Faculty, Biomedical Sciences

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Savannah, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians, Research and Laboratory

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Faculty, Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Sciences



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Savannah, GA

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences within the Mercer University School of Medicine invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in cancer immunotherapeutics, including vaccine or oncolytic vector research, vaccine immunology, or cancer cell/stem cell immunology. Qualified applicants will have a record of proven accomplishments in immunotherapeutics including a strong record of publication in high impact journals. Applicants are expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally-funded translational research program. 


A Ph.D. or M.D., M.D./PhD or DVM degree from an accredited institution is required for this position. Candidates with active funding and extended track record of at least 5 years of extramural funding (R01 series) are encouraged to apply.  A highly competitive start-up package including faculty salary and research support will be provided.  The potential for an endowed position is available.  Laboratory and office space will be located in the 101,000-square-foot Mercer University School of Medicine Hoskins Building.  Review of the completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A start date in the 2018-2019 academic year is anticipated.

Additional Information

The position is located on the Savannah campus which includes the Memorial Health University Hospital Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) in Savannah, Georgia.  ACI provides clinical trials, cancer screening, diagnosis, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, support services, and long-term follow-up. The ACI features the only children's cancer program in the region, the first practice devoted exclusively to breast health, and  the region's first gynecologic oncology services. ACI has disease management teams specializing in breast, colorectal, urology, melanoma, thoracic, head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers. Pertinent to this position, ACI supports academic medicine in which resident physicians work alongside experienced doctors to provide the very latest treatments.  Original cancer research is conducted on-site in collaboration with scientists at Mercer University School of Medicine including access to an array of clinical trials.

 The mission of Mercer University School of Medicine is to educate Georgia students who will become well-trained, compassionate healthcare professionals in Georgia and practice in rural or medically underserved areas of this state.  Our goal is to provide rural and underserved Georgians access to care delivered with skill, compassion and the highest level of integrity.  In addition to the M.D. program, Mercer University School of Medicine offers graduate degree programs in Pre-clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy.  The full 4 year M.D. program is offered in the Macon and Savannah campuses and years 3 and 4 of the M.D. program are additionally offered in the Columbus Campus.  Students have the opportunity to learn in institutions such as Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah; Columbus Regional Health and St. Francis Hospital, Columbus; Medical Center at Navicent Health and Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.  

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research Interests, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applications must include (i) current curriculum vitae, listing publications and extramural funding history, (ii) cover letter, (iii) brief (2 pages max) statement of research interests, and (iv) names and contact information for three professional references.

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