Skip to main content

Hematology Oncology Assoc Prof/Full Prof *Gene Therapy*

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 12th, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Institute for Regenerative Cures, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine is recruiting one full-time faculty in the Regular and/or In Residence series as an Associate Professor or Full Professor in the specialty of basic science and/or translational research in gene therapy/ genetic modification of human hematopoietic stem cells and humanized mouse transplant models of human gene therapy.

The division has 38 faculty, 12 staff physicians, 10 fellows, 53 staff and operates a large and diverse clinical and research program. The division is a major component of the NCI-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and has a strong presence in developmental therapeutics with an Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) grant and as a Lead Academic Participating Site (LAPS) with the NCI National Clinical Trials Network. The UC Davis School of Medicine is in the top twenty percent for NIH funding and one of the inaugural Clinical and Translational Award sites. The University of California, Davis is one of the top public research universities in the nation.

Position Responsibilities: The successful applicant will engage in oncology clinical translational research with a record of high impact publications supported by extramural funding. The focus will be on research related to lysosomal storage diseases, genetic engineering, and stem cell therapies to treat HIV/AIDS-related leukemia, and/or early phase therapeutic development. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, and ability to build research teams and conduct collaborative science. In addition, must be highly collaborative and assist in the development of innovative investigator-initiated clinical trials.
Preference will be given to candidates with an established or developing basic and translational research program that can be competitive for external research funding. The selected candidate will develop an independent research program that focuses on genetic modification of human hematopoietic stem cells. This research program will provide the foundation for the understanding of the treatment of single gene defects through the transplantation of gene-modified hematopoietic stem cells and potential for a leadership role within the Division of Hematology Oncology and/or the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures, Stem Cell Program.

Application Requirements:

Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in cell biology, biomedical engineering, or related field. Experience in, and the ability to teach undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral scholars, and research lab personnel. The ability and experience to conduct scholarly/ translational research and participate in Phase I-III clinical trials are required. A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is required. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required. Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials is highly desirable. Experience with FDA pre-IND and IND applications is preferred.

Will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and ability to build research teams and conduct collaborative science.
Preferred qualifications:
• At least five (5) years of established high-impact scholarly/Phase I-III clinical trial translational research
• Publications in HSC gene therapy
• Candidates with an established or developing basic and translational research program (or proven external funding from Foundations, and from NIH or equivalent levels) and/or administering clinical trials
• Experience with FDA pre-IND and IND applications

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the associate/professor rank, depending on the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

Qualified applicants should upload a CV, cover letter, names and contact information of 5 references, statement of research, and a statement to diversity online at

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2018. However, this position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

For Ladder Rank only: UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work-Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy sees If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (

Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 5 required (contact information only)