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Academic Cancer Biologist

The University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Medicine

Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences

Cancer Biologist

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is seeking an academically and research- oriented Cancer Biologist.

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (PAS) is seeking to expand the scope of its research program, specifically the research related to cancer biology. PAS intends to hire a cancer biologist with a research focus on cancer genetics and epigenetics, preferably with funded or fundable projects dealing with innovative therapy based on specific molecular alterations in the cancer cell genome.  These topics are particularly timely in terms of the newly established Next Gen Precision Health and will complement or expand research in a number of areas including Pathology, Hematology-Oncology, and Surgery, as well as match up with similar research interests in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  This position will be a tenure track/tenured position with a preference on hiring an individual with a strong track record of funding.  This individual will also be expected to take on teaching roles within the School of Medicine. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent
  • A strong track record of funding

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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