University of Pennsylvania — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Department of Cancer Biology seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of genetics and biology of head and neck cancers with a focus on cancer etiology and/or cancer genomics, inflammation, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches towards treatment of head and neck cancers. Particular areas of interest include genetics, tumor immunology or virology, bioinformatics, and/or translational therapeutics. Responsibilities include building an independent research program in basic and/or translational studies in head and neck cancer, training of graduate students and post-doctoral investigators, as well as to develop interactions with investigators within the greater cancer research environment at the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In particular, the candidate should demonstrate the vision and potential or ability to interact with clinicians to foster translational research programs. Candidates with a keen interest in building interdisciplinary programs through interactions across the basic and clinical departments within the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as other Health related schools at the University of Pennsylvania, are encouraged to apply. Key selection criteria will be research excellence and originality of science. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.

The Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Cancer Biology are among the leading departments in the nation, and is home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-class research in broad areas of cancer, virology, and microbiome. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provides an intellectually vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary environment, with a wealth of cutting edge research resources. The successful applicant will have a secondary appointment in the Department of Cancer Biology.

The ideal candidate should have completed advanced postdoctoral training or be an early career investigator with an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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