Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology


The Division of Radiation and Cancer Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University seeks a Ph.D. to join the Department as an Assistant Professor in the Non-Tenure Line (Research).

We seek applicants committed to developing an academic program focused on computational biology/bioinformatics in areas relevant to the field of oncology. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. and postdoc in the area of computational biology/bioinformatics. Ideal applicants will have experience in computational oncology and machine learning/artificial intelligence.

Applicants must have an interest in leading an independent research program and have the desire to closely collaborate with other investigators in the Division and Department. The successful applicant will spend the majority of time on their independent research program and approximately 25% on collaborating with members of the Division and Department to support computational biology and bioinformatics needs. The ideal candidate will have potential trajectory and/or demonstrated breadth of preparation, as exemplified by significant research experience resulting in high impact publications in computational oncology. A successful candidate will be expected to obtain substantial grant funding (e.g., NIH award(s)).

The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-Tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists. Individuals appointed as Assistant Professors in the Research Line will have completed one or two years of postdoctoral research experience and, where applicable, will have completed housestaff training. Their accomplishments during graduate and postgraduate training should already have stamped them as creative and promising investigators. There should be evidence of the ability to obtain external funding as well as the promise of outstanding performance as a supervisor of graduate students. Appointment is based on evidence of (or the promise of) high-level performance in research, and (if applicable) teaching and clinical care.

The activities of the Department are diverse and include a strong basic science and translational research programs. The Department is tightly integrated into the medical school and university and leads a Radiation Biology research program within the Stanford Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit through the Stanford Faculty Positions site a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research, and the names of three references:

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Salary Range:

The expected base pay range for this position is $177,000 - $195,000.

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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PhD and one or two years of postdoctoral research

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply