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Research Assistant Professor Position at the University of Rochester Medical School/Wilmot Cancer Institute

Research Assistant Professor Position
With NCI-Funded Research Training Fellowship in Cancer Control
At the University of Rochester Medical School/Wilmot Cancer Institute
The University of Rochester Medical School is seeking applicants for Research Assistant Professors in their R25T NCI-supported Clinical Research Training in Cancer Control Program Fellowship.  Fellows are research faculty in the Department of Surgery.  The University of Rochester is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  We are actively seeking applicants for our tenth class of Fellows to begin the summer of 2017. The program provides energetic, committed post-doctoral Ph.D. or M.D. researchers with the resources, knowledge and experience to establish careers as outstanding independent investigators in cancer control and prevention research.
We are actively seeking Exercise Science and Kinesiology Fellows to work closely with Dr. Mustian and her research team in the University of Rochester Medical PEAK Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory.  We are interested in candidates with a variety of backgrounds in the field including but not limited to exercise physiology (e.g., immunology and genomics), exercise psychology (e.g., behavioral change theory and intervention development), biomechanics and motor learning among others.
Our 16 former Fellows who completed the program have been awarded over $26 million in total grant funding including 1) five K-07s, 2) five K-l2s, 3) four American Cancer Society Career Development Awards, 4) one Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award, 5) eleven Loan Repayment Program awards, 6) two minority supplements, 7) an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 8) three R01s, 9) three R-21s, 10) an R-03, 11) a PCORI grant, 12) a Komen Foundation Award, 13) a DOD Idea Award, and 14) eleven pilot grant awards.  Former Fellows hold faculty positions at Stanford University, Washington University, University of Notre Dame, Mayo Clinic, University of Colorado, Health Department of New York, Health Department of California, and the University of Rochester (Departments of Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Immunology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Orthopedics, Public Health Sciences, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery).
Major Fellowship Program Components Include:
·          Successful Grant Techniques
An emphasis on preparing to compete successfully for research funding and to get an initial grant.

·         Rich Learning Environment
Courses, seminars, and workshops on cancer control and research methodology in three focus areas: Patient-Oriented Research, Biostatistics and Informatics Research, and Health Out­comes Research.

·         A Choice of Four Degrees
Choice of earning an MPH degree, or an MS degree with a focus on Clinical Investigation, Medical Statistics or Translational Research.

·         Mentoring from Experts
Professional guidance by University of Roch­ester-based mentors with expertise in cancer control and prevention and off-site mentors actively involved in NCI-supported multi-center cancer control research studies.

·         Diverse Research Opportunities
Exceptionally diverse research opportunities pro­vided by 17 on-site mentors, all with competitively funded cancer control research grants, combined with the resources of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base that our office also houses supported by an $18 million grant.

·         Practical Experience
Practical experience in protocol design, study procedures, statistical analysis, grant and manu­script writing, and oral presentation.

Program Eligibility
The program eagerly seeks highly motivated individuals with doctorates who are committed to developing a successful research career in cancer control as independent investigators.  Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Two to three years of funding with salaries of $60,000 per year are offered along with tuition, health insurance, research support, travel to four scientific meetings per year and a faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.  Applications require three of your very best letters of recommendation/a statement of how you think this will help your career and your CV.  We will begin interviewing candidates in January 2017.
Further Information
A more detailed description of the program, biosketches of mentors, didactic courses and other research training opportunities, along with application materials can be found at:
Materials can be sent directly to Dr. Karen Mustian ( or Dr. Gary Morrow (

Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Director PEAK Human Performance Clinical Research Core Lab
Deputy Director URCC NCORP Research Base
University of Rochester Medical Center
Wilmot Cancer Institute
UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Department of Surgery