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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Houston, Texas
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Clinical Cancer Prevention. The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Making cancer history. The Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is recruiting a PhD or MD/PhD at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track. We are seeking a faculty member interested in cancer prevention, cancer genetics, or early detection of cancer. High priority areas include immunologic approaches to cancer prevention or mouse modeling of premalignancy, especially in high priority tumor types such as pancreas, brain, ovarian, esophageal, prostate, and lung cancer. This position will conduct basic, and/or translational research to understand the molecular drivers of cancer and to identify, develop, and execute effective strategies for the prevention of cancer. The Clinical Cancer Prevention Department is a multidisciplinary department whose members conducts basic, translational, and cancer prevention clinical research, and provides clinical cancer prevention services and education. The mission of the department is to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through multifaceted cancer prevention approaches on the local, national, and international levels. Department members are encouraged to develop studies testing novel cancer screening, early detection strategies or risk assessment methods, or novel cancer preventive interventions. Candidates will have the opportunity for support through institutional pilot grant programs with the many cancer SPORE grant programs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Additional support is available through the Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Population Research through pilot grants and fellowship training grants. Current areas of strength include gastrointestinal, breast, skin, and prostate cancer prevention. Competitive candidates should have a background and interest in cancer prevention and cancer prevention research to improve cancer detection, risk assessment, and prevention. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with support for clinical and/or laboratory research programs. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Powel Brown, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Unit 1360, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230-4679. MD Anderson Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free facility.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center