Employment Opportunity

Director of Free Radical & Radiation Biology Program

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Type: Senior Faculty

Primary Research Area: Cancer

Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Salary Range: Over $175,000


The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is accepting applications for Director of the Division of Free Radical and Radiation Biology. Radiation biology has been an integral program within the University of Iowa research enterprise since its founding by Dr. Titus Evans in 1947. Dr. Evans was a founding member of the Radiation Research Society (RRS) in 1952, hosted the first RRS meeting in Iowa City in 1953, and was founding editor of Radiation Research. In 1961, Radiation Biology became an independent graduate program and has continuously produced PhD radiation biologists. This program was renamed the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program (FRRBP) in 2000 within the Department of Radiation Oncology. The main objectives of the FRRBP are to broaden basic and translational research knowledge in redox metabolism, cancer biology, and radiation treatment. The program has advanced fundamental knowledge of radiation and free radical biology for over 70 years. It has conferred over 120 doctoral degrees impacting radiation and free radical research worldwide. The program has maintained a T32 grant for training the next generation of radiation scientists for more than 25 years and has been a leader in physician scientist training through the Holman Pathway radiation oncology residency.

The new Director will participate in the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Executive Committee. The position is open to those appropriate for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor (tenure track). The FRRBP Director’s responsibilities will include maintaining a successful extramurally supported research program centered around metabolism, free radical science, or radiation biology in cancer. Successful candidates must demonstrate a national and international scholarship record and teach in the graduate and residency training programs. The Director of the Division of FRRB oversees research faculty and staff and directs our graduate program. The department is managed by an interactive executive committee that includes the chair, departmental administrator, director of medical physics, director of free radical and radiation biology, and clinic director.

The successful candidate will join a biology division of seven faculty members focusing on basic and translational science in free radical and radiation biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology. The University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology has a strong track record for translating basic science discoveries to early phase clinical trials. The successful candidate will qualify for membership in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC). Leadership opportunities within the HCCC are available for appropriate candidates.

The University of Iowa is located on the rolling hills along the Iowa River in Iowa City, where the excitement and energy of a Big Ten University town are balanced with an affordable community with many cultural and recreational amenities.

Please see http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/med/radiationoncology/ for more information on the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

The qualified individual will have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree(s) in an associated field.

A successful track record of cancer focused extramural funding is expected.

Because the FRRBP is a Ph.D. granting program, experience with teaching and mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral scholars is also required.

Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students is required.

To apply for this position please visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu, requisition #74589.

For more information, please contact:

Joleen Timm
Iowa City, Iowa 52361
United States
Telephone: 13193309915