Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/7/2022 10:36 AM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
CPH Epidemiology
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The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is leading the recruitment of multiple investigators (up to 25) for a major strategic increase in its portfolio across basic, translational, population science and clinical research efforts. Recruitment
is for tenured, tenure‐track, and non‐tenure‐earning faculty at all ranks and includes academic appointment in one or more academic departments across the University. 
This large‐scale recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and a $10M annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation.


Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the country. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only
cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort
focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 135 members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. Cancer Institute members receive approximately $10 million
in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple “team science” grants. The Cancer Institute has 5 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical
trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the
Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority.  For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept.  UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


  • Research
  • Teaching 
  • Service


All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to those
applicants with research focused in the following areas: cancer cell biology, population science, tumor immunology and inflammation, cancer cell metabolism, epigenetics, oncolytic viruses, cancer outcomes and survivorship, role of the
microbiome in cancer, cancer imaging, chemoprevention and informatics. Likewise, we are interested in research involving the following organ systems: ovary, breast, lung, and hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma.


Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references directly to Cancer Institute director, Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD at Application deadline is June 1, 2020. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).




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