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Faculty Position in Brain Cancer

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, Washington, DC
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

Virginia Tech (VT) is recruiting to fill a faculty position at the associate or full professor level in brain cancer research in partnership with the Children’s National Hospital (CNH). This new faculty position represents part of a major collaborative research initiative between VT and CNH. The position will be located in Virginia Tech’s new state of the art research facilities at the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus in Washington DC (CNRIC - The faculty member will be part of the university’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI -


Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a record of accomplishment of research productivity through high quality publications and active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH). The new faculty member will join several teams of VT brain cancer researchers already in place at the CNRIC, as well as CNH brain cancer researchers. The successful candidate will primarily be expected to maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program. They will also have the opportunity to participate in some teaching of graduate students and to serve as a research mentor for VT graduate, medical and undergraduate students. A competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.


The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in a newly renovated research building with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teams of researchers from CNH’s genetic medicine research center and rare disease institute.  Johnson and Johnson’s J-Lab facility and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority program are also located in the same building.


Please submit your application, including full curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and plans, teaching/mentoring philosophy and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.

To complete the application, the applicant should also have at least three references post their letters of support to the same site. It is expected that initial interviews will begin by October, 2022.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, bringing talent, experience and insights from multiple perspectives to work together in collaborative teams to solve the most pressing challenges in the biomedical and health sciences. Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community (, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Executive Director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Michael J. Friedlander at

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record of accomplishment of research productivity through major publications and either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or strong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in the near term. The new faculty member will join teams of successful brain cancer researchers at Virginia Tech’s FBRI and across multiple colleges and at the CNRIC.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in some teaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and medical students. A competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.

Appointment Type


Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Shelton at at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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