Assistant/Associate Professor of Immunology

Rutgers The State University

United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing how the candidate's work will contribute to the Rutgers Cancer Institute Mission, and list 3 references with contact information. Please contact cinjcareers@cinj.rutgers.edu with any questions about the application process. 

Position Details

Position Information

 

Recruitment/Posting Title Cancer Immunotherapy, Cell Therapy (Assistant/Associate Professor)
Department Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, seeks applications for a clinical research position at the Assistant/ Associate professor level to join the Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence. We seek candidates with research emphasis on cancer immunotherapy and cell therapy, with a focus on first-in-human clinical trials conducted at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey using unique institutional resources such as on-site GMP manufacturing and state-of-the-art immune monitoring. Clinical focus is open with additional opportunities in Phase I development.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers and clinicians of the newly established Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence, a $30 million initiative co-directed by Drs. Christian Hinrichs and Eileen White. The Program is built on our existing strengths in cancer metabolism and immunological research in partnership with Princeton University, and its clinical translation through our robust CAR-T therapy program with onsite GMP manufacturing and first-in-human clinical trials. The research program is based on an iterative bench to bedside strategy of investigator-initiated research in which laboratory discovery drives clinical trials, and clinical trials drive laboratory research. This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing world class cancer immunology and immunotherapy program and a cellular therapy center of excellence. Attractive laboratory packages exist for qualified candidates.

Visit Center of Excellence in Cancer Immunology and Metabolism

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located in New Brunswick, NJ, and RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest health care delivery system, partner to deliver high-quality and sophisticated oncology care to patients close to home. This integrated cancer care model combines the strength of both entities, offering access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for adult and pediatric cancer patients, including clinical trials, immunotherapy, proton therapy, precision medicine, CAR T-cell therapy and cardio-oncology. Unique opportunities exist for collaborations between clinical and research programs, including clinical trials research, cancer chemoprevention, clinical and basic pharmacology, and Phase 1 clinical trials. Visit www.cinj.org.

Rutgers Cancer Institute is committed to retaining, recruiting, and developing outstanding faculty, staff, and students, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine in faculty, staff, and student bodies. It aspires to be an agent of progress in advancing equality and justice while improving healthcare access and reducing healthcare disparities. Faculty will have the exciting opportunity to be involved in teaching activities for medical students and residents as well as targeted lectures in their area of expertise.

For questions on this position or to learn more about our available positions, please contact the Rutgers Cancer Institute Faculty Recruitment Office at cinjcareers@cinj.rutgers.edu.

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Position Status Full Time
Posting Number 20FA0966
Posting Open Date 03/01/2023
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Qualifications

 

Minimum Education and Experience
· MD, DO
· Hem/Onc 3-yr fellowship training
· Board certified ABIM. Oncology certified/eligible.
· Active NJML or qualify for NJML
 
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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  
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Overview
RBHS
New Jersey’s premier academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. Our renowned faculty are teachers, health researchers and providers, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education and training in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. An important mission of RBHS is to promote the careers of faculty, staff, and learners. Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
As one of the nation’s comprehensive medical schools, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is dedicated to pursuing excellence in education, research, healthcare delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise New Jersey’s premier academic medical center. In addition, RWJMS has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region. RWJMS encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments and hosts centers and institutes, described below. The medical school maintains undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It provides continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and community education programs. Previously an academic unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, RWJMS became part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, on July 1, 2013.

Rutgers Cancer Institute
As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health, is a leader in cancer research, treatment, prevention, and education. Rutgers Cancer Institute offers world-class cancer care, providing patients with the most advanced treatment options through an integrated cancer care network, including clinical trials, immunotherapy, precision medicine, complex surgical procedures, and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques. Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, are one of only two programs in the state to offer blood and marrow transplantations and CAR T-cell therapy. It also houses the state’s only hospital-based proton therapy center. Rutgers Cancer Institute is a cornerstone of New Jersey’s premier academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).

Construction is currently underway for a new $750 million state-of-the-art Cancer Center adjacent to the current Rutgers Cancer Institute facility and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The 510,000 square foot Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center will be the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital. It will feature outpatient and inpatient clinical space—including 84 infusion bays, 74 exam rooms, and 96 inpatient beds. This is in addition to state-of-the-art laboratories where critical scientific investigation will be amplified, enabling physician-scientists to translate findings directly to patients. The Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center will also have the capacity to offer wellness and education resources all in one location. Learn more about this incredible facility at www.cinj.org/jackandsherylmorriscancercenter.

