Work at UH Advertisement

Title:
Assistant, Associate or Full Reseacher (Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Natural Products, Immunotherapy)
Position Number:
0082954
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Location:
Honolulu
Date Posted:
November 14, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 14, 2016
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Permanent

Other Conditions:
  • This advertisement is for an 11-month, tenure-track vacant faculty position, to begin approximately June 2017. This position will be funded by appropriated funds for the initial 2-year appointment; subsequent partial external funding is expected. Continuation of appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance. The University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center conducts research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer across a broad array of disciplines that includes oncology, epidemiology, molecular carcinogenesis, prevention methods, quality of life in cancer survivors, new therapeutic approaches to cancer treatment, and community-based interventions.
Assistant Researcher Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Perform professional and scientific research in the areas of basic cancer biology preferably in the areas of natural product research, medicinal and/or synthetic chemistry, and immunotherapy.
  2. Pursue an independent line of investigation that is competitive for national grants such as from the National Cancer Institute.
  3. Collaborate with faculty members of the UH Cancer Center, the Hawaii Cancer Consortium, other UH departments, and community-based health care providers on research projects, researcher training/mentoring, and other academic activities through innovative research and world-class cancer care.
  4. Seek collaborative research opportunities where Hawaii has an advantage due to its special multi-ethnic population with disparate outcomes and its unique flora and fauna as sources of anticancer compounds.
  5. May supervise postgraduate students (PhD or MS) and participate in graduate level teaching.
  6. Perform scholarly activities as assigned.
Associate Researcher Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Same duties and responsibilities as Assistant Researcher but will require greater accountability for more complex projects.
  2. Serve as a role model within the UH Cancer Center, the UH, and in the national or international research, academic, and/or medical community.
  3. May assist in the administration of the program and with other related professional and scientific research endeavors.
Researcher Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Same duties and responsibilities as Associate Researcher but will require greater accountability for more complex projects.
  2. Serve as a role model within the UH Cancer Center, the UH, and in the national or international research, academic, and/or medical community.
  3. May assist in the administration of the program and with other related professional and scientific research endeavors.
Assistant Researcher Minimum Qualifications
  1. ** For Non-Medical Degree (MD) holder, doctorate in biomedical sciences from a college or university of recognized standing;
  2. ** For MD holder, MD or other generally recognized equivalent medical degree from a medical school of recognized standing; U.S. Board certification or qualification in the involved specialty; must be eligible for licensure or licensed to practice in the State of Hawaii;
  3. Demonstrated ability in teaching, and patient care (for MD);
  4. Demonstrated initiative, interest in scientific work, and adaptability;
  5. Demonstrated ability to generate independent research reports, publications and grant proposals;
  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively meet, interact and confer with others.
Associate Researcher Minimum Qualifications
  1. ** For Non-MD, four years of effective research with demonstrated increasing professional maturity and independence at the rank of Assistant Researcher or equivalent;
  2. ** For MD, four years in the rank of Assistant Professor, or four years of other medical experience, or a total of four years of teaching in the rank of Assistant Professor and other medical experience, or one year at the rank of Associate Professor at another medical school of recognized standing;
  3. Recognition for having made a significant scholarly contribution to the involved clinical specialty (for MD);
  4. Demonstrated research ability judged competent and adequate for the rank as compared with peers active in the same field at other major research universities;
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize research activities; Demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and program administration;
  6. A strong research track record with active national peer-reviewed funding in cancer and/or clinical and translational research, with evidence of a sustained extramural funding base;
  7. Demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for students and junior colleagues, and to effectively meet, interact and confer with others.
Researcher Minimum Qualifications
  1. ** For Non-MD, four years of effective research with demonstrated increasing professional maturity and independence at the rank of Associate Researcher or equivalent;
  2. ** For MD, four years in the rank of Associate Professor, or ten years of other medical experience, or a total of ten years of teaching in the rank of Associate Professor and other medical experience, or one year at the rank of Professor at another medical school of recognized standing;
  3. Demonstrated research productivity which has resulted in significant recognition by the national or international community of scholars active in the same field;
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and/or supervise research activities; Demonstrated ability in teaching, research, and program administration;
  5. Demonstrated capacity for independent professional research as shown by participation in the affairs of regional and/or national research groups and/or societies;
  6. A strong research track record with active national peer-reviewed funding in cancer and/or clinical and translational research, with evidence of a sustained extramural funding base;
  7. Demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for students and junior colleagues, and to effectively meet, interact and confer with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. For Assistant Researcher: A strong research track record with active national peer-reviewed funding in cancer and/or clinical and translational research, with evidence of a sustained extramural funding base;
  2. Experience in professional and scientific research field or branch of learning such as immunotherapy, development of chemical probes and new anticancer therapeutics, synthetic or natural product-based, or making use of multi-ethnic, multicultural, and underserved populations based research to investigate disparate outcomes.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research interests, names of five (5) professional references with contact information (including email addresses), official transcripts (OR original documentation from the institution confirming degree OR copy of U.S. board certification OR current, unexpired U.S. medical license). Copy of transcript is acceptable in place of U.S. board certification or current U.S. medical license for evaluation purposes but original is required upon hire. Email applications are acceptable. (Note: Only complete applications will be considered.)
Address:
  1. University of Hawaii Cancer Center
  2. Faculty Search - Position #82954
  3. Attn: Human Resources Office
  4. 701 Ilalo Street, 6th Floor
  5. Honolulu, HI 96813
Inquiries:
  1. Namrata Gurung; hr@cc.hawaii.edu

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