Assistant Professor in Cancer Research

Lexington, KY
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Professor in the Markey Cancer Center will provide unique expertise on breast cancer, migration & metastasis that will contribute to a range of extramurally funded research programs. This expertise will facilitate initiation and maintenance of research and other creative activities for the College, University and community.

Research and other creative activities will include, but are not limited to, initiating research; collaborating with faculty and other professionals inside/outside the institution to provide scientific direction and guidance on issues related to the design, conduct, and evaluation of research and other creative activities, leading and participating in the submission of applications to appropriate extramural agencies, and providing scientific and technical assistance to the College, University and community for research and other creative activities.

Professional development activities will include, but are not limited to, becoming involved in other academic duties, such as on departmental and university committees appropriate for academic rank, as assigned by the Department Chair. This individual will also be encouraged to engage in professional related activities on local, state, and national workgroups, committees and technical advisory panels.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Cancer Research

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

PhD or equivalent

Required Related Experience

Experience with molecular or cellular biology

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

PhD plus 10+ years of experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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