University of Florida Seeking Thoracic Medical Oncologist

Location
Gainesville, Florida
Posted
Sep 18, 2023
Position Type
Permanent

The University of Florida Department of Medicine is seeking applications for a full-time medical oncologist for a clinician-researcher track position in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Assistant Professor rank or higher. This position seeks a board-certified/board-eligible medical oncologist with experience and interest in thoracic oncology and developing and conducting clinical trials. Applicants must be eligible for a Florida Medical License. This individual will have a primarily clinical assignment but will also be expected to develop, participate in, and lead clinical/translational research projects; embrace team-oriented research; engage in teaching students, housestaff, and fellows in the clinic and inpatient settings; and provide direct patient care at our Gainesville campus. A track record of prior clinical research and scholarly activity is highly preferred. Academic interests could include translational research, early-phase clinical trials, symptom management, observational studies, and/or health disparities. 

Faculty in the UF Division of Hematology and Oncology are members of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), the only NCI-designated Cancer Center in North Central Florida. The center is also the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center based at a public university in Florida. The UFHCC blends comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, with members from 11 of the 16 colleges at the University of Florida (UF). UF is listed as one of the nation's top five public research universities, according to the 2023 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Resources available for professional development at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center include leadership, education, and research training through support from the UF Health Cancer Center, Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), formal mentorship programs, and supported opportunities for teaching and research. The UF Health Cancer Center Clinical Research Office provides clinical research support.

Foreign national candidates whose employment conditions meet federal and University requirements under an immigrant classification are eligible to apply.

Tenure accruing and non-tenure accruing tracks are available. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible in Medical Oncology and Hematology and be eligible for a Florida Medical License.

About Gainesville, Florida:

Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university and is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, Gainesville is home to a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Gainesville is known for the preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, and the city's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. It is a hidden gem in North Central Florida, within a couple of hours of major cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. We are in a central location to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a couple of hours' drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. We have warm weather much of the year, allowing for year-round outdoor activities. Due to the diverse atmosphere generated by The University of Florida and UF Health Shands, the leading employers in Gainesville, the city is also a wonderful place to raise a family.

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