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Employment at Massey

Working at VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center

As one of 58 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the U.S., VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks among the country's top cancer centers, and celebrates a rich 50 year history of research and dedication to our patients. We have earned and retained this designation, in part, through our commitment to recruiting and retaining the highest quality workforce. 

Massey is committed to reducing the cancer burden in its catchment area, which consists of 66 localities across eastern, central and southern Virginia. In doing so, we employ top scientists, clinicians and support staff who team up to provide world-renowned leadership in basic, clinical and population science research, multidisciplinary cancer treatment and education of the next generation of cancer researchers and clinician-scientists.

The benefits and opportunities offered at Massey are further enhanced by our physical location in Central Virginia. Situated on the VCU Health Medical Campus in historic downtown Richmond, you will find the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm and convenience of a small historic city.

Employment opportunities

Massey is continuously growing to better meet the needs of our patients, researchers and clinicians, and students and trainees. Our center is currently seeking the following expertise:

  • Physician-scientists specializing in oncology with appointments in academic departments
  • Cancer research professionals
  • Clinical trialists/laboratory specialists
  • Oncology clinicians
  • Administrative and business support professionals

Visit VCU Human Resources and select “benefits” to view benefits for eligible classified and faculty employment.

Featured faculty openings (including research scientists):

Serve as an investigator with expertise in cancer cell signaling, lipid and other cancer-related metabolism, integrative genomics, tumor immunology or chemical biology.

Explore open basic science faculty positions

Serve as an investigator with expertise in the field of translational oncology, immuno-oncology, and/or drug discovery including medicinal chemistry and structural biology.

Explore open translational and immuno-oncology faculty positions

Support population science-based cancer research across a variety of focus areas including social drivers of health, population precision health, dissemination and implementation science, health equity research, community-based research, early detection and screening, telehealth, symptom management and cancer control, health services research and cancer survivorship.

Explore open population science faculty positions

For all other positions, including classified and hourly opportunities, visit our job portal to explore open opportunities. Interested persons will first need to complete an online VCU application, then follow instructions to attach the application to a posting of interest. Resumes, cover letters and other supporting documents may also be attached.

Students may visit our job portal to review student vacancies. Students with work-study awards may apply for work-study positions through the Financial Aid Office.

Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

In alignment with the NIH’s Diversity Statement, Massey is committed to continued learning, understanding and increased awareness of DEI best practices. The center, along with VCU, is working to enhance inclusiveness and promote a more equitable workforce in oncology research and care through its dedicated Office of DEI. DEI efforts are informed by a diverse and representative guidance committee, who help set expectations and identify areas for improvement.

Life in Richmond, VA

Richmond provides an engaging backdrop for work, play and study. The state capital offers a rich history with magnificent architecture, historical sites and landmarks for residents of all ages. With the beautiful James River running through it, Richmond appeals to all outdoor enthusiasts and is just a day-trip away from beautiful beaches or the Blue Ridge mountains. Cultural amenities abound, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest art museums in the country. Richmond also has some of the nation's most acclaimed restaurants, and is home to a plethora of outdoor festivals and concerts for however you choose to unwind.

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