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Tenure-Track Faculty, RadOnc

Tenure-Track Assistant, RadOnc


 

Tenure-Track faculty, Department of Radiation Oncology

 

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to recruit a Tenure-Track faculty member (preferably at the level of Associate or Full Professor) to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Section of Radiation Biology with guidance related to the job responsibilities the new employee is expected to undertake.

Position Summary:

The Tenure-Track Faculty in the Section of Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology will be an experienced radiation researcher with a strong background using Molecular Approaches to determine the effects of radiation on tumors and/or normal tissues.  Of particular interest is research utilizing multi-omics analyses to measure radiation response in cells and tissues.

This enthusiastic faculty member will join our team of radiation researchers within the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and across the Atrium Health Enterprise. The new faculty hire will have the skills and funding track record to help advance a research program that utilizes molecular approaches to identify radiation responses in order to better predict cancer treatment outcomes and complications by 1] assessing biologic (e.g., circulating, tumor-based) biomarkers of tumor progression and treatment response necessary to inform treatment strategies and determine their efficacy, and/or 2] identify biomarkers across tissues for the purpose of biodosimety and normal tissue injury. 

The faculty member will have access to the shared research resources and capabilities in the School of Medicine to facilitate research success, including access to advanced imaging modalities (conventional CT, microPET-CT, 7T and 3T MRI), multi-omics measurement and analysis capabilities (including statistical support from faculty in the Center for Precision Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center), tumor tissue banks, and histologic support, among others. There will also be opportunities for access to additional resources and cross-departmental collaboration as a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as active involvement with the non-human primate radiation late effects cohort, and other centers or institutes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Engage with researchers, physicists, and physicians within the Department of Radiation Oncology, as well as with other Departments across the Enterprise, to identify and address gaps in our understanding of radiation responses across tissues, through collaborative research projects.
  2. Publish findings in peer-reviewed publications.
  3. Submit grant proposals and maintain extramural funding to further support research activities.
  4. Advance a national reputation through scholarly and research activities in radiation biology and omics research.
  5. Support the institution and department through service activities, such as committee involvement, administration, and professional development activities involving trainees (e.g., graduate students, residents, and fellows).
  6. Contribute to research mentoring of residents, graduate students, and other trainees.
  7. Actively present and promote research at institutional and national meetings.

Qualifications 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DVM) in the field of Radiation Biology or other related fields.  The candidate should have a strong publication record and the demonstrated ability to attain extramural funding. Existing external research support at the time of hire is expected.

Reporting Structure

The faculty member will report to the Section Head of Radiation Biology.  The Section Head reports to the Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive and all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities.  The requirements of this position may change from time-to-time based upon changes in standards of care, regulatory conditions, or the strategic and operational initiatives of the Wake Forest University Health Sciences.  It will be updated as needed.

About Us

Wake Forest School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will transform translational research from bench to bedside to community, pioneer new models of education, and provide unparalleled opportunities to advance knowledge and patient outcomes.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world class health system, Atrium Health. Our Enterprise serves over 7 million patients in seven states across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health brings together four regional health systems that operate 40 hospitals and more than 1400 care locations. Our academic core, WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.  Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all. WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.  We are in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution and will recruit over 40 new research-intensive faculty to bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence – always

For more information about this search or to submit a CV, please contact Thavone Khounthikoumane at tkhounth@wakehealth.edu

 


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Section of Radiation Biology

 

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to facilitate the recruitment of a DVM/PhD Laboratory Animal Veterinarian Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to the Department of Radiation Oncology, Section of Radiation Biology. Cross-appointment in the Department of Pathology/Section on Comparative Medicine and membership in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist are anticipated.

Position Summary:

This DVM-PhD Tenure-Track Assistant Professor will provide unique cross-disciplinary expertise in neuroimaging, clinical and biomarker assessments of radiation response, and primate medicine, as part of an integrated team of investigators in Radiation Oncology, Comparative Medicine, and the Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center.

This individual will be a pivotal team member needed to maximize the value of the NIH-approved and funded Primate Imaging & Irradiation Resource (PRIMIR) at the Clarkson Campus, enabling the research team to perform fully-translatable prospective and longitudinal NIH-funded radiation late effects studies as well as radiation therapy and immunotherapy trials with NHPs, with on-site access to a clinical linear accelerator (LINAC), advanced imaging capabilities (PET-CT, 3T MR Imaging).

Current funded programs requiring effort by this individual include the Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Radiation Late Effects Cohort and the Primate Cancer Initiative.

The Wake Forest Nonhuman Primate Radiation Late Effects Cohort is a unique and invaluable NIH/NIAID longitudinally-funded 20-year resource from which to perform translational studies that (1) test effective radiation mitigation strategies, (2) quantitatively assess multi-organ morbidities, and (3) define patterns of Resilience, Aging, and Response to Radiation Exposure (RARRE) through a new sub-project funded by the National Institute on Aging.

The Primate Cancer Initiative is a collaborative inter-institutional program designed to identify naturally-occurring nonhuman primate cancer cases and treat them with novel immunotherapeutic strategies for which a primate-specific target is needed. This program is funded through a collaboration with Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development, the AWFB Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the NIH-sponsored National Primate Research Centers, and has contributed to the development of 3 novel immunotherapeutics now in clinical trials.

These programs complement our human clinical research trials for optimal tumor treatment while preventing normal tissue toxicity. Ultimately, treatment optimization to improve the long-term quality of life for our survivors will be the primary aim of this proposed recruitment and research program.

Additional programs that may benefit from this individual’s specialized expertise include neuroscience and aging/neurodegenerative disease research within the Atrium research enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Conduct high-quality, rigorous, original, translational research involving radiation, cancer, and nonhuman primate models of human disease.
2. Engage with researchers, physicists, and physicians within the Department of Radiation Oncology, as well as with other Departments across the Enterprise, to identify and address gaps in our understanding of radiation responses across tissues, through collaborative research projects.
3. Publish high-impact findings in peer-reviewed publications.
4. Submit grant proposals and maintain extramural funding to further support research activities.
5. Advance a national reputation through scholarly and research activities in radiation biology, neuroimaging, and comparative medicine.
6. Support the institution and department through service activities, such as committee involvement, administration, and professional development.
7. Contribute to research and professional development mentoring of fellows, residents, graduate students, and other trainees.
8. Actively present and promote research at institutional and national meetings.
9. Adhere to and promote our institutional values.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

Must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, DVM) in the field of Radiation Biology or other related fields. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to publish relevant research findings, and a desire and commitment to continue publication and seek extramural research funding.

Reporting Structure

The faculty member will report to the Section Head of Radiation Biology. The Section Head reports to the Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive and all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. The requirements of this position may change from time-to-time based upon changes in standards of care, regulatory conditions, or the strategic and operational initiatives of Wake Forest University Health Sciences. It will be updated as needed.

About Us

Wake Forest School of Medicine and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will transform translational research from bench to bedside to community, pioneer new models of education, and provide unparalleled opportunities to advance knowledge and patient outcomes.

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world class health system, Atrium Health. Our Enterprise serves over 7 million patients in seven states across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health brings together four regional health systems that operate 40 hospitals and more than 1400 care locations. Our academic core, WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise. Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all. WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life. We are in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution and will recruit over 40 new research-intensive faculty to bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System.

Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong
We Work as One to make great things happen
We earn Trust in all we do
We Innovate to better the now and create the future
We drive for Excellence – always

For more information about this search or to submit a CV, please contact Thavone Khounthikoumane at tkhounth@wakehealth.edu