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Assistant Professor, Early Drug Development

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Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Stanford University School of Medicine seeks applicants to join our Early Drug Development (EDD) Program as an Assistant Professor in the University Medical Line (UML) or University Tenure Line (UTL). The successful candidate should be a fellowship-trained specialist in medical oncology, with a focus on early-phase clinical trials. Additionally, she or he should have a demonstrated track record or significant potential in obtaining research funding, along with a history of publishing in leading scientific or medical journals.

• The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

• The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.

Faculty line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The appointment will be in the Department of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Stanford Cancer Institute.

The SCI leads an Early Drug Development (EDD) Program focused on Phase I clinical trials in oncology. These are typically studies where first in-human novel cancer therapeutics clinical trials are developed for our patients, incorporating biomarkers in their clinical design. Increasingly, these Phase I studies serve an important role in the oncology drug development ecosystem where not only toxicity, but efficacy data are acquired with the goal of improving the standard of care for oncology patients.

This position is open to candidates trained in developing and conducting early phase innovative clinical/translational trials with targeted agents and immunotherapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a clinical/translational research, teach graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows, and participate in the Oncology clinics. The SCI and the Division of Oncology benefits from an outstanding scientific and clinical environment, including active collaboration with the basic science departments and other Stanford Institutes. Eligible candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD and be board-certified in medical oncology.
The successful candidate will have experience working with a broad spectrum of investigators and, preferably, a dedicated interest in a particular disease area and/or focus on a therapeutic pathway, or experience with genomics and other biomarkers. Participation in relevant clinical and basic science conferences is also expected.
The mission of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is to leverage the broad and unique strengths of Stanford University in the sciences, in clinical care, and in translation to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of cancer patients; to understand cancer etiologies among diverse populations; and to decrease cancer incidence. The SCI offers unique opportunities for the successful candidate to be integral to its mission and to join a faculty highly engaged in improving cancer research and patient care.
Applications will be reviewed starting February 1st, 2024 and will be accepted until the position in filled.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Stanford Cancer Institute, School of Medicine and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Candidates should submit the following materials: CV, cover letter outlining the applicant’s background and broad vision, a 2-page research interest statement, and a list of 3 references via the application link.

The expected base pay range for this position is $242,000-$278,000.

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Mihaela Bozdog at

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