Asst Professor

Rochester, NY


Faculty job description

The Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY is currently recruiting early and mid-career tenure-track faculty as part of a major expansion of its basic and translational science research base. Scientists making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, bioinformatics, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to study tumor plasticity, evolution and metastasis, cancer cell metabolism, cancer microenvironment/immunology or the interface of aging and cancer are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive, growing multidisciplinary research community. The Wilmot Cancer Institute is the hub of cancer research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $30M in cancer-directed funding annually. The Wilmot Cancer Institute and UR Medicine are the major providers of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care in central New York State and the Finger Lakes region, with >6000 new patients every year. Wilmot’s core Research Programs include: ‘Genetics, Epigenetics and Metabolism’, ‘Cancer Microenvironment’ and ‘Cancer Prevention and Control’ and the center boasts an extensive clinical trials program providing opportunity for innovative translational research. New faculty will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development. Overall, the city of Rochester has a vibrant cultural environment and ranks #1 among cities in the Northeast to live post-COVID.

Candidates should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to cancer biology.

The successful candidate will hold a primary faculty appointment with the department and rank to be commensurate with area of expertise and experience.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #245055 at

And submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement, pdfs of two key publications, and have three letters of recommendation sent to the search committee chairs Paula Vertino, PhD and Hartmut Land, PhD - c/o Jaycee Turney at . Review of applications will start November 1, 2022.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range:

Assistant Professor $105,000 - $145,000 Annually

Associate Professor $130,000 - $175,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

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