Assistant Professor

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research-Norton Thoracic
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
9-5, Mon - Fri
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Position Title: Assistant Professor


Position Summary: 

Initiates and perhaps already conducts an independent line of original research study that has the potential to garner or already has obtained peer-reviewed, extramural support and that has promise to receive international recognition. Writes and has published peer-reviewed, original research reports.


  • Is in initial stages of producing original research or clinical care of high quality.
  • Skilled in a research and/or clinical specialty.
  • Successfully launches an extramurally-funded research program
  • Contributes to efforts to obtain grant funds to help support others and core functions.
  • Develops skills in critical evaluation of research programs and proposals
  • Delivers well-done research seminars and work-in-progress reports to the local community
  • Acts as a good role model for students, postdoctoral trainees, research technicians or nurses, and interacts positively with support and administrative staff.
  • Is familiar with resources available in the institution and locally.




Two (2) years of experience following the Ph.D., M.D. or D.SC. degree in a field related to current area of research required. Experience writing grant applications for support of own work and supervising more junior trainees preferred. Laboratory skills and techniques execution and development required. Mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills adequate to launch a viable, productive and extramurally-funded research program required.


Experience in cancer genetics, gene expression and/or tumor immunology highly preferred


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