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The Rikki Leonard Goldstein Chair in Cancer Research - Endowed Chair, Associate/Full Professor

Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Hematologic Oncology
Full Time

The Rikki Leonard Goldstein Chair in Cancer Research - Endowed Chair, Associate/Full Professor

Indiana University School of Medicine

Appointment Type

Tenure Track Faculty


IUSM - Medicine - Hematology/Oncology


IU School of Medicine Indianapolis

Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Medicine is in an exciting growth phase, increasing research funding by 70% over the last four years and continuing to invest aggressively in research. The IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state of Indiana, and the only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in the state.

IUSCCC is a national leader in cancer research and is seeking an outstanding and innovative scientist to be the inaugural holder of the Rikki and Leonard Goldstein Chair in Cancer Research. The Chair is supported by a $2M endowment. A preference is considered for candidates with a focus in lung or pancreatic cancer research (inclusive of basic, translational, clinical and population research), but all cancer research areas are relevant.

The holder of the Chair will be a full-time faculty member with expertise in cancer research, preferentially in lung cancer or pancreatic cancer. Candidates should hold an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent terminal degree and currently lead an extramurally funded cancer research program. The Chair holder is expected and will be supported to develop their research program into a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort that can be competitive for multi-investigator extramural program, network or center type funding. Holders of the Chair will be appointed by the IUSM Dean in consultation with the IUSCCC Director and appropriate home department/division chair.

Expenditures may include, but are not limited to, a salary or salary supplement for the designated holders of the Chairs, funding to support research, graduate research assistance, staff, technology, equipment, and other requirements of an active faculty scholar.


The Chair will be a member of the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center and will have access to all the Cancer Center’s resources. More details on IUSCCC can be found here:

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy:

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent terminal degree. Candidates should have academic credentials for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Doctorate or terminal degree required.

To Apply:

Department Contact for Questions

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