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Faculty Position in Brain Canc

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Greater Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Research / Scientific, Medical Professionals

Job Description

Virginia Tech (https://vt.edu/) is recruiting to fill a tenure track assistant professor faculty position in brain cancer research in partnership with the Children’s National Hospital (CNH - https://childrensnational.org/). Candidates at a more senior level may also be considered. 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 laboratory facilities at the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus (CNRIC - https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/photo-gallery/research-and-innovation-campus-virtual-tour) in Washington DC. The position will be on the tenure track at Virginia Tech and part of the university’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI - https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/) that primarily operates in Roanoke, Virginia on the VT Health Sciences and Technology campus but will have a growing presence on the CNRIC in Washington, DC.

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.

The faculty member can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of students to work with them in their research program. Specifically, Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in multiple biomedically-related disciplines, particularly the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath (http://www.tbmh.vt.edu) and the Molecular and Cellular Biology (https://www.mcb.vt.edu) graduate programs. In addition, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is one of the nation’s most research intensive medical schools where every medical student carries out four years of research under faculty mentorship.

The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in a newly renovated phase one research building with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teams of researchers from CNH’s rare disease institute. Other floors of the phase one building will house Johnson and Johnson’s J-Lab (https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/locations/jlabs-washington-dc) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority program.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions. 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- https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ 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.

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 highly competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

3/15/2021

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 veteran 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 Pamela Stell at pstell20@vt.edu  during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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