Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Cancer Immunology

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Posting Details

Job TitleAssistant, Associate, or Professor in Cancer ImmunologyRequisition NumberFE01893Working TitleDepartment Name7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular GenWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education

PhD and/or MD

Required Related Experience

Experience in an area of tumor immunology and/or inflammation.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center and Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics are jointly seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in cancer immunology at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD and post-doctoral research experience in an area of tumor immunology and/or inflammation. A strong foundation in flow cytometry/cell sorting approaches is desirable which could also lead to a directorship of the Flow Cytometry & Immune Monitoring (FCIM) core facility. Applicants with proven records of research and publications in basic, clinical or translational cancer immunology and/or inflammation are encouraged to apply. Current NIH funding in related areas of research is highly desirable. Competitive start-up funds and faculty salary will be provided, commensurate with level of experience. A start date as early as January 1, 2020 is anticipated.

The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health profession colleges, the cancer center is located within a vibrant and expanding basic and clinical research community with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across its research programs (see for more information).

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is located at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, adjacent to the Markey Cancer Center. Members of the department are actively engaged in a variety of research areas, including cellular and molecular immunology, cancer biology, microbial pathogenesis, and cellular and molecular genetics. For more information about the department, see

Applications should include a curriculum vita, as well as a cover letter with description of cancer immunology and/or inflammation research interests and a discussion of future research plans. Applicants should provide names and addresses of at least three professional references, who will be contacted for invited applicants. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty search committee as applications arrive, and competitive candidates will receive an invitation to visit the University of Kentucky for an interview.

Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

Applicants with proven records of research and publications in basic, clinical or translational cancer immunology and/or inflammation are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to ApplyOpen Until FilledYesUniversity 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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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

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  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/5/2019
    Application Due: 12/4/2019
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