Faculty Position in Brain Cancer Research

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 7, 2021

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Faculty Position in Brain Cancer Research – Virginia Tech Partnership with Children’s National Hospital

Virginia Tech (VT) is recruiting to fill a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in brain cancer research in partnership with the Children’s National Hospital (CNH).  This new faculty position represents part of a major collaborative research initiative between VT and CNH.  The position will be located in Virginia Tech’s new state of the art research facilities at the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus (CNRIC - https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/photo-gallery/research-and-innovation-campus-virtual-tour) in Washington DC.  The position will be on the tenure track at Virginia Tech and part of the university’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI - https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/) in Roanoke, Virginia on the VT Health Sciences and Technology campus that also has a growing presence on the CNRIC in Washington, DC.



Applicants should have an earned doctorate (PhD, MD and/or DVM), postdoctoral research experience, a demonstrated record of accomplishment of research productivity through major publications and either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or strong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in the near term. The new faculty member will join teams of successful brain cancer researchers already in place at the CNRIC including those from Virginia Tech.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in some teaching of graduate students as well as research mentoring of undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  A competitive salary, space, and start-up package will be provided.



The CNRIC is located in Washington, DC sited on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in a newly renovated research building with state of the art facilities, including adjacent teams of researchers from CNH’s genetic medicine research center and rare disease institute.  Johnson and Johnson’s J-Lab and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority program are also located in the building.

It is expected that initial interviews will begin in October, 2021. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and plans and teaching/mentoring philosophy at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #517732.  Be prepared to have three references post letters of support to the same site.

Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the Executive Director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Michael J. Friedlander (friedlan@vtc.vt.edu).



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