Assistant or Associate Professor Tenure Track in Cancer Research
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Competetive Salary
Academic Medical Group
Competitive salary + Start-up package + benefits
Internal Number: 31050
Assistant/Associate Professor in Cancer Research
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology - Medical College of Wisconsin
The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, WI is seeking a cancer researcher to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the tenure track. The department is expanding its cancer research team in partnership with the Cancer Center at MCW. While candidates with research interests in any area related to cancer will be considered, those with research programs in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply.
Cancer Signaling Pathways
Cancer therapeutics & Precision Oncology
Immunology & the Tumor Microenvironment
Chemical Proteomics & Metabolomics
Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program and to work collaboratively with researchers in Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Cancer Center. Requirements include completion of a PhD and/or MD and at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant area. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank will be expected to have current federal funding for their research.
The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at MCW is entering a new growth phase and is excited to build on its historical strengths in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and cardiovascular pharmacology. This growth is supported by an institutional commitment to multiple faculty recruitments, a full renovation of departmental space, strong partnerships with clinical departments and institutional centers (cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience and immunology), and a renewed emphasis on therapeutics. Departmental faculty members participate in multiple graduate programs, including the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program (IDP) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), in addition to our own Ph.D. program in Pharmacology & Toxicology. The department is highly collaborative, dedicated to mentorship of early career faculty members and graduate and post-doctoral trainees, supportive of professional development, and committed to diversity and inclusion.
The cutting-edge translational MCW Cancer Center is supported by strong collaborations between MCW faculty members and clinicians, spanning the bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench continuum. New faculty will benefit from the extensive growth of the MCW Cancer Center, which is investing $100M in five parallel research initiatives that include immuno-oncology, metabolomics, structural Biology, precision oncology, and community-driven research. The Cancer Center supports more than 200 ongoing clinical trials and has also invested significantly in research infrastructure including a new Cancer Research Building to be completed in 2024 and state-of-the art cryo-EM facility to be completed in 2023.
Faculty contribute to the teaching mission of MCW by training graduate students and medical students in their laboratories and in the classroom. The selected candidates will receive a competitive start-up package, modern lab space, and the opportunity to be mentored by a formal committee.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include (1) a statement of interest and (2) a curriculum vitae. The cover letter (4 pages maximum) should include a summary of the impact and importance of your past work. Furthermore, include in the cover letter a statement on how your efforts in all areas (research, teaching, engagement) will benefit the MCW academic community, and how the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and MCW Cancer Center will be of benefit to your academic program and aspirations. Finally, include in the cover letter how you have in the past, and plan to in the future, promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community.
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