Translational Research Pathologist

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req4286

Department:

Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:

https://cancercenter.arizona.edu/

Medical Sub-Speciality:

Location:

UAHS - Tucson

Address:

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

We are seeking a highly experienced translational cancer research pathologist to join the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) and the Pathology Department at University of Arizona Health Sciences. The UACC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center in the State of Arizona. We are increasing our focus on team science initiatives, specifically in gastrointestinal malignancies, with the goal of bringing novel cancer drugs discovered at the UACC to our patients.The qualified candidate is experienced in translational cancer research and is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual who has the ability to work with basic, translational, and clinical scientists. The candidate should have experience with the development and annotation of biospecimen cores, biomarker development, development of tissue-based assays, with excellent traditional diagnostic pathology skills and strong ability to interpret pathology data in the context of a detailed and current understanding of molecular and cellular biology concepts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the State of Arizona. The Cancer Center has three research Programs, namely, Cancer Biology, Clinical and Translational Oncology, and Cancer Prevention and Control with strengths in basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor microenvironment, disparities, and cancer prevention. The Cancer Center is further supported by a broad array of Shared Resources in support of our cancer research activities including but not limited to Human Immune Monitoring, Cancer Imaging, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, Behavioral Measurements and Interventions as well as our comprehensive biorepository which provides biospecimen collection, processing, and storage coupled with clinical and risk factor data collection for a variety of cancers. Bidirectional communication with our catchment is promoted by our Community Outreach and Engagement Team.

Our newly created Office of Training and Education drives the training of the next generation of cancer researchers in our catchment and beyond. Clinical research is supported by 13 Clinical Research Teams and Innovative Working Groups.

Success in this role consist of assisting in identifying, evaluating, and implementing new technologies or techniques in collaboration with cancer biologists and medical oncologists. Strong skill set in developing and implementing multiplexed immunohistochemistry methodologies from antibody selection, staining optimization, pre-analytical variables assessment to downstream digital and imaging strategies with data dissemination and evaluation capabilities. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate, both written and oral effectively and efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD/PhD or MD with completion of anatomic pathology and/or clinical pathology residency required.
  • Experienced pathologist in a translational setting with 2-5+ years’ of post-graduate research experience.
  • Knowledge of oncology biomarkers.
  • Demonstrated scholarly work; evidence of participation in team science projects.
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Participated in clinical studies to better characterize the cellular and molecular underpinnings of therapeutic resistance in patient cohorts and correlation with clinical outcome.
  • Assist in identifying, evaluating, and implementing new technologies or techniques in collaboration with cancer biologists and medical oncologists.
  • Strong skill set in developing and implementing multiplexed immunohistochemistry methodologies from antibody selection, staining optimization, pre-analytical variables assessment to downstream digital and imaging strategies with data dissemination and evaluation capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate, both written and oral effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience in GI pathology.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Image analysis experience, especially with oncology and immune-oncology-based markers is desired. *Exposure to cancer immunotherapy including immune-checkpoint blockade with knowledge of current therapeutic landscape is highly desirable. *Prior role in multidisciplinary projects and teams with ability to integrate cross-functional information, desired but not required. *Completion of molecular pathology fellowship is desirable.

Rank :

Tenure Information:

FLSA:

Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.0

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

DOE, commensurate with AAMC benchmarks

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Sweasy | [email protected]

Open Date:

2/11/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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