Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program in Pediatric Oncology Endowment
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital is recruiting outstanding scientists/physician scientists for the newly endowed Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program in Pediatric Oncology within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. This Program is supported by a $20 M endowment from the Four Diamonds Fund of the PSU College of Medicine, part of a >$65 M endowment supporting the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center. This Program is part of an interdepartmental genetics initiative by the institution. The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Research Program is to study epigenetics, gene regulation, genome function, RNA biology, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology to better understand tumor development and design novel therapies for pediatric cancers. A wide range of model systems and experimental approaches are of interest and strong collaborations between basic and clinical research and clinical research trials are encouraged. This is a tenure track position and rank is at the Associate to Full Professor level commensurate with the applicant’s experience and accomplishments. Successful applicants will have an M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or M.D. degree with an established track record in cancer research and demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding (R01-type award).
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has 13 full-time Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists and 12 Ph.D. faculty. Over 100 new oncology patients are seen annually, and there are programs in pediatric stem cell transplantation, experimental therapeutics, neuro-oncology, AYA oncology, and survivorship. The division has an accredited Pediatric Heme/Onc fellowship program and is an active member of COG, POETIC, and NMTRC. The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Program consists of NIH-funded basic and translational research in childhood malignancies including leukemia, solid tumors, and brain tumors. Research is supported by the Penn State Cancer Institute, the Penn State Institute for Personalized Medicine, an NIH-funded CTSI, and Pediatric Clinical Trials Office. Basic core, translational, and clinical facilities provide an excellent environment for research.
Please submit a current CV and letter of interest to: Barbara Miller, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Children’s Hospital, the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Box 850, MC H085, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033. Applications are accepted until position filled.
About Penn State Health:
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,500 people system-wide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and more than 2,300 physicians and direct care providers at more than 125 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.
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