Open Rank – Neuro-Oncology Researcher

University of Virginia - School of Medicine

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MIC) ( at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks outstanding applicants in the field of Neuro-Oncology / CNS Malignancies Research at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (all tenure-eligible). Qualified applicants focusing on any area of Neuro-Oncology / CNS Malignancies Research including but not limited to cancer immunology, cancer signaling, cancer genomics and epigenetics, RNA science and Medicine, cancer metabolism, cancer neuroscience, computational biology, and cancer therapeutics are encouraged to apply.  We are seeking an extraordinary colleague who takes an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to their research and who would leverage the wide-reaching and complementary expertise of our faculty.

Our highly collaborative faculty perform cutting-edge research in the following fields: Cancer Biology (cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, and therapy), Immunology (development and function of an intact immune system; dysregulation of the immune system in pathogenesis and disease; targets for new immunotherapeutics and vaccines), and Microbiology (fundamental biology of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic pathogens; host-microbe interactions; targets for vaccines and therapeutics against microbial pathogens).

The successful candidate will join an exciting, well-funded, and highly collegial research environment in the Department and throughout the University, with outstanding opportunities for collaborative research in basic, translational, clinical and population sciences. The successful candidate will receive a generous start-up and compensation package, and will be expected to maintain an independent, productive, innovative, and extramurally funded research program, and to participate in the teaching mission of the Department. Faculty in the Department of MIC are highly committed to mentoring early-career faculty and trainees. The candidate will benefit from close interactions with the UVA NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the clinical Division of Neuro-Oncology. The candidate will have access to outstanding graduate students who are supported by numerous NIH T32 Training Grant awards, and institutional grants.

The School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is home to exceptional research departments and centers, a vibrant health system, and numerous molecular and cellular research core facilities ( The University is one of the top universities in the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Charlottesville, a lively university town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with easy access to airports and rail stations. The local community offers diverse neighborhoods, excellent schools and many venues for dining, arts, shopping and entertainment, as well as endless opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.

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A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent is required, and evidence of outstanding postdoctoral experience or independent faculty achievements is expected.

Application Instructions
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Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three-page statement of research interests and accomplishments
  • 300-word statement of experiences mentoring.
  • Provide the names, titles and contact information of three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at

The successful candidates will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Roger Abounader at

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