The Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate/full professor levels. Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center 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 and the Department of Oncological Sciences (which is housed within HCI) has a strong history of academic achievement and impact, and a commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service. HCI has undergone a recent physical expansion which includes a new research building, and we seek tenure-track faculty at all faculty ranks, and in many areas of cancer research. Candidates will have joint appointments in the tenure track in the Department of Oncological Sciences (within the University of Utah School of Medicine), and also as Lab Investigators within Huntsman Cancer Institute.
HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop Disease Centers as a mechanism to enhance translational research. Disease Centers specialize in adult and pediatric cancer research in the following areas: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Hematological Malignancies, Lung, Melanoma, Neurologic, Sarcoma, Women’s cancers, and Supportive Oncology and Survivorship. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these HCI Disease Centers are strongly encouraged to apply.
We seek junior and senior investigators (for tenure-track appointments) in the area of Cancer Predisposition Geneticswith innovative laboratory-based cancer research programs that emphasize mechanistic insight and approaches. We are particularly interested in investigators whose research programs include cancer susceptibility gene identification and analysis to basic mechanisms through which germline sequence variants elicit tumor initiation or progression. Studies related to integration between germline genotypes, somatic cell mutations, and expression profiles or other genomics analyses towards tumor prevention, interception, or improved treatment are also of interest.
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 also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building (in 2017) which doubles its research space. The University of Utah offers robust 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 a PhD, MD 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. 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); a 3-page research plan; and, a statement of past, present, and future commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (up to 1 page).
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture. Learn more about HCI’s commitments at huntsmancancer.org/edi.
Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning end of March, until positions are filled or closed.
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. We serve patients with all types of cancer, who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.
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