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Faculty Investigator in Cancer Biology (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 4th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Outstanding Investigator in Cancer Biology at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - 2021

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, in collaboration with the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer (JCCC), is seeking to recruit an outstanding investigator in the broad area of cancer biology to a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.

The JCCC is a matrix NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center that draws members from a broad range of departments in the health sciences schools including the DGSOM, the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry as well as numerous departments in the basic sciences, life sciences, and other parts of the University. There are unique opportunities for collaborative basic, translational, clinical, and population science research.

The JCCC and DGSOM partnership fosters a highly collaborative research community that promotes innovative and cutting-edge research.

We are seeking an independent and collaborative scientist with a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree. Expertise in a broad range of cancer-focused areas is welcome, including but not limited to: cancer genetics, epigenetics, computational and bioengineering approaches, metabolism, signaling, tumor evolution, heterogeneity, immunotherapy, metastasis, and tumor microenvironment.

Candidates must have a proven track record of scientific discovery in basic and/or translational cancer research. The primary DGSOM department in which the candidate’s faculty appointment will reside will be determined based on a mutually agreed upon assessment of the most appropriate department based on the selected candidate's research focus.

Candidates are particularly sought who have the following:
• A strong peer-reviewed publication record.
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Success moving scientific discovery into new research directions.
• A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation.

The DGSOM and JCCC encourage candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching and mentoring activities.

Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the applicant’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. An optional Statement of Teaching may also be submitted. Applicants are additionally asked to provide 3-5 names and contact information for professional references via the online system.

Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu for JPF06935.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants are additionally asked to provide 3-5 names and contact information for professional references via the online system.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06935

Help contact: mflamer@mednet.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, California