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Research Assistant Professor in Comparative Oncology - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2019
Title Research Assistant Professor in Comparative Oncology - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Cancer Biology & Oncology
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for a 12-month research assistant professor position in the Department of Clinical Sciences. The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to promoting animal health and advancing the science of diagnosing, treating, and preventing animal diseases.

The ideal candidate for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Comparative Oncology is a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist with advanced training in comparative and translational clinical trials. The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree and will have particular expertise in cancer genomics. Candidates must have an established scientific research record and demonstrated grant-writing skills. A research focus that integrates cross-species approaches to define the contribution of critical genetic and molecular factors to tumorigenesis, with the goal of translational application of findings is desired. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the support of Cummings Clinical Trials Office, which is critical to the success of our comparative oncology translational research initiatives. A minimum of 75% of time is to be devoted to engaging in research and developing an independent research program. Candidates should be supported by existing multiyear extramural funds that covers their research activities (salary and operating costs) and be capable of generating full salary support through research activities.

The candidate will help promote a team approach to problem-solving through scientific research and service by collaborating with existing research programs at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Additional responsibilities may include supervising, training and mentoring students and laboratory technicians; helping to teach courses at the professional and graduate-level as interest and need dictates; providing clinical service and supporting clinical research through our Clinical Trials Office and performing community outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package. The successful applicant will be provided access to a fully equipped laboratory and a start-up package.

Please submit a letter of application stating your professional experience and goals along with your CV and 3 professional contact references electronically via Interfolio at Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Leslie Sharkey (

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The research faculty position will conduct research in comparative oncology and cancer genomics and support clinical and translational research through the Clinical Trials Office. Opportunities to mentor students and engage in teaching will be available.


Grafton, MA

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