CDCB Open Positions

CDCB Recruitment Flyer

Faculty Positions in Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology at OHSU

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine (SOM) and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute announce openings for tenure-tract junior level faculty positions (Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) in several areas of cancer biology with an emphasis on preclinical and translational science, highlighting regulation by the tumor microenvironment.

Hormone Responsive Cancer (HRC); Reference # IRC45127: Tumor-host interactions regulate all aspects of solid tumor development, and impact hormone responsiveness and response to therapy. We seek applications from junior scientists developing exciting research programs investigating tumor-host interactions in hormone-related malignancies (breast, prostate, ovarian) using relevant in vivo model systems. Recruited investigators will be expected to interact with a collaborative group of clinicians, basic scientists and clinician/scientists. Tenure track positions will be within the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department, (, with joint appointments in clinical departments as appropriate.

The Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology department (CDCB) is a multidisciplinary department with a common thread of understanding human disease from a tissue/developmental biology perspective. With tumor-host interactions being recognized as playing critical roles in regulating all aspects of cancer progression and response to therapy, candidates with research programs addressing aspects of the tumor microenvironment (TME), tumor cell-extrinsic biology and/or developmental biology oriented around clinically-relevant questions will be given priority. Areas of particular interest include: Vascular biology (angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis); tumor matrix metabolism and matrix regulation of tissue architecture and tumor development; TME- and organ-specificity of tumor development; hypoxia, immune cells and chronic inflammation, stem cells, epigenetic determinants of tumor stroma composition, TME evolution, bone-marrow- derived cells and the (pre)metastatic niche. Investigators utilizing mouse models of breast and prostate cancer development are especially encouraged. Applicants should have completed a successful post-doctoral fellowship and have a strong track record in securing competitive extramural funding.

Highly competitive recruitment packages are available for collaborative Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. faculty at the Assistant Professor level. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until positions are filled. Please apply online at, reference IRC45127. Curriculum vitae (CV), one-page research description with relevant publications, and names/contact information for at least three professional references, should be uploaded with the application.

OHSU is a public corporation that provides critical health care services, quality health care education, and cutting-edge research. It is Portland’s largest, and the state’s fourth largest employer (excluding government) with more than 13,500 employees and 4,300 students and trainees - supported by a current annual budget of $2.1 billion including about $390 million in external research funding, and philanthropic support through the OHSU Foundation totaling $80 million in 2010. A diversity of opinions, cultures and background adds to the tapestry of service that makes OHSU a leader in the health care field.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that encourages diverse applicants to consider this opportunity. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity department at 503-494-5148.