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Faculty Position in Brain Cancer

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Roanoke, Virginia
Category:
Medical Research

Job Description

Virginia Tech (VT) is recruiting to fill a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in brain cancer research in partnership with the Children's National Hospital (CNH).  This new faculty position represents part of a major collaborative research initiative between VT and CNH.  The position will be located in Virginia Tech's new state of the art research facilities at the new Children's National Research and Innovation Campus (CNRIC - https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/photo-gallery/research-and-innovation-campus-virtual-tour) in Washington DC.  The position will be on the tenure track at Virginia Tech and part of the university's Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI - https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/) in Roanoke, Virginia on the VT Health Sciences and Technology campus that also has a growing presence on the CNRIC in Washington, DC.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record of accomplishment of research productivity through major publications and either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or strong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in the near term. The new faculty member will join teams of successful brain cancer researchers already in place at the CNRIC including those from Virginia Tech.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in some teaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  A competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.

The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in a newly renovated research building with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teams of researchers from CNH's genetic medicine research center and rare disease institute.  Johnson and Johnson's J-Lab and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority program are also located in the building.

It is expected that initial interviews will begin in October, 2021. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and plans and teaching/mentoring philosophy. Be prepared for your three references to be contacted to post letters of support to the same site once you apply.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record of accomplishment of research productivity through major publications and either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or strong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in the near term. The new faculty member will join teams of successful brain cancer researchers at Virginia Tech's FBRI and across multiple colleges and at the CNRIC. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in some teaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and medical students. A competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

11/08/2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Pamela Stell at pstell20@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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