Requisition ID: P01468343
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
Research has always played a key role in shaping the clinical practice of the Department of Neurological Surgery. The department's goal is to expand its research infrastructure in order to compete nationally with other recognized centers such as UCSF, UCLA, and Washington University. In order to implement this goal, our department is seeking to recruit a tenure-track assistant professor position with expertise in both neuroscience and cancer biology research.
To establish a program dedicated to enhancing our understanding of primary and metastatic brain tumors, the successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program complementing current faculty research interests. The successful candidate is expected to join the faculty and staff in continuing a common effort to enhance and develop a culture that fosters innovation and collaboration in research. An ideal candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence in translational brain tumor research with preference given to those in the field of tumor microenvironment.
An excellent track record of peer-reviewed publications and completed and ongoing extramural funding is a requirement. The successful candidate will also have effective communication skills, interpersonal and team-building capabilities with a strong focus on problem solving, the ability to work with faculty members across disciplines, and leadership and management abilities are essential. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent, and at least 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Competitive salary and startup funds are available.
The department's brain tumor basic science laboratories, clinicians and scientists work in partnership to translate laboratory findings into new or improved forms of clinical therapy. Current and future faculty in the Brain Tumor Program collaborate with: Clinical Neuro-Oncology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, and Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.