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Open Rank of UNM Cancer Center in Hematology Oncology - Genitourinary Oncologist

Posting Numberreq909
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 SummaryThe 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 invite applications from physicians or physician scientists with training and expertise in medical oncology and a focused interest in clinical care and clinical/translational research for patients with genitourinary malignancies. The successful applicant will participate in the multidisciplinary care of patients and in the design of cancer clinical trials as a member of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Working Group in Genitourinary Malignancies. This is an Assistant or Associate Professor position. Faculty rank and appointment will be commensurate with accomplishments. The successful applicant will have fellowship training or experience in the clinical care of genitourinary malignancies and a strong interest in the development of clinical trials, correlative studies and novel targeted therapies for these cancers. Emphasis is placed on the ability to foster interactions between laboratory and clinical investigators, to participate in multidisciplinary clinical trial teams, and to participate in the teaching mission of the Division, Center, and institution. Excellent salaries 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 include:

  • MD or MD/PhD degree or equivalent with board certification in Internal Medicine
  • Board certification or eligibility in Medical Oncology
  • Experience in cancer clinical trials with a focused interest in genitourinary malignancies
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. (J-1 Visa applicants considered)

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience in cancer clinical trial design and conduct
  • Experience in translational research
  • Experience in trainee education and mentorship
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: Richard Lauer, MD, UNMCC Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer at: or (505) 925-0479, or,Search Coordinator: Denise Osborne at: This job announcement was listed as posting #0836523 in prior UNMJobs system.

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