The College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University is seeking applications for a tenure track position in Oncology/Cancer Biology (Open-rank) to join our growing oncology team. Responsibilities of the position will include 60 – 80% research and 10-20 % oncology-based consultative clinical support for patients in the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Service on departmental and college committees will not exceed 10% of the individuals’ effort and the amount of effort devoted to teaching can be negotiated. The precise breakdown of the appointment will be determined in consultation with the candidate based upon their primary interests. The ideal candidate will hold the PhD degree, and will be expected to develop an externally funded research program complementary to our interdisciplinary approach to cancer in humans and animals. A DVM degree is highly desirable but not required. The Department of Physiological Sciences encompasses the disciplines of pharmacology, physiology, anatomical sciences, and toxicology. Departmental faculty members are funded by the NIH, including a recent COBRE center grant for respiratory diseases, the Department of Defense, USDA, American Heart Association, and other extramural agencies. We wish to expand our developing strength and impact in oncology in the department which currently focuses on novel treatments for cancer utilizing nanoparticles, lasers, and thermal energy modalities for enhanced chemo-, immuno- and radio-therapeutic outcomes, and which has funding from several external agencies. Substantial opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty in other departments of the college and other entities within the region through our recently developed INTERACT program, which is intended to foster interdepartmental and interdisciplinary emerging and translational research in a collaborative, team-based approach. The faculty positions will be supported by a generous start-up package, and dedicated lab and clinical trials space.
The College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine professional program, the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital serves the region with a fully staffed hospital including advanced imaging modalities such as MRI and CT, small and large animal surgical facilities, clinical research facilities a staff including board certified experts in small and large animal internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, and a support staff of approximately 80 veterinary nurses. The Center enrolls 106 professional students per year of the veterinary curriculum, with approximately 100 faculty and 40 graduate students. The Department of Physiological Sciences includes 20 tenure track and research faculty and 25 graduate students. The College of Veterinary Medicine has invested in state of the art laboratory facilities, with more than 40,000 square feet of laboratory space across three buildings, to accomplish our mission of service to companion animal, livestock, and human health and well-being. Our College has general-use equipment and instrumentation, which is available to support research conducted by our Faculty, including real-time PCR, flow cytometry, microarray printing and scanning, and imaging. The College has also an on-site vivarium for housing research animals and our animal care program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Additional research facilities on campus include: the Venture I Laboratories, which houses the OSU Microscopy Laboratory (confocal and electron microscopy); the Henry Bellmon Research Center, which is the home of the Recombinant DNA/Protein Resource Laboratory; and NMR and x-ray crystallography cores in the Department of Chemistry.
Oklahoma State University system enrolls approximately 36,000 students on its four campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa, Okmulgee, and Oklahoma City. Opportunities for multidisciplinary research exist with faculty in the College’s three departments, as well as with other faculty on the Stillwater campus and at the OUS Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. In addition, opportunities are available for collaboration with researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City as well as the University of Tulsa.
Stillwater is located about an hour away from each of Oklahoma’s two largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater has a population of approximately 46,000 and offers a low cost of living, various leisure activities, Big XII sporting events and numerous other amenities.
Further information concerning the Department, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and the city of Stillwater is available at the CVHS website (http://www.cvm.okstate.edu.). Questions about the position or the University can be directed to Dr. Martin Furr, Head, Department of Physiological Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Ashish Ranjan, Chair of the search committee (email@example.com). Applicants should upload a letter of interest, statement of research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to the position posting located on the OSU Jobs website: http://jobs.okstate.edu. (req 8196) Review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are identified.