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Associate or Full Researcher/ Professor (Translational Scientist; co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program)

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

July 22, 2022
Associate or Full Researcher/ Professor (Translational Scientist; co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program)
Position  Number: 82759
Closing Date: Continuous Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Temporary/Permanent:   Permanent

Other Conditions:

This advertisement is for an 11-month, tenure-track vacant faculty position, to begin approximately October 2022. This position will be funded by appropriated funds; subsequent partial extramural funding is expected. The University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC), an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, is seeking an established investigator with significant experience in translational and laboratory research in cancer biology, immunotherapy, drug development, or biomarkers for a tenure track position in the UHCC Cancer Biology Program. The position includes 80% protected time for translational research. The cancer biology program hosts scientists who are at the forefront of cancer research in molecular biology, gene x environment interactions and genetics. Researchers who may interact synergistically with other UHCC faculty, either because of similar research interests or because they contribute expertise in areas that could integrate with current UHCC research activities and who have NCI or other National peer-reviewed funding in translational cancer research, are the ideal candidates. The ideal candidate will also have a strong desire, and preferably demonstrated success, in mentoring fellows and young faculty. The successful candidate will serve as co-leader of the Cancer Biology program with a focus on translational research under the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. Among the many core facilities and equipment available are ones supporting Genomics and Bioinformatics, Single Cell Genomics, Metabolomics, Analytical Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Pathology, Drug Discovery, Flow Cytometry and Microscopy. Opportunities and infrastructure are also available for translational research. The successful candidate will join a team of diverse and dynamic researchers devoted to groundbreaking research into the underlying mechanisms driving cancer and to developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics for cancer.

Associate Researcher Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1.     Perform professional and scientific research in the areas of basic cancer biology with a focus on bench to bedside translation. This position will have a key role in advancing the center's research mission with a focus on translational medicine and will have the opportunity to assume a leadership role in the Cancer Center as Co- Leader of the Cancer Biology Program;

2.     Current history of independent line of investigation that is competitive for national peer-reviewed grants such as from the National Cancer Institute;

3.     Collaborate with faculty members of the UH Cancer Center, the Hawaii Cancer Consortium, other UH departments, and community-based health care providers on research projects, researcher training/mentoring, and other academic activities through innovative research and world-class cancer care;

4.     Seek collaborative research opportunities where Hawaii has an advantage due to its special multiethnic population with disparate outcomes and its unique flora and fauna as sources of anticancer compounds;

5.     May supervise postgraduate students (PhD or MS) and participate in graduate level teaching;

6.     Perform scholarly activities as assigned;

7.     Direct program recruitment efforts and serves as a mentor for junior faculty.


Researcher Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Same duties and responsibilities as Associate Researcher but will require greater accountability for more complex projects;

2.     Serve as a role model within the UH Cancer Center, the UH, and in the national or international research, academic, and/or medical community;

3.     May assist in the administration of the center and with other related professional and scientific research endeavors.

 
Associate Researcher Minimum Qualifications:
 
1.    PhD, MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent degree, four years in the rank of Assistant Professor, or four years of other medical experience, or a total of four years of teaching in the rank of Assistant Professor and other medical experience, or one year at the rank of Associate Professor at another medical school of recognized standing;

2.    Recognition for having made a significant scholarly contribution to the involved clinical specialty (for MD);

3.    Demonstrated research ability judged competent and adequate for the rank as compared with peers active in the same field at other major research universities;

4.    Demonstrated ability to plan and organize research activities; Demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and program administration;

5.    A strong research track record with active national peer-reviewed funding in cancer and/or clinical and translational research, with evidence of a sustained extramural funding base;

6.    Demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for students and junior colleagues, and to effectively meet, interact and confer with others.

 
Researcher Minimum Qualifications:
 
1.    For Non-MD, four years of effective research with demonstrated increasing professional maturity and independence at the rank of Associate Researcher or equivalent;

2.    For MD, four years in the rank of Associate Professor, or ten years of other medical experience, or a total of ten years of teaching in the rank of Associate Professor and other medical experience, or one year at the rank of Professor at another medical school of recognized standing;

3.    Demonstrated research productivity which has resulted in significant recognition by the national or international community of scholars active in the same field;

4.    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and/or supervise research activities; Demonstrated ability  in teaching,  research,  and program administration;

5.    Demonstrated capacity for independent professional research as shown by participation in the affairs of regional and/or national research groups and/or societies;

6.    A strong research track record with active national peer-reviewed funding in cancer and/or clinical and translational research, with evidence of a sustained extramural funding   base;

7.    Qualified candidates will have an innovative research program in cancer biology supported by an extensive publication record;

8.    Demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for students and junior colleagues, and to effectively meet, interact and confer with others.

Desirable Qualifications:
 
1.     Experience as a clinical/translational physician, treating cancer patients in a clinical setting and accruing patients to therapeutic clinical trials;

2.     Experience in professional and scientific research field or branch of learning such as development of new diagnostics or anticancer therapeutics;

3.     Experience with the conduct of cancer clinical trials;

4.     Experience in professional and scientific research field related to Cancer Biology.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research interests, names of five (5) professional references with contact information (including email addresses), official transcripts (OR original documentation from the institution confirming degree OR copy of U.S. board certification OR current, unexpired U.S. medical license). Copy of transcript is acceptable in place of U.S. board certification or current U.S.

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