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Assistant Professor/Physician Scientist Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Posted Date
May 26, 2024

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The Dartmouth Cancer Center (DCC) at Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invite outstanding board-certified/board-eligible lab-based physician-scientists to apply for an Assistant Professor faculty positions within the interdepartmental Cancer Signaling, Genomes, and Networks program (Cancer SiGNs) of DCC.

We seek an enthusiastic and collaborative individual who will develop an innovative laboratory-based program in translational cancer research focused on elucidating new oncogenic mechanisms and/or developing novel therapeutic approaches. Candidates that use modern genetic, biochemical, pharmacological, bioinformatic, or other innovative approaches to achieve these research goals are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates at senior ranks may also be considered.

As one of 53 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, DCC offers a dynamic and interactive research and clinical environment with a commitment to research excellence. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Cancer Biology graduate student training program. DCC members benefit from highly collaborative and collegial interactions across the entirety of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Health, inclusive of other departments at Geisel, the School of Arts & Sciences, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, with cross-Dartmouth interactions catalyzed by the Byrne Family Cancer Research Institute ( ). In addition to interactions within DCC, candidates may benefit additionally from four existing NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBREs) and recent major investments in Precision Prevention ( ), Next Generation Immunotherapy ( ), the Dartmouth Innovation Accelerator for Cancer ( .

Successful candidates are expected to develop and advance an independent research program in translational cancer biology. Expectations for teaching and mentoring are a part of this role, and individuals will be provided with such opportunities through membership in the Molecular and Cellular Biology (which includes the Cancer Biology Program track) and/or Quantitative Biomedical Sciences PhD graduate programs. A generous start-up package including 80% protected research time, as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities, will be provided. Departmental appointment(s) will be determined by the candidate's clinical training and desired area of practice.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and goals that emphasizes the clinical relevance of their research (not to exceed 3 pages), a teaching statement, and the names of three referees who can provide letters of recommendation. Application review will remain open and continue until the position is filled. Dartmouth and Dartmouth Health are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their research, service, teaching, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dartmouth, Dartmouth Health and DCC are located in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the New Hampshire/Vermont Border and are surrounded by a vibrant academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life, in a beautiful rural setting. Additional amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hours' drive.

Address Inquires To:
Konstantin Dragnev, MD
Search Committee Chair

Required Licensure/Certifications

  • Candidates should hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D degree (or equivalent), have completed relevant clinical and postdoctoral research experience and be board certified or board eligible in their medical or surgical specialty.
  • Must obtain New Hampshire Medical license

Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Application by members of any under-represented group is encouraged.


Our Mission:

We advance health through research, education, clinical practice, and community partnerships, providing each person the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

Our Vision:

Achieve the healthiest population possible, leading the transformation of health care in our region and setting the standard for our nation.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in academic medicine, particularly in evidence-based and patient-centered health care, medical research, and health care policy reform. The
system includes hundreds of physicians, specialists, and other providers who work together at different locations to meet the health care needs of more than 1.5 million patients in northern New England. Dartmouth-Hitchcock patients have access to specialists in almost every area of medicine in addition to primary care services at local community practices as well as world-class research at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. With a focus on achieving the healthiest population possible, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is also leading the transformation of health care in partnership with the Geisel School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and Dartmouth College’s business, engineering, and undergraduate faculties. From modest origins as a rural, regional medical college to national stature as a leading academic health care system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is well aligned with the demands on medicine now and for the foreseeable future.

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