Oregon Health & Science University

Sarcoma Faculty Clinician/Translational Researcher/Physician Scientist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology / Knight Cancer Institute
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, internal equity, and AAMC guidelines
Monday - Friday
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

We seek applications from motivated MDs/DOs looking for an Assistant Professor position to focus on clinical and/or translational sarcoma research. Mentorship from Drs. Mike Heinrich, Chris Ryan and Lara Davis make this an exciting opportunity for a junior faculty member interested in a sarcoma career.  


As the only sarcoma center in the state, OHSU cares for a very high volume of complex sarcoma cases.  

Clinical and translational sarcoma research opportunities abound at the Knight Cancer Institute. The Sarcoma Program boasts a large clinical trials portfolio, including cooperative group (SWOG & SARC), industry and investigator-initiated trials. In addition, the Sarcoma Program is one of 5 disease sites included in the Precision Oncology SMMART Program, a comprehensive translational and clinical research platform.  


Our weekly sarcoma tumor board provides multidisciplinary review, with active participation of medical oncology, pediatric oncology, orthopedic oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology and radiology. Each specialty is represented at tumor board by experts in sarcoma.  


The Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology currently has over 110 faculty and is comprised of programs in the general hematology, solid tumor oncology, bone marrow transplant & cellular therapy, hematological malignancies, and palliative medicine. The Division also oversees faculty in a number of community practices, known as Community Hematology and Oncology (CHO), and maintains a strong collaboration with the VA Medical Center, linked to the main campus by a skybridge.  Our clinical practices enroll more than 5,000 new patients each year.  


The Division, the largest component of the Knight Cancer Institute, has a goal of providing outstanding patient care, ensuring access to high quality clinical and translational clinical trials, and integration of basic research. The Division has grown significantly over the past decade, and significant growth is projected.  


The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. We offer unprecedented resources to transform cancer early detection, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment, supported by the successful conclusion of a $1 billion fundraising campaign completed in 2015. Known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine and early detection, the Knight Cancer Institute creates an environment that encourages visionary leadership and dedicated teamwork in support of ending cancer as we know it. Our vision is a world freed from the burden of cancer, and our guiding principles remind us we are a bold, supportive, and connected team.  


Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, OHSU offers a highly collaborative atmosphere within a comprehensive health-care focused university with particular expertise in cancer, neurosciences, and cardiovascular medicine. Portland is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live, with easy access to a vibrant city, outdoor activities, and a world-renowned food scene. These opportunities offer a highly nurturing environment to grow professionally and personally.   

Function/Duties of Position

The duties of these faculty clinician positions are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and may include:  


  • Participate in the education of medical students and house staff in accordance with assignments to the department by the Curriculum Committee and Chair  
  • Care of patients with hematologic and oncologic disease  
  • Establish and maintain a program of scholarly activity directed toward improved understanding of the causes,   
  • Participate in administrative committees and councils of OHSU as approved by the Chair and Division Head  
  • Engage in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups with knowledge and consent of the Chair and Division Head  


It is anticipated a clinical faculty position will be made up of the following components: Clinical, Teaching Research/Academic, and Service. Academic rank will be based on qualifications. 

Required Qualifications

  • MD, DO or MD/PhD 
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Oregon 
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine 
  • Board eligible/certified in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology 
  • Demonstrated background, focus, and drive to excel, as well as the desire to deliver the best care possible to cancer patient in a clinical research environment 
  • Proven track record of teaching, basic, clinical or population research and excellent patient care 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams 
  • History of success in obtaining extramural funds for clinical trials and/or basic science research 

Additional Details

To apply, submit an application with CV and cover letter. 


For more information about this position, please contact:  

Lara Davis, M.D., Sarcoma Program Director, davisla@ohsu.edu 


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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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