Pediatric Hematology / Oncology - Cancer Biology Researcher

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


Not Specified years

Posted 41 days ago

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking an outstanding scientist or physician-scientist to join the Hematology/Oncology Division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The successful candidate will have an established track-record for carrying out laboratory-based research, independently or in a mentored environment, addressing important themes relevant to childhood cancer. Areas of particular interest include studies of chromosomal translocation-driven childhood cancers, soft tissue and bone sarcoma, neuroblastoma, childhood brain tumor, and hematological malignancies. Research trajectories that leverage novel model organisms that are amenable to mid- or high-throughput chemical biology or genetic screens are welcome. The potential for clinical translation of laboratory research should also be apparent.

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree and in the midst of, or completing, postdoctoral research training. Candidates currently working in a mentored position should be able to demonstrate evidence for increasing independence in the form of favorably-scored or funded grant applications and published manuscripts.

The applicant will join a large and growing Hematology/Oncology Division with robust clinical, research, and educational programs that are already in place. They will enjoy the exceptionally rich biomedical research environment at UT Southwestern Medical Center, including the NCI-designated Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, the Green Center for Systems Biology, and the Children's Medical Center Research Institute. Competitive start-up packages and compensation/benefits will be provided. Academic rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule.

Clinical facilities include the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Health, Dallas, which is adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

As one of the nation's largest pediatric cancer and blood disease programs (approximately 300 new oncology and 700 new hematology patients per year) in the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers a superb milieu for career development.