Why Chart Your Research Career at MetroHealth?

We are at the forefront of numerous types of cancer research, often leading the nation with our contributions to cancer science.

Should you pursue a career at our Center for Cancer Research, you can expect the following:

Our Center provides a collaborative and interactive environment for research and training for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate/undergraduate students. We encourage the open exchange of ideas with multidisciplinary approaches and complementary knowledge that fuels ambitious projects and exciting discoveries.

The Center promotes the professional development of young scientists and junior faculty through career mentoring. There are many opportunities for growth at MetroHealth. Our students, assistants, and researchers often advance to specialty roles and defined paths that align with their unique skills and aspirations.

At MetroHealth, we nurture a culture of discovery and innovation for world-class cancer research that yields real-world impact. In 2022 MCCR faculty held 16 active grants where 7 core members served as PI or MPI totaling more than $5,000,000. MCCR faculty mentored over 25 trainees including postdocs, technicians, and students and faculty were invited to ~5 national conferences with more than 10 other regional and national presentations highlighting MCCR activities. Key professional services are also among the talents in MCCR for example, Editorial Board Membership in over 10 journals; reviewers in NIH study sections (R01, R21, R03); and DOD, and reviewers for over 30 journals.

The core research facilities of the MetroHealth Research Institute span over 70,000 square feet and include 7 laboratories dedicated to cancer research. Our researchers perform complex experiments and assays using the newest, most advanced equipment. Our faculty have full access to shared resources with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which includes over 40 service centers and core facilities.

Our researchers work across ten research topic areas, including Cancer Disparity, Cancer Epigenetics, Cancer Microbiome, Cancer Stem Cells, Cancer Metabolism, and Tumor Virology. This expansive combination provides investigators with the opportunities to expand their interests through collaboration and successfully accomplish their research goals.

Clinical trials are an important phase of cancer research, identifying better,safer, and more successful patient treatments. MetroHealth’s Center for Cancer Research conducts clinical trials in partnership with the MetroHealth Cancer Care Center, giving researchers the opportunity to collaborate with MetroHealth oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals.

The Center for Cancer Research has dedicated scientists and accomplished researchers who serve as faculty leaders. All Center faculty are members of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Our cancer research is funded through a robust, steady stream of governmental agencies, private corporations, foundations, and generous individuals. In 2022, we secured over $5 million in funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

The Center collaborates with the Population Health & Equity Research Institute (PHERI) to investigate the biological socioeconomic and racial disparities of cancer. The Center also participates in community-based education and outreach opportunities, such as Lincoln West School of Science and Health located at MetroHealth.

MetroHealth research employees enjoy excellent benefits needed to thrive and live well. Full-time employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with health savings accounts, paid sick days, vacation time, and employer-matching 401k plans.