Assistant Professor of Research Medicine - Center for Applied Molecular Medicine
The Center for Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) is a new center for the advancement of the use of in vitro and in vivo cancer prognostic strategies. Our focus in the CAMM is the discovery and translation of protein biomarkers that are indicative of a patient’s likely response to existing therapies. The benefits of a technology to “personalize” medical treatment by accurately predicting outcomes are hard to overestimate in terms of improved outcomes and reduced costs in bringing drugs to market and delivering effective care.
The barriers to personalized medicine via proteomic mass spectrometry are both technological and biological in nature. First, reliable approaches to routinely and rigorously measure the composition of biological samples must be developed; next, approaches for interpreting those measurements to describe the state of a complex biological system are required.
At CAMM, we are looking for a talented computational scientist capable of developing and applying innovative technologies to ask and answer biological questions to help doctors provide better care to patients. The ideal candidate will have expertise to make significant and novel contributions to both the measurement and interpretation aspects of the challenge.
USC has made significant commitments towards the expansion of translational research into molecular diagnostics and biomedical nanoscience, including the build-out of CAMM and the associated Westside Cancer Center. CAMM is recruiting faculty across several disciplines, and significant space has been provided to the program. This is an excellent opportunity for a scientist to join a rapidly expanding program in a University environment with top ranked Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Physical Sciences.
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. The successful candidate will be a Ph.D. with a background in bioinformatics, systems biology and computational proteomics who has significant experience in using in vitro diagnostics platforms (e.g., blood proteomics). Proven ability to develop novel assays, discover and validate biomarkers, and clinical translation of strategies is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to attract extramural funding for independent research and foster collaborations with various Departments and industrial partners. He/she is expected to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and clinicians that will lead to new approaches for diagnostics and management of cancer. Good communication and teaching skills are essential.
To apply, please send your CV, the names of three referees and a brief (4 pages) statement of research plans and why you believe you are the right candidate for this position, to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.