Rutgers Cancer Institute is home to nearly 250 internationally recognized physicians and researchers. The long-standing relationship with their NCI Research Consortium Partner Princeton University was recently leveraged to establish the Ludwig Cancer Research Princeton Branch with several faculty as founding members and leaders of the Branch. Their work on cancer metabolism, not only through the new Ludwig Branch but also through the Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence at Rutgers Cancer Institute, will accelerate and translate laboratory discoveries into clinical treatments through more effective and efficiently designed clinical trials.

The Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Cancer Immunology and Metabolism Center of Excellence is an institute at the intersection of oncologic immunology and metabolism that seeks to increase research that leads to new therapies for patients; develop cutting-edge facilities to test new interventions; and facilitate commercial and university collaborations. This includes discovery and production of novel cell therapy constructs via an institutional good manufactory practices (GMP) facility. Visit Center of Excellence in Cancer Immunology and Metabolism.

Rutgers Cancer Institute is committed to retaining, recruiting, and developing outstanding faculty, staff, and students, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine in faculty, staff, and student bodies. It aspires to be an agent of progress in advancing equality and justice while improving healthcare access and reducing healthcare disparities. Visit us here.

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Statement
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest health care delivery system partner to deliver high-quality and sophisticated oncology care to patients close to home. This integrated cancer care model combines the strength of both entities, offering access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for adult and pediatric cancer patients, including clinical trials, immunotherapy, proton therapy, precision medicine, CAR T-cell therapy and cardio-oncology. Through the above mentioned partnership and an academic appointment at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, unique opportunities exist for collaborations between clinical and research programs, including clinical trials research, cancer chemoprevention, clinical and basic pharmacology, and Phase 1 clinical trials.

Mission
To accelerate scientific discovery focused on understanding cancer, innovating cancer treatment, and improving cancer prevention; to provide outstanding, novel, and compassionate patient care; to provide evidence-based and culturally informed education to physicians, nurses, researchers, staff, and the community; and to achieve cancer health equity in our state through outreach to and engagement of our extraordinarily diverse communities

Vision
Through our science, our evidence-based actions, our openness, and our respect for those we serve, we will advance cancer-focused research worldwide and reduce the burden of cancer in our catchment area. By engaging with and empowering our exceptionally diverse populations, and addressing their questions and fears, we will engender hope for cancer patients and their families and play a critical role in strengthening the fabric of our communities by gaining and protecting their trust and providing access to the outstanding oncology care each person deserves.

Core Values
Curiosity and Discovery: encouraging an environment of continuous inquiry, creativity, and innovation to generate new knowledge
Integrity: earning the trust of those we serve and each other through honesty, transparency, accountability, and continuous reflection
Collaboration: approaching all opportunities with an understanding that together we are better and can achieve more; promoting and maintaining an environment of teamwork and shared knowledge
Cultivating Diversity: making conscientious efforts in all we do to ensure that our leadership, scientists, clinicians, supporting staff, and trainees reflect the rich diversity of the state of New Jersey and the patient populations and communities we serve
Respect and Caring: consistently demonstrating caring, compassion, and respect through our words and actions
Perseverance: maintaining an unwavering commitment to our mission; embracing change, overcoming obstacles, and creating and recreating the path to achieve our goals

Rutgers Cancer Institute Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
It is our responsibility to every participant in the healthcare space to address the longstanding, systemic structures of racism that affect our faculty and staff from thriving in the advancement of science and patient care. We understand that our patients, faculty, and staff come from all over and carry unique cultures and norms that impact how they interpret the world, their experiences, and their relationships. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where people who seek cancer care and the workforce that provide cancer care, both directly and indirectly, feel represented, welcomed, included, and supported.
Posting Details

 

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing how the candidate’s work will contribute to the Rutgers Cancer Institute Mission, and list 3 references with contact information. Please contact cinjcareers@cinj.rutgers.edu with any questions about the application process. 
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/120928
Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
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Pre-employment Screenings

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

 

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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