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Cancer Molecular Therapeutics position at Dartmouth

About this time of year in the US South, the temperatures are starting to get into the 90s (Fahrenheit) with the humidity climbing steadily. On days like these I turn my mind to scientific conferences that many of us attend or have attended in New England.

Serendipity struck yesterday when I received a missive from New England – specifically from my cancer pharmacology and toxicology colleague, Dr Alan Eastman, at Dartmouth Medical School and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Alan brought to my attention his department’s search for a faculty member in his department.

I’ve posted the advert below and encourage anyone working in cancer molecular therapeutics to apply. The department is home to several chemistry-minded translational biologists – think Michael Sporn and Ethan Dmitrovsky – and is situated in an absolutely idyllic setting at a top-tier institution. If you or a colleague are interested in this position, I strongly encourage you to apply.


Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in collaboration with the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School (NCCC) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

We offer the opportunity to join a dynamic group of outstanding basic and translational scientists with a broad range of expertise in cellular and molecular pharmacology and toxicology, in addition to a wide body of internationally recognized investigators across the collaborative Dartmouth community. Our goal is to recruit an investigator and cancer/molecular biologist with expertise in the broadly defined area of molecular therapeutics. This would include (but not be limited to) investigators with strengths in specific areas such as signal transduction, genome maintenance and stability, drug discovery and/or structural biology.

NCCC is one of just 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. It emphasizes innovative, collaborative research into the causes and prevention of cancer and has a strong commitment not only to fundamental investigations aimed at understanding the molecular basis for cancer but also to clinical and translational research and the development of advanced interventional therapies for cancer. Dartmouth is located in the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire/Vermont, a vibrant community offering excellent schools and outstanding quality-of-life opportunities in a beautiful rural environment.

The successful candidate will have an M.D., Ph.D. or MD/PhD degree(s), an outstanding academic record and a record of securing external funding. The candidate will have access to excellent students from an interdepartmental graduate program and will be appointed to the Faculty of Dartmouth Medical School at a level commensurate with a prior record of academic and scientific achievement. Laboratory space will be located in the recently-renovated Remsen/Vail Buildings which house the basic science departments at Dartmouth Medical School and bring together an expanding and energetic faculty with diverse interests in basic, translational and clinical aspects of cancer. A full range of research core facilities, including genomic, bioinformatics, transgenic animal, small animal surgery and imaging, and pathology cores are available to all of the Dartmouth community. The facility has fully integrated patient care, medical education, and research activities.

Additional information is available on the departmental and Cancer Center websites: http://dms.dartmouth.edu/pharmtox/ and http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/. Successful candidates will receive competitive salaries, attractive start-up packages and are expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program and teach at the medical and graduate levels. Opportunities for patient care and participation in clinical trials are available for applicants with appropriate
qualifications.

Applicants should submit, in electronic PDF format, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and accomplishments (2-3 pages), record of extramural grant support and contact information, including email addresses for at least three references to: pharmacology.and.toxicology [at] dartmouth [dot] edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth Medical School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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