University of Pennsylvania — Clinical Faculty Position in Medical Oncology & Clinical Trials (AC)


Clinical Faculty Position in Medical Oncology & Clinical Trials (AC)

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, Section of Comprehensive Cancer Care, invites qualified individuals to apply for an associated faculty position in the Academic Clinician track in Oncology & Clinical Trials at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This individual will be responsible for clinical oversight of patients enrolled in oncology trials conducted at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, and will work within the established clinical trials infrastructure.

Clinical responsibilities include: management of the clinical trials caseload, patient recruitment, and oversight of house officers and nursing staff. Teaching responsibilities include: clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students and house officers, research mentorship for oncology residents and specialty interns, and participation in daily case rounds. In addition to clinical care, the medical oncologist in this role will work closely with the Director of Comparative Oncology Trials and the Penn Vet Cancer Center (PVCC) to establish collaborations with scientists in academia and pharma, with the goal of designing clinical trials that maximize the value of the spontaneous cancer model for collaborators while providing benefits of trial participation for companion animals and owners. The PVCC's focus on translational research includes both investigator-driven and sponsored studies. Adjacent to the veterinary hospital are three world-class hospitals and research centers which provide excellent opportunities for collaboration: The Abramson Cancer Center at the Perelman School of Medicine, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Wistar Institute, (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn).

The Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center (http://pennvcic.org) is dedicated to the implementation and management of clinical trials in companion animals. They provide high-quality operational expertise across a wide variety of trial designs. The dedicated VCIC nursing staff is certified in Good Clinical Practice and experienced in supporting trials for both academic and industry partners. The center is advised by faculty with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trial design.

The Comprehensive Cancer Care service currently consists of 4 board-certified medical oncologists including 1 with a focus on immuno-oncology; 1 board-certified radiation oncologist; 1 board-certified surgeon with a focus on oncology; 4 medical oncology residents; 1 radiation oncology intern; and 1 clinical trials intern. The support staff includes 9 full time nurses and technicians.

Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital is Penn Vet's small animal facility, which houses board-certified faculty in virtually every specialty. Capabilities include interventional radiology, minimally-invasive surgery, hemodialysis and plasmapheresis. Imaging modalities include MRI, CT, Doppler ultrasound, and fluoroscopy. Ryan Hospital is situated on Penn's vibrant main campus in Philadelphia, a beautiful historic city with an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theatres, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia). Philadelphia offers easy access to New York and Washington DC. Additionally, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more are within minutes of the city for the nature enthusiast.

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes multiple options for retirement savings and generous tuition benefits for the candidate's spouse or dependent children. (https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay).

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have board-certification or be board-eligible in medical oncology through either the American or European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The strongest candidates will have demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload, design and implement clinical trials, and collaborate with basic scientists and industry partners. Opportunities for professional development in clinical study design, epidemiology, biostatistics in practice, and trial management are available through Penn's School of Medicine.

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/84615 . The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three references. The letters should be directed to Dr. Mark Oyama, Professor of Cardiology and Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3900 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010; maoyama@upenn.edu. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Peggy Alfarano, Search Coordinator alfarano@upenn.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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