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Oncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancer and Immuno-oncology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Surgery
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Full Time
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Position Number F67120 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Oncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancer and Immuno-oncology School/Unit School of Medicine Department Internal Medicine Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

Pursue the Research, Clinical, and Education Missions of the academic medical center in the areas of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care. Through bench research, clinical trials and the rigorous study of prevention and control, our scientists pursue the many roles of medicine in treating, preventing and controlling the adverse effects of cancer. Our hallmark activity is translational research, where our physicians and scientists work to bring laboratory discoveries to the patient bedside as quickly and safely as possible. Through our training programs, our faculty train the next generation of scientists and physicians to further advance science and practice.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The VCU School of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care and Massey Cancer Center are seeking a Clinical & Translational Investigator with a focus in lung cancer and immuno-oncology to practice at our flagship and satellite locations. This position will have a role in advancing the clinical research mission and will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the Massey Cancer Center.

About the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care:
As part of the Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) School of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care members contribute their expertise and experience to our patient care, research and teaching missions. A collaborative environment among division faculty, and with other specialists from multiple disciplines, provides a comprehensive approach to patient care and physician trainings. As part of VCU Massey Cancer Center, division members are also involved in developing the latest cancer treatments by conducting research and translating their discoveries into cutting-edge patent cares.

About Massey Cancer Center:
VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only 68 National Cancer Institute-designated institutions in the country that leads and shapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds of cancers, Massey conducts basic science, translational and clinical cancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974, Massey has served as an internationally recognized center of excellences. It offers one of the largest selections of cancer clinical trials in Virginia and serves patents at multiple sites throughout the states. Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians and staff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by developing and delivering effective means to prevent, control and ultimately cure cancers.

Position Responsibilities

• Trains medical students, residents and fellows in the lab and while in the clinic.
• Expected to actively participate in providing clinical research opportunities to fellows.

• Develops clinical trial protocols and complies with all regulatory requirements.
• Develops and initiates investigator-initiated trials.
• Works collaboratively with laboratory-investigators to translate laboratory findings into new treatments for cancer.
• Writes and submits grant applications during the course of the academic year.
• Writes and publishes multiple manuscripts during the course of an academic year.
• Serves as an investigator on funded grants, NCCTN and ETCTN trials.
• Serves as a PI or Co-investigator on peer-reviewed grants and is responsible for complying with all institution and sponsors terms and conditions for grant funding.
• Ensures resources are utilized optimally for advancing the clinical research program.
• Participates in Massey Cancer Center Core Grant and CTSA applications and site visits as requested.
• Participates and engages other members of the Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Internal Medicine in collaborative research projects.
• Serves in a leadership role in developing an immune-oncology program and increasing novel treatment options for patients.
• Stays up to date on the clinical trial menu offered through the Massey Cancer Center and educates patients on their options for treatment on clinical trials.

• Attends on the inpatient wards and consult service, and/or sees patients in the outpatient clinic with a focus on lung cancer and immune-oncology.
• Total clinical effort is ~50%.

Required Qualifications

• Board certified or eligible in medical oncology or hematology. Eligible for Virginia licensure.

• Academic track record supporting the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.

• Seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national and/or international recognition in the clinical and research disciplines of cancer.

• Clear evidence of accomplishment/potential (e.g., publications) during medical school, residency, fellowship, and/or early academic career.

• Experience in program building.

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications
Date Posted 01/14/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Interested candidates should apply online at

For additional information, please contact Dr. Khalid Matin – Interim Chair, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care |

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you Board Certified or Board Eligible in medical oncology or hematology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national and/or international recognition in the clinical and research disciplines of cancer?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an academic track record supporting the rank of Professor or Associate Professor?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3
  6. Publications

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