Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Metabolic rewiring in cancer drug resistance #BMD007

The University of Chicago’s Ben May Department for Cancer Research is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research focuses on the mechanisms of the emergence of cancer drug resistance. In line with the strategic development of tumor metabolism research at the University of Chicago, the appointee will explore how cancers (e.g., breast cancer or prostate cancer) develop resistance to molecularly-targeted therapies by altering utilization of different metabolic pathways. The appointee will also make use of model systems and approaches that are relevant to translation of their findings to the clinic. Application of scientific discoveries to reduce cancer health disparities is also of interest.

We expect the appointee will be proposed for an appointment in the NCI-designated University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) (http://cancer.uchicago.edu) and collaborate in multi-disciplinary research with colleagues across the Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences Divisions, the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and outstanding graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs in the biological and physical sciences. The appointee will teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) is dependent upon qualifications.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be considered, those interested must apply online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/146469. Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, contact information for three references, a short summary of research plans, and a teaching statement. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.