Academic Cancer Immunology Pathologist/Scientist Robert Stowell Chair in Experimental Pathology
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, is recruiting for a physician-scientist or scientist with national recognition and distinguished scholarship in experimental pathology at the
Associate/Full Professor in the Ladder Rank Tenured series to serve as the Robert Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology. This position is critical to the growth and expansion of research programs within the department, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department and the Comprehensive Cancer Center to new levels of excellence in immunopathology and immuno-oncology and make a lasting impact within the UC Davis Health and the UC Davis campus as a whole. The Stowell Endowed Chair has an initial appointment term of 8 years and upon successful review, reappointment for a final 4-year term. This endowment has a maximum term limit of twelve years for holders.
Responsibilities include intellectual leadership in building multi-disciplinary, extramurally-funded translational research programs focusing on cancer immunopathology and immuno-oncology. Creating and/or implementing laboratory- developed tests and FDA validation studies is encouraged. The successful candidate will spend a minimum of 75% of his/her time in research. Research themes may include, but are not limited to: 1) cancer-related immune pathways, reactions and checkpoints 2) biomarker identification and development; 3) advanced tissue imaging with a focus on the tumor microenvironment; 4) computational genomics/pathology. The successful candidate is expected to integrate and leverage existing research and clinical programs at UC Davis Health, including the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Center for Comparative Medicine, the California National Primate Center, and the Center for Mouse Biology.
Approximately 5-25% will be required for formal research teaching of graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows, as well as mentorship of junior faculty participants in research training programs. Clinical service in immunopathology or immuno-oncology ranging from 5-15% is optional and based on the faculty interest, training and need. Clinical teaching of residents, fellows and possibly medical students would be expected and congruent with clinical services if the chosen candidate agrees to assigned clinical service duties.
Qualification Requirements: MD/DO, PhD, or MD/DO-PhD; Candidates must have active extramural research funding that is transferable to UC Davis, a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity including a record of successful mentorship to diverse candidates, the ability to create relationships with commercial partners, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by the next review date found on the application link below. However, this position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2019. Qualified applicants should apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02728.
Please submit the following documents in PDF version: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) Statement of clinical work; (4) Statement of research experience and interests; (5) Statement of teaching experience; (6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity; (7) List of names and contact information for at least five references; (8) Authorization Release Form.
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