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Open Rank of UNM Cancer Center in Hematology Oncology – GI Malignancies

Posting Numberreq7135
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentMedical Oncology (099S1)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC) and the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the UNM School of Medicine seek ambitious physicians or physician scientists with training and expertise in medical oncology and a focused interest in the management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. The successful applicant will become the local expert in colorectal cancer and serve as a clinician, clinical-investigator, and/or physician-scientist and to interact seamlessly with the UNMCCC Multidisciplinary Clinical Working Group in GI Malignancies focused on the design of cancer clinical trials and correlative studies. State-of-the-art facilities along with excellent opportunities are available for research collaborations with laboratory investigators, population scientists, and clinical trialists. This is an Open Rank, Open Track position. Faculty rank and appointment will be commensurate with accomplishments. The successful applicant will have fellowship training and experience in the clinical care of GI and a strong interest in the development and conduct of clinical trials in colorectal cancer. Emphasis is placed on the ability to foster collaborations and participate in the teaching mission of the Division and the Center. Excellent salaries, endowments, and start up packages are available.

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 500 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. They treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the State. More than 12 percent of these patients participated in cancer clinical trials testing new cancer treatments and 35 percent of patients participated in other clinical research studies, including tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 130 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded almost $60 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents in FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at  


Minimum Qualifications:
•    MD or MD/PhD degree or equivalent with board certification in Internal Medicine
•    Board certification/eligibility in Medical Oncology
•    At least two years of hematology/oncology fellowship or one of GI-focused clinical or research fellowship with experience in GI cancer patient management and clinical trials
•    Must be eligible to work in the U.S. (J-1 visa applicants considered)

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience in cancer clinical trial design
•    Experience in resident/fellow education
•    Experience in clinical and translational research

Application InstructionsComplete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with mailing address, phone numbers and email address. For all inquiries or questions, please contact: Search Chair: Dr. Heloisa Soares

or Dr. Ursa Brown-Glaberman

, or Search Coordinator, Denise Osborne at:

or (505) 925-0415.
For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by . This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.