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Associate Director for Translational Research

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

January 27, 2022
Associate Director for Translational Research and Professor – University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center #BSD021

The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) seek applications at the level of tenured full professor as Associate Director (AD) for Translational Research.

The AD will have senior level experience in translational cancer research. The AD will work with basic and clinical investigator teams to translate scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic and community, with a focus on the broad thematic priority areas of the UCCCC – tumor immunology, cellular therapy, cancer metabolism, epigenetics, epitranscriptomics, target discovery, prevention, and population science.

By serving on the Cancer Center Executive Committee, the AD will represent, at the senior leadership level, the perspective and needs of the translational research pipeline of the UCCCC. The appointee will be responsible for building, strengthening, and fostering translational team science activities, and will play an important role in overall strategic planning for the Cancer Center.   

The UCCCC is a single academic unit within the Biological Sciences Division. The UCCCC delivers outstanding patient care, conducts world-renowned research, and provides exemplary undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate education. Members of the UCCCC collaborate widely across the BSD, with other Divisions, Schools, and Institutes at the University of Chicago, and with researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent and qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor in an appropriate academic department. 

To be considered, those interested must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:  Applicants must upload a cover letter that can include experience in academic leadership and in guiding teams in a complex, multi-disciplinary academic environment, CV including bibliography, contact information for three references, and a research statement that outlines research goals and highlights up to three selected publications.  Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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