Employees hired into Administrative and Professional positions
posted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, if
employed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University Human
Resources System. For additional information, go to
Is this employee on a H1B Visa?
Teaching and Research Faculty
Oncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancer
School of Medicine
Number of Months
Grant funded position?
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
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
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.
• 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
• 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
• Writes and publishes multiple manuscripts during the course of an
• Serves as an investigator on funded grants, NCCTN and ETCTN
• 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
• 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
• Total clinical effort is ~50%.
• Board certified or eligible in medical oncology or hematology.
Eligible for Virginia licensure.
• Academic track record supporting the rank of Professor or
• Seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national and/or
international recognition in the clinical and research disciplines
• Clear evidence of accomplishment/potential (e.g., publications)
during medical school, residency, fellowship, and/or early academic
• 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 .
Open Until Filled
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date
Type of Search
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
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.
Diversity Statement Information
For more information on diversity statements, including
guidelines, please click here
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Are you Board Certified or Board Eligible in medical oncology
- * Are you a seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national
and/or international recognition in the clinical and research
disciplines of cancer?
- * Do you have an academic track record supporting the rank of
Professor or Associate Professor?
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Other Document
- Reference Letter - 1
- Reference Letter - 2
- Reference Letter - 3