancer. Interested candidates are encouraged to email or mail a letter of interest and current CV to: Edward Chu, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology or Lois Malehorn, malehom lm@upmc. edu If using email, please include: "Head and Neck Faculty Candidate" in the subject line. Mail to: Search Committee - c/o Dr. Edward Chu, MD Division of Hematology/Oncology UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 " The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled"
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
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Internal Number: 18001274
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.