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Director, Joint Program in Cancer Biology

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island 02912
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Director, Joint Program in Cancer Biology,

Brown University, Brown Institute for Translational Science

Rhode Island Hospital, Lifespan Cancer Institute


Applicants with outstanding research accomplishments and significant leadership experience are invited to apply for an endowed, open rank tenure-track position in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. 

The incumbent will be appointed as the founding Director of a new Joint Program in Cancer Biology, a partnership between the Lifespan Cancer Institute and the Brown Institute for Translational Science. He/she will be the architect and lead scientist charged with creating a unified cancer biology program which integrates and spans research activities at the Lifespan hospital systems (Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital) and Brown University.

We seek the development of a cancer research program of national and international importance. It is hoped that advances in cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention will be rooted in the discoveries in basic research within our institution. The incumbent will develop a transdisciplinary research program that brings together basic and clinical research, cancer prevention and populations-based research.

We envision a major role of the cancer program and its associated laboratories to contribute to training of undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduate fellows including those from hematology/oncology, pathology and pediatrics. Fully integrating basic science activities with the clinical research enterprise across the hospitals will be critical to advancing our academic mission, propel scientific innovation and improve patient care.

In addition to maintaining an outstanding, externally funded research program, the incumbent will be charged with identifying, recruiting and supporting additional tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty members to the Joint Program in Cancer Biology. These hires will form a key element of the strategic plan for building this Program.

Appointments at the senior levels require a successful track record of peer-reviewed funding and a national/international reputation. Strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and Program building is expected. Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral research experience. In special circumstances a Ph.D. scientist will be considered. 

In addition to the research space for the applicant, ample research space will be provided for the recruitment of additional members of the Joint Program. All research space will be in modern laboratories with core facilities for molecular pathology and histology, high content imaging, genomics and proteomics, flow cytometry, analytical chemistry, nanotechnology, and access to Human Tissue Banks. Research space is available both at the University as well as within Lifespan. 

Opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and participation as a mentor in an NIEHS T32 Training Program in Environmental Pathology, a NHLBI T32 in Hematology, and the Pathobiology Graduate Program are also available. 

Interested candidates can apply online at and the following documents should be uploaded: curriculum vitae, names of five references (three for Assistant Professor applications), and a statement of research plans, career objectives, and teaching philosophy. References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an equal opportunity (EEO/AA) employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Nominations and applications are welcomed from minorities, women, and individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, which would enrich the university’s research, teaching and service missions.


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