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Assistant / Associate Professor of Research, Department of Radiation Oncology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.” With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. 


The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Research, invites applications for a faculty member with expertise in radiation biology that will complement and expand growing programs in translational and basic research.  Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.


Current areas of exploration include molecular effects of proton radiotherapy (FLASH and conventional dose rate), immune effects of radiation therapy, mechanisms of radiation resistance, and real-time changes after radiation using quantitative phase imaging microscopy.  As a branch of a clinical department, this position also facilitates pre-clinical, translational, and clinical collaboration.


The faculty candidate will work in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center (UCCC) and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), as well as the UCHealth/CCHMC Proton Therapy Center as needed.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, along with UC Health, are leaders in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and cancer treatment (  


Formalized mentorship will be provided along with competitive start up funds and access to core facilities, a XenX animal irradiator, a newly purchased cabinet radiator, and the research gantry at the UC Health/CCHMC Proton Center.  The University has additionally invested in the construction of an on-site cyclotron for collaborative projects requiring radionuclides. Faculty laboratories will be housed in the newly renovated Division of Radiation Oncology Research in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, near the UC Medical Center and College of Medicine.  

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or a related field, with interest and experience in applications to cancer.
  • The successful candidate will be primarily focused on advancing experimental studies with a small educational and training component.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The application package should include, in a single pdf file: (1) a one-page Cover Letter outlining relevance of research experience and interests to position description, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a concise research prospectus (three page maximum), and (4) contact information for three references.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 79781


Assistant / Associate Professor of Research, Department of Radiation Oncology

Date:  May 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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