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Faculty Physician, focus in prostate/genitourinary cancer | Assistant/Associate Professor

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
Posted Date
May 31, 2024

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Hematology / Oncology
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Assistant or Associate Professor level faculty position in the area of GU medical oncology, with a focus on clinical research. This position will join a robust clinical and translational program at OHSU that has made significant contributions to research in prostate and non-prostate genitourinary malignancies.

In this position, there is the opportunity to work with other members of the GU medical oncology team, other clinical specialties such as Urology and Radiation Oncology, and Knight Cancer Institute basic scientists with expertise in Genomics, Immunology, and Cancer Biology. The applicant will be expected to have clinical activities in both prostate and non-prostate GU cancers.

This is an outstanding career move for candidates with a clinical and/or laboratory-based research focus and a strong record of external funding and publications.

The Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology currently has over 110 faculty and is comprised of programs in general hematology, solid tumor oncology, bone marrow transplant & cellular therapy, hematological malignancies, and palliative medicine. The Division also oversees faculty in a number of community practices, known as Community Hematology and Oncology (CHO), and maintains a strong collaboration with the VA Medical Center, linked to the main campus by a skybridge.  Our clinical practices enroll more than 5,000 new patients each year.

The Division, the largest component of the Knight Cancer Institute, has a goal of providing outstanding patient care, ensuring access to high-quality clinical and translational clinical trials, and integrating basic research. The Division has grown significantly over the past decade, and significant growth is projected.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute offers unprecedented resources to transform cancer early detection, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment, supported by the successful conclusion of a $1 billion fundraising campaign completed in 2015. Known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine and early detection, the Knight Cancer Institute creates an environment that encourages visionary leadership and dedicated teamwork in support of ending cancer as we know it.  The Knight’s vision is a world freed from the burden of cancer, and our guiding principles remind us we are a bold, supportive, and connected team.

Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, OHSU offers a highly collaborative atmosphere within a comprehensive health care focused university with particular expertise in cancer, neurosciences, and cardiovascular medicine. Portland is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live, with easy access to a vibrant city, outdoor activities, and a world-renowned food scene. These opportunities offer a highly nurturing environment to grow professionally and personally. 

Function/Duties of Position

The duties of our clinical faculty positions are in support of the missions, goals, and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and may include:

  • Participate in the education of medical students and house staff in accordance with assignments to the department by the Curriculum Committee and Chair
  • Care of patients with hematologic and/or oncologic disease
  • Establish and maintain a program of scholarly activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes,
  • Participate in administrative committees and councils of OHSU as approved by the Chair and Division Head
  • Engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups with the knowledge and consent of the Chair and Division Head

It is anticipated a clinical faculty position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching Research/Academic, and Service. Academic rank will be based on qualifications.

Required Qualifications

  • MD or MD/PhD
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Oregon
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board eligible/certified in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology
  • Demonstrated background, focus, and drive to excel, as well as the desire to deliver the best care possible to cancer patients in a clinical research environment
  • Proven track record of teaching, basic, clinical, or population research, and excellent patient care

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • History of success in obtaining extramural funds for clinical trials and/or basic science research


At OHSU, we deliver breakthroughs for better health. We're driven by the belief that better health starts with innovations in the lab, in the classroom, at the bedside and in our communities. From cancer to Alzheimer's to cardiovascular care, we collaborate every day to identify and deliver new ways to understand disease, treat illness and train the next generation of scientists and health professionals. It takes all of us - from scientists, clinicians and nurses to a top-notch professional staff. Join us.

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