Professor & Chair Department of Diabetes and Cancer

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7067417 (Ref:10002055rxv_35_1)

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Bringing together the best in bench-to bedside research, City of Hope Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute (DMRI) is one of the world’s most comprehensive diabetes research Programs.

City of Hope has a long and impressive history of groundbreaking discoveries in the field of diabetes. It spans more than four decades of intense investigation since Rachmiel Levine, M.D ., who discovered the role of insulin in glucose transport, launched diabetes research at City of Hope.

City of Hope's Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is headed by Arthur D. Riggs, Ph.D ., another pioneer in the field renowned for his work on synthesizing the first man-made gene and using synthetic genes to produce human insulin. This first practical source of human insulin has largely replaced porcine- or bovine-derived insulin and has become the standard of care for diabetes worldwide.

The newly created Department of Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism within the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute (DMRI) at City of Hope has an opening for a professor & founding department chair.
The DMRI is a component of the Beckman Research Institute (BRI) of the City of Hope . City of Hope’s research depth in cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease is deemed an important differentiator, with opportunities for scientific and clinical distinction. This interface of diabetes and cancer has been highlighted as a key component of DMRI’s strategic plan.

The successful candidate will be a nationally and internationally renowned scientist whose research is at the interface of diabetes & cancer metabolism. Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD and possess an exceptional record of scholarly accomplishments as evidenced by high impact publications, substantial extramural funding and national & international awards. In addition, the position requires that the candidate must also have demonstrated basic and translational program leadership and mentoring skills.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required as s/he will be interacting with colleagues across City of Hope including students, researchers, clinical faculty and administrators. The department chair will be work closely with leadership in the recruitment of new faculty to build and establish this exciting new department.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills Required for Consideration:
• PhD and/or MD
• Scholarly accomplishments to qualify for appointment at the rank of Professor
• Prominent research program at the interface of diabetes & cancer metabolism
• National and international scientific leader
• Substantial extramural funding and productive results
• Exceptional scientific and program leadership
• Impactful mentoring skills
• Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills
• Strong classroom teaching skills
• Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter describing your interest, important research and related accomplishments, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five references to:

Diabetes Metabolism and Research Institute
C/o Debbie Niemi - Escalera
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010.


City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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