Assistant Professor of Research, Division of Hematology and Oncology

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology is undergoing a major expansion and is seeking faculty candidates to fill faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the broad area of cancer basic research. This recruitment is part of a significant investment made under the stewardship of Dr. John C. Byrd, newly appointed Chairman of Medicine, to serve our academic mission and to achieve NCI-designation.


The Division seeks to pursue topics including mechanisms regulating cancer metabolism, redox balance and the response to cellular stress; mechanisms underlying therapeutic resistance; and with particular focus on areas such as but not limited to lung, head and neck, or gastrointestinal cancers. 


The division has strong collaborative ties with the Department of Cancer Biology. The environment is collegial, collaborative and interdisciplinary. Our faculty currently has strengths in signal transduction, ferroptosis, lipidomics, mouse cancer modeling, autophagy, mitochondrial dynamics, cellular stress response pathways, novel cancer treatments, resistance to targeted therapy and tumor immunobiology. Disease interests span from solid tumors to leukemia.


In addition, ample opportunities exist on campus for access to resources in immunobiology, laboratory medicine, transfusion medicine, cellular therapy and cancer biology at the UC Medical College, the Hoxworth Blood Center and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.


The division offers outstanding resources to support new faculty, including competitive salary and start-up support, junior faculty mentoring and guidance, well-supported core facilities and a strong collegial cancer research environment on campus.

Essential Functions

These full-time faculty research positions will require the candidates to lead a cancer research team focused on lung, head and neck, or gastrointestinal cancer, investigating the mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis leading to novel knowledge that will advance our understanding of the mechanisms initiating and maintaining cancer as well as informing novel therapies.  Essential functions include:

  • The planning of research programs, the design and interpretation of experiments, training and mentoring of research team comprised of one or more of the following: UC undergraduate or graduate students, research associates, and/or postdoctoral fellows in our divisional labs.
  • Seeking extramural funding with grants and research contracts. Successful candidates are expected to carry out research utilizing the following techniques: RNAi and CRISPR/CAS9 technologies for gene silencing and editing, expression profiling and chromatin immunoprecipitation, PCR, DNA transfection, gene transduction with recombinant replication deficient viruses, western blotting; cell biology techniques: cellular viability assays, cell migration assays, live imaging, confocal imaging, tri-dimensional growth assays, patient derived tumor organoid generation and maintenance, laser captured microdissection; mouse cancer models: generation of genetically engineered mice, mouse colony management, design and execution of pre-clinical drug studies, characterization of tumorigenesis, tumor xenograft experiments; mass spectrometry: design, execution and interpretation of mass spectrometry assisted lipidomic experiments with Sciex 5600 and orbitrap instruments; and software needed for data analysis.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of the appointment, all of the following are required:

  • PhD degree in molecular biology or cancer biology
  • Minimum of five (5) years of post-doctoral research experience in cancer biology with at least 3 peer-reviewed publications.

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.


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Assistant Professor of Research, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Cancer Research, Hematology, Oncology, Cytology, Research, Healthcare