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Service Assistant Professor - Department of Hematology and Oncology

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

Job Details

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Service Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Oncology

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine, located in Morgantown, WV, seeks an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative researcher and mentor to serve as Service Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology and Oncology in the Cancer Institute

The Department of Hematology and Oncology has outstanding clinical, translational and basic science research programs with several investigator initiated clinical trials and established human tissue collection protocols. This researcher will join an established group of lung cancer researchers to develop an independent research program focused on developing novel strategies for the treatment of lung cancer. Translational research is also supported by close ties with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and Vaccine Development center as well as P20 Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grants in Tumor Microenvironment. Department faculty hold extramural research support from NIH, DoD, regional and national foundations, and industry.

Duties of the position include support of existing projects with transition into development of an independent research program with a planned focus on lung cancer. The researcher is expected to expand the research profile of the department by increasing research productivity through submission of publications, presentations and grants. Further, they will enhance training for our Oncology Residents and cancer biology graduate students by providing hands on technical support, guidance for existing projects and participation in research curricula.

Qualifications :

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in the fields of Microbiology, Immunology, Cell Biology or a related STEM discipline and have five (5) or more years of post-graduate research experience. Demonstration of successful collaboration and excellent communication skills is expected and will allow the researcher to leverage existing collaborative opportunities within the Health Sciences Center and across the University campus, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Additional qualifications include: plans for active research program, proven record of teaching and mentoring of students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, and commitment to cross-disciplinary team-building. The successful applicant will possess academic credentials that merit appointment as a Research Assistant Professor.

As a land-grant institution, WVU’s faculty, staff and students are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare, and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state, and global engagement. WVU enrolls approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate and professional students and is proud to hold R1 research classification, the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing on one campus, optimizing ease of interaction. Patient care facilities include a 700+ bed academic medical campus comprised of the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital with a Level I Trauma Center, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the 70-bed Chestnut Ridge Psychiatric Facility.

Morgantown has approximately 31,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. Residents enjoy nationally ranked schools, excellent healthcare, low unemployment, low crime rates and world-class recreational opportunities. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. DOE’s NETL, NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), NIOSH and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as private industry. Morgantown is within reasonable driving distances of Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Additional details on the area and the University are available at and

To apply for this position visit: Please submit a single document detailing your professional experience and research, teaching and mentoring philosophies, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Morgantown was recently recognized as one of 110 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index, which rates how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are of LGBTQ people.

WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( and facilitating suitable work-life integration ( WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners of its faculty members in job search and the transition of their own careers.


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