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Faculty Position -Program Leader, Basic Science

The Position
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) seeks an established cancer researcher with expertise in either cancer cell biology or genome maintenance to co-lead one of three basic science research programs within the Center. This position is intended for research-intensive faculty with administrative experience and active research programs in cancer mechanisms supported by significant extramural funding. The individual will be responsible for advancing the VICC mission through leadership, strategic planning, vision, outreach, and research accomplishments. Academic appointment will be at the associate or full professor level. A highly competitive start-up package will be provided.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
The VICC is a matrix cancer center that integrates all of Vanderbilt's cancer-related expertise and resources to alleviate cancer death and suffering through pioneering research, innovative patient care and evidence-based prevention, education and community outreach initiatives, all with a continued focus on inclusive excellence. It became an NCI-designated Cancer Center in 1995 and acquired comprehensive status in 2001. VICC is an inclusive, collaborative, interdisciplinary, cancer research community with over 300 members dedicated to advancing discoveries in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for both adult and pediatric cancers. VICC members belong to one of eight research programs—Breast Cancer, Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genome Maintenance, Host-Tumor Interactions, and Translational Research and Interventional Oncology. The VICC holds two NCI-funded SPORE programs in breast and GI cancer, and currently receives ~$150 million in research funding from public and private sources, with ~$70 million from the NCI (ranking it 9th among NCI-sponsored Cancer Centers).

VICC remains at the forefront of fostering innovative research and provides a supportive environment for the translation of scientific advancements and achievements and promoting a culture in which the highest standards of scientific rigor, reproducibility, and responsible conduct of research are advanced. VICC has established a highly effective infrastructure and resources to facilitate basic, translational, clinical, and population-based research that will be of considerable benefit to this investigator. VICC has 11 Cancer Center Support Grant-supported Shared Resources services that include animal and human imaging, bioanalytics and proteomics, cell imaging, chemical synthesis and high-throughput screening, data science, flow cytometry, genome editing, genomic sciences, immunophenotyping, survey and biospecimen and translational pathology. Moreover, investigators have access to more than 80 shared research resource facilities across Vanderbilt’s campus. Vanderbilt has made numerous strategic investments in large-scale trans-institutional research programs and shared resources, totaling over $150M in the last 20 years. These facilities offer cutting-edge scientific services, enabling access to equipment, advanced techniques, and specialized expertise for all Vanderbilt investigators and collaborators

The Individual
We are seeking a highly regarded basic cancer researcher with a history of published impactful contributions in the area of cancer cell biology or genome maintenance, a vibrant extramurally-funded cancer research program, and significant evidence of leadership and service at the institutional, national, and international levels. The individual should possess at least seven years of academic and/or industry experience in the areas of cancer cell biology or genome maintenance, with a successful track record in leading collaborative and complex efforts, preferably within an NCI-designated Cancer Center environment.

At a personal level, we are seeking a motivated individual who thrives on being challenged and working in highly collaborative environments to contribute to VICC’s cutting-edge research programs. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary, as this individual is expected to inspire and motivate other scientists and communicate with program members and the VICC leadership team. Candidates should also possess a leadership style that is inclusive of diverse perspectives and modes of interaction.

Candidates who represent diverse groups and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To Apply
Applicants should upload their Curriculum Vitae and a one-page letter of interest here ( The application deadline is April 1, 2023. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.