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Medical Oncologist

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Closing date
Jun 27, 2022
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hematology/Oncology Division seeks medical oncologists interested in joining its exemplary and enlarging team of Cancer Institute and Cancer Network physicians and a robust translational and clinical research program staffed by physician scientists. All applications will be considered, but priority will be given to those applicants with an interest in breast, GI, GU oncology and leukemia. Interest in clinical trial and translational research is strongly preferred. Recruitment is for tenured and tenure-track clinical faculty at all ranks and includes academic appointment in the Hematology/Oncology Division. Cancer Institute leadership positions and endowed chairs are available. Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in hematology/oncology and be eligible for licensure with the Arkansas State Medical Board. A signing bonus will be provided. This recruiting effort is made possible through significant institutional support and a $10M annual commitment from the state of Arkansas to support the Cancer Institute’s efforts to attain NCI Designation. 

Successful applicants will join one of the most prestigious cancer centers in the country. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute has been one of the nation’s premier cancer centers for more than three decades, and it is the only cancer center in the state of Arkansas with a robust cancer research portfolio and a mission to improve cancer outcomes for all Arkansans. The Cancer Institute treats over 2,500 new cancer patients annually and has an extensive effort focused on delivering cancer care and conducting research in underserved populations. Its 135 members conduct outstanding cancer research in multiple scientific programs. Cancer Institute members receive approximately $20 million in extramural cancer research funds annually, including multiple “team science” grants. The Cancer Institute has 5 institutional shared resource facilities. A robust clinical trial infrastructure currently supports nearly 270 cancer clinical trials. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of 57 institutions with an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, which supports translational research and creates a supportive environment that synergizes with the Cancer Institute to promote junior investigators and transdisciplinary research.

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a one page letter of interest, and 3 professional references directly to Cancer Institute director, Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD at  Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent. Selected applicants will join a diverse and vibrant academic community that values its researchers and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must be able to work in a team environment.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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