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Assistant Professor

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 6/20/22

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Prostate Cancer Research

Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Cancer is the top strategic priority of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). The MCW Cancer Center (CC) is simultaneously investing $100M in five parallel research initiatives that include Immuno-Oncology, Metabolomics, Structural & Chemical Biology, Precision Oncology, and Community-driven Research. This faculty position will help build these major cross-disciplinary research initiatives and integrate them with the Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence (PC-COE). The PC-COE is focused on prostate cancer research and outstanding clinical care. The key participating MCW units of the PC-COE include the departments of Pathology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, Medicine and the division of Biostatistics. Froedtert Health Network (FHN) & MCW are the inpatient and outpatient market share leader in cancer care in our catchment area of Eastern Wisconsin. The prostate cancer patient intake volumes for Urology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology include a total of approximately 600-700 patients annually. PC-COE basic research and clinician members meet on a monthly basis to facilitate research collaborations, collaborative grant submissions and clinical trials. In addition, the PC-COE provides a distinct training program for its pre- and post-doctoral trainees and junior faculty, and seed funding for new promising collaborative projects and an outstanding environment for translating preclinical concepts in prostate cancer research to clinical trials within the areas of Urology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

Available Position

The Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at the MCW CC and Department of Pathology invite applications from creative and collaborative scientists with a research program focused on prostate cancer for a position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. MCW campus also houses the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, the Versiti Blood Research Institute, the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Cancer Center, and the Genome Sciences Precision Medicine Center and is the hub for the FHN and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW).

Who are we looking for?

Suitable candidates will have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. The level of academic appointments will be commensurate with experience, training, academic achievements and teaching activities. Academic appointment will be within the department of Pathology. This position provides an attractive start-up package and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with basic, translational, and clinical investigators. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity and are expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate teaching, training, and mentorship. Candidates with a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness are encouraged to apply. Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.

How do you apply?

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD, MCW CC Associate Director of Cancer Training and Education, Director (Research) of the PC-COE and Chair of the PC-COE Recruitment Committee ( Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV, summary of research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum), and names and contact information of five references to MCW Careers Requisition #27937. MCW is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The Medical College of Wisconsin is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States