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Faculty Positions in Cancer Research 

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at University of Utah Health is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN),supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and impact as well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and service. HCI is undergoing a major expansion which includes a new research building, and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research.

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop disease-oriented research teams (DOTs) as a mechanism to enhance translational research. DOTs specialize in adult and pediatric cancer research in the following areas: colon cancer, genitourinary and hematologic malignancies, hepatobiliary cancer, melanoma, neuro-oncology, pancreatic cancer, sarcoma, upper aero digestive tract (with existing strengths in lung cancer), and women’s cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with the HCI DOTs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Basic Cancer Research

We seek junior and senior investigators with innovative basic cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, epithelial cancers, tumor immunology, hematologic malignancies, pediatric/youth cancers, and mechanisms of therapy resistance. Successful applicants will align with and benefit from our cancer disease-oriented research teams (DOTs), which facilitate translation of basic science discoveries through collaborative team science approaches.

Translational Cancer Research

This broad-based recruitment seeks outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: animal models, signal transduction, cancer genetics, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics and gene expression, DNA damage & repair, tumor immunology, cancer initiating cells, and clinical cancer research. Candidates whose scientific interests dovetail with the clinical strengths of the HCI DOTs are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Cancer Control and Population Sciences

We seek outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cancer prevention (including behavioral interventions), cancer epidemiology, with emphasis on molecular/clinical epidemiology or genetic epidemiology, cancer survivorship, exercise and cancer, health outcomes, risk communication, rural health, implementation science, and biostatistics. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science.

HCI and University of Utah Health provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu) that enhance both discovery and translational science. HCI also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building which doubles its research space, opening in summer 2017. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI, visitwww.huntsmancancer.org.

Applicants for assistant professor are expected to hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), have received appropriate postdoctoral training and to have a track record of impact and research productivity. Applicants for senior positions should additionally have a proven record of independent funding and innovative research. HCI particularly encourages and welcomes applications from physician-scientists across the continuum of cancer research. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in an academic department at the University of Utah determined by the applicants’ qualifications.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and three references), and a three-page research plan. Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning November 15, 2016, until positions are filled or closed.

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550
hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu 

Or, to apply online see our online application


HCI/Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in conjunction with the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology, at the University of Utah, invites applications for faculty positions in the tenure-track from established physician-scientists with expertise in laboratory or population science to contribute to the development and leadership of our translational cancer research programs. Successful candidates will emphasize integration of science and clinical research or establish leadership with a vision for development of laboratory or population research that would emphasize bench to bedside translation.

Particular interests for HCI and Division of Oncology include areas of gastrointestinal, genitourinary, breast or sarcomas, and genomics/epigenomics, and immunotherapy. Applications are invited from board certified/board eligible medical oncologists who have a record of extramural (NCI or equivalent) funding as a principal investigator. Significant resources, including a comprehensive start-up package, guaranteed salaries, and protected time for research are available. Candidates will be considered at the advanced assistant, associate or full professor levels. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment to endowed professorships.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and a commitment to excellence in service, teaching, and research, including laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. HCI is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and shared resources, including core facilities for imaging, genomics, drug screening and pre-clinical testing, and population studies. We also offer strong institutional support, excellent laboratory facilities, a collegial and interactive research environment that fosters the development of junior faculty, and robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information, visit the Huntsman Caner Institute website and Utah Internal Medicine website.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a description of professional experience in oncology including scientific accomplishments and leadership responsibilities. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550
hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu
 
Or, to apply online see our online application


HCI/Department of Oncological Sciences

The Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for an associate professor or professor in the tenure track. We seek an outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD cancer biologist with a well-established laboratory-based research program centered on cancer mechanisms and/or tumorigenesis models, with translational focus or potential. Mechanistic topics might include cancer genetics, cancer cell metabolism, cell cycle control, signal transduction, cell death, gene expression, epigenetics, DNA repair, tumor microenvironment, metastasis, and oncogene/tumor suppressor function. Translational emphasis might include molecular diagnostics, preclinical tumor models, and investigational therapeutics. Departmental strengths include transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, human cancer genetics, stem cell biology, mouse, zebrafish and fly models of cancer, cell signaling pathways, apoptosis, DNA repair, cell motility and cancer metabolism. HCI is an NCI-designated cancer center with state-of-the-art laboratories and shared resources, including core facilities for imaging, genomics, drug screening and in vivo pre-clinical testing, and population studies. We offer a collegial and interactive research environment and robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students.

To apply, please visit the following link:

Associate Professor or Professor position


Employment Information

University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health Sciences.

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