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Medical Oncology- Research Professor

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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Professor –

Department of Medicine

Job Description

Job Summary:

The position will focus on sarcoma investigation design, writing sarcoma initiative studies, spearhead sarcoma research in adolescents and young adults, and facilitate sarcoma global oncology initiatives. The incumbent in this position will work closely with Director, Sarcoma Med Research Program and will be a key member of bone sarcoma oriented grant applications including multi-PI grants and a planned sarcoma NCI SPORE. The position will hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and collaborate with faculty members in the Department of Orthopedics, and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Professor will manage and/or oversee scientists, postdoctoral fellows and their research projects, and may supervise research projects of interns, undergraduate or graduate students. The Professor may lecture or conduct demonstrations and teach across UM schools. The Professor will partner and collaborate with faculty in the Department of Medicine, and perhaps other departments throughout UM, to advance knowledge, research, training, and education.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Reporting to the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, the incumbent will conduct, collaborate and manage scientific research and investigations
  • Explore and develop appropriate research collaborations both within and outside the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department, and Univ of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  • Participate in Department academic activities, divisional/department meetings.
  • Write and submit scientific papers and abstracts, as well as submit grant proposals
  • May lecture or conduct demonstrations or teach across UM Schools.
  • Manage the daily operations of his/her lab and conduct regular lab meetings
  • Supervise, mentor and manage postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students engaged in collaborative research projects
  • Collect and analyze data


Faculty members in the Department of Medicine will need to meet the following requirements:

Requirements (essential)

  • M.D., and/or Ph.D. in cancer biology, oncology and/or equivalent area
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of scientific techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in running a lab, funded research projects, and/or supervising post-docs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse constituency
  • Computer literacy
  • Completion of successful academic and researchl work that has resulted in authorship and co-authorship of papers in peer reviewed journals while serving as a faculty, and/or as a scientist.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop collaborative research projects in a manner consistent with the mentor’s research plan and contribute towards the making of scientific advances in the field of work.
  • Demonstrates ability to teach in the laboratory setting and/or through presentations of papers and/or seminars.
  • Successful track of research projects/funds and contribution to grant applications that are collaborative in nature and/or demonstrated ability to write competitive grants independently.
  • Demonstrates desire to move towards scientific independence through submission of grant applications, development of independent research projects, or, collaborate with scientists other than the primary mentor with whom the scientist works.

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