Department Name: 7H018:GRADUATE CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGY
The University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center and the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology are jointly seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time, tenured faculty position in cancer biology at the associate or full professor level. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD with extensive experience that complement existing department strengths on the broad range of cancer cell signaling, epigenetics, metabolism or DNA repair. Applicants with proven records of research and publications on tobacco-related cancers such as lung, head and neck cancer are strongly encouraged to apply, but research on other types of cancer will also be considered. Currently-active, major external funding in related areas of research is required. Competitive start-up funds and faculty salary will be provided, commensurate with level of experience. In addition, wet laboratory space will be provided in the new, open-format, Healthy Kentucky Research Building (HKRB), which houses the majority of cancer basic researchers and is in close proximity to state-of-the-art research cores. A start date as early as July 1, 2020 is anticipated.
The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health profession colleges, the cancer center is located within a vibrant and expanding basic and clinical research community with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across its research programs (see https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research for more information).
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is located at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, adjacent to the Markey Cancer Center. Members of the department are actively engaged in a variety of graduate education and research areas, including basic & translational cancer biology, forensic science and environmental toxicology. For more information about the department, see https://toxicology.med.uky.edu/
Applications should include a curriculum vita, as well as a cover letter with description of cancer research interests and a discussion of future research plans. Applicants should provide names and addresses of at least three professional references, who will be contacted for invited applicants. Applications should be submitted online and will be reviewed by a faculty search committee as applications arrive, and competitive candidates will receive an invitation to visit the University of Kentucky for an interview.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD and/or MD
Required Related Experience:
Extensive experience that complement existing department strengths on the broad range of cancer cell signaling, epigenetics, metabolism or DNA repair.
Currently-active, major external funding in related areas of research is required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Applicants with proven records of research and publications on tobacco-related cancers such as lung, head and neck cancer are strongly encouraged to apply, but research on other types of cancer will also be considered.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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