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ACADEMIC FACULTY APPOINTMENT: The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology. This position calls for an exceptional, forward-thinking scientist, poised to become a leading figure in the field of Cancer Biology and Stem Cell Biology. The selected candidate will engage in pioneering research and teaching, closely aligned with the School's strategic research objectives and pedagogical innovations. They are expected to conduct groundbreaking, internationally recognized research that not only complements but also elevates the School's existing academic portfolio. This position encompasses a spectrum of responsibilities, including but not limited to, fulfilling various duties as assigned by the Vice Dean of Research and the Dean.

Key Responsibilities

Job Purpose:
• Research Excellence: The appointee will lead groundbreaking research in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, closely aligning with the School's new strategic research objectives. They will be critical in acquiring research funding and will mentor research staff and students.
• Teaching Responsibilities. This position entails educating medical and postgraduate research students in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology. The appointee will utilize modern teaching methods, including team-based learning and e-learning, to foster an interactive and effective learning environment.
• Service Administration: Beyond research and teaching, the appointee will have service roles within the School or university. This includes participating in committees, and engaging in activities that enhance the academic community's overall functioning.

Primary Activities:
• Undertake high-quality research in the innovative and rapidly evolving fields of Cancer and Stem Cell Biology. This involves sustaining a vigorous personal research plan.
• Publishing findings in leading international peer-reviewed journals is a key aspect of this role, contributing significantly to the scientific community's understanding of these specialized fields.
• Developing pioneering research proposals, and actively seek competitive grant and collaborative industry funding to support these initiatives.
• Contribute to, support, and develop teaching and educational activities at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.
• Contribute to, support and develop projects with other faculty in the research programme at LKCMedicine.
• Participate in academic committees and other administrative requirements as appropriate.

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the appointee may be required to undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Dean, Research and Dean.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
• PhD or MBBS/MD degree(s) or equivalent degree in a relevant field
• Relevant postdoctoral or clinical experience
• Significant experience and an outstanding record of research and teaching with a high level of scientific achievement, productivity and impact in the field of Cancer and Stem Cell Biology
• Strong leadership and management skills, Ability to lead and manage a research group, work as part of a multidisciplinary team, effective communication and presentation skills, and ability to motivate others.

Additional skills that would be an advantage:
• Proven track record in international research.
• Proven track record of leadership and driving change.
• Ability to develop teams and create networks at national and international levels.
• Understanding of the academic and administrative needs of internationally recognised universities
• Fully conversant with patient-centered approaches and new technologies in education and patient care.

Time Commitment
The level of effort for this appointment is at 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) employment.

Hiring Institution: LKC
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