Cancer Center Jobs

Faculty Scientist

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

January 7, 2024
The University of Vermont Cancer Center and the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the Larner College of Medicine is seeking an individual with expertise in protocol writing for appointment as a Faculty Scientist.  Candidates should hold a PhD degree or MD degree or equivalent, with at least 5 years’ experience in clinical research and development of clinical research proposals. Candidates should have documented successful experience in scientific investigations within a cancer-related field and evidence a working knowledge of clinical trial protocols, experience in oncology clinical research in an academic or industry setting.

The primary role of the Protocol Writer is to support the development of investigator-initiated cancer clinical research and to move an investigator's research concept to a fully developed, IRB ready clinical protocol packet. The protocol packet includes a finalized protocol document, subject consent(s) and as applicable, other study-related forms. Additional duties may include preparing Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) submission and facilitate obtaining permission to proceed from the FDA.  Candidates must keep current on University and governmental policies and guidelines, good clinical practice requirements, and be able to update protocol template language as needed.

Burlington is a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and Green Mountains.  With year-round recreational opportunities, safe neighborhoods and excellent schools, this progressive community has been frequently cited as being one of the healthiest and best cities in the US in which to live.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Interested candidates must apply online at (with CV, cover letter and names and addresses of three references) under Position Number 00026907.                 
Questions about this opportunity may be directed to: Dr. Randall Holcombe, via email: [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.