Opportunities for success at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center are boundless. Hard work, drive, passion, and heart set our researchers and doctors apart.

In this bottom up organization, individuals have an opportunity to make a real impact. Faculty members, especially junior faculty members, have opportunities here that cannot be found in other research centers. Ideas are embraced and individuals are given considerable latitude to pursue their goals.

While all forms of cancer will be treated, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is best positioned to make global contributions in the following areas: Breast Cancer and Women’s Cancers, Head and Neck Cancers, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancers, and Prostate Cancer.

Our team is actively seeking applicants to fill roles in these areas. We offer a competitive salary range and an excellent benefits package, including tuition assistance, medical/dental/life/long-term disability, paid time-off and a great retirement package.


We want you to succeed

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center assigns senior faculty mentors to junior scientists. Senior faculty member(s) meet regularly with junior faculty members to discuss research progress, review publications and grant proposals, and provide advice about the academia culture and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant review process. Physician scientists are also assigned senior faculty basic scientist mentors to promote collaboration.

Cancer Center members currently have NIH funded Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grants that aim to support and mentor junior faculty members. The objective of these grants is to “strengthen an institution’s biomedical research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary center and to enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for complementary National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual research grant or other external peer-reviewed support.”

We will help you get there

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center annually provides over $500,000 in pilot project funding to numerous investigators, including junior faculty. These funds allow cancer center members to initiate new scientific projects they may otherwise not have had the resources to undertake. For a list of available research jobs click here. For clinical care job inquiries visit buffettcancercenter.com/jobs/

“When I left UNMC after four years to attend my fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, my experience could be summed up by three ideals: loyalty, respect, and foresight. When I returned to UNMC three years later, I found those words weren’t lost but instead, a formidable force. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center will lead cancer care and research into an era where principles will be revisited and paradigms will be pushed. Oracles see future opportunity but past performance predicts future gains. That is why I chose to return to UNMC.”
Matthew Lunning, DO, Assistant Professor, Oncology/Hematology, who completed his residency at UNMC and returned after serving as Chief Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering.