Faculty Investigator in Cancer Biology (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor)
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2541710
Faculty Investigator in Cancer Biology (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06935
Outstanding Investigator in Cancer Biology at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center - 2021
The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, in collaboration with the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer (JCCC), is seeking to recruit an outstanding investigator in the broad area of cancer biology to a tenure-track/tenured position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.
The JCCC is a matrix NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center that draws members from a broad range of departments in the health sciences schools including the DGSOM, the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry as well as numerous departments in the basic sciences, life sciences, and other parts of the University. There are unique opportunities for collaborative basic, translational, clinical, and population science research.
The JCCC and DGSOM partnership fosters a highly collaborative research community that promotes innovative and cutting-edge research.
We are seeking an independent and collaborative scientist with a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree. Expertise in a broad range of cancer-focused areas is welcome, including but not limited to: cancer genetics, epigenetics, computational and bioengineering approaches, metabolism, signaling, tumor evolution, heterogeneity, immunotherapy, metastasis, and tumor microenvironment.
Candidates must have a proven track record of scientific discovery in basic and/or translational cancer research. The primary DGSOM department in which the candidate's faculty appointment will reside will be determined based on a mutually agreed upon assessment of the most appropriate department based on the selected candidate's research focus.
Candidates are particularly sought who have the following:
A strong peer-reviewed publication record.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Success moving scientific discovery into new research directions.
A collaborative style that fosters and supports teamwork and innovation.
The DGSOM and JCCC encourage candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching and mentoring activities.
Cultural North Star. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what's right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.
The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
Applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the applicant's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. An optional Statement of Teaching may also be submitted. Applicants are additionally asked to provide 3-5 names and contact information for professional references via the online system.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.