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HCI/Department of Dermatology

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah are seeking a productive, collaborative, and innovative faculty member to join our multidisciplinary team devoted to melanoma. We seek an exceptional investigator whose research expertise complements our ongoing areas of excellence in melanoma genetics, pre-clinical models of melanoma in mouse (GEMMs and PDXs) and zebrafish, mechanisms and biomarkers of drug sensitivity/resistance, chemoprevention and clinical trials for melanoma as well as risk assessment and communication.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Dermatology in the tenure track and as an Investigator at HCI. Qualified individuals must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD. For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, candidates must have an excellent record of basic, translational, or clinical research achievement in the area of melanoma, including peer-reviewed funding. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, candidates must have an excellent record of achievement as a trainee and show strong potential for future success in the field. Although we are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on melanoma immunology or immune checkpoint-directed therapy, suitably qualified individuals in all areas of melanoma research are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded melanoma research program, to participate in weekly treatment planning and research conferences, and engage in collaborative research efforts with members of the melanoma disease-oriented research team (MDOT).

HCI is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network with two dedicated cancer research buildings and a 100-bed cancer specialty hospital. The MDOT is one of nine research teams supported by HCI that is actively involved in collaborative translational cancer research and clinical trial development. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The 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 our mission.

To apply go to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/68102

For further information, please contact Dr. Martin McMahon, Chair of the Search Committee via the HCI recruitment office at hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu.

 

HCI/Department of Oncological Sciences

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic and translational cancer research.

HCI 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 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 research interests are aligned with these DOTs are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Basic Cancer Research:
    We seek junior and senior investigators with innovative research programs in cancer-relevant biology that emphasize mechanistic approaches. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation & transcription, chromatin & epigenetics, genome stability & DNA repair, metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, epithelial biology, tumor immunology, hematologic malignancies, pediatric/youth cancers, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.
  2. Translational Cancer Research:
    This broad-based recruitment seeks outstanding junior or senior investigators in areas including, but not limited to: animal models, signal transduction, cancer genetics, target validation, drug discovery & validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, tumor immunology, cancer initiating cells, and clinical cancer research. Candidates whose scientific interests will synergize with the clinical strengths of the HCI DOTs are particularly encouraged to apply.

HCI and the University Health Sciences Center 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 offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building that doubles the Institute’s research space, which opened summer 2017. The University of Utah offers excellent graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI, visit www.huntsmancancer.org.

Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold MD, 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 strong 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 3 references), and a 2-3 page research plan. Applications will be accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning November 10, 2017, until positions are filled or closed.

To apply online, please visit the following link:
http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69239

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

For questions, please contact Natalie Angle at hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu.

 

HCI/Department of Population Sciences

The Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah invite applications for a faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank, Tenure Track. We are seeking genetic/molecular epidemiologists with a strong research program in cancer. We seek researchers with interests in cancer prevention, treatment, or survivorship or in basic mechanistic studies in the genetics, biochemistry or biology of cancer as outlined below.

The new Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality,outcomes and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.

HCI and the University are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Using this data, researchers have identified several major cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma. Our integrated health system and our participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers, provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology, cancer biostatistics and research design, genomics/metabolomics/proteomics resources, and biospecimen repository.

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.

The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences offers and innovative graduate program for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about the Department of Population Health Sciences, please visit: http://medicine.utah.edu/population-health-sciences/

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/64367

Cover letter may be addressed to: Dr. Cornelia Ulrich, Search Committee Member, Senior Director, Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, The University of Utah, 2000 Circle of Hope, Room 4165, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550.

For questions regarding this position, please email: phs@hsc.utah.edu or call: (801) 587-2100.


 

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented group, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135 801-581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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