Clinical Trial and Translational Research, Breast Medical Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, at the University of Utah, are making a major investment in expanding our Translational Research Program in Breast Cancer. We are recruiting an outstanding clinician with an interest in forging collaborations with a vibrant team of clinicians and scientists. Our existing faculty conduct cutting-edge clinical and translational research in oncology, with a particular interest in biomarker-driven and/or practice-changing clinical trials, immunotherapy, genomics, and patient-derived xenografts and organoids. Collaborative teams at HCI also include an outstanding group of basic scientists working in breast cancer.
Applications are encouraged from Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors leading successful, NIH-funded research programs in this area. We are recruiting faculty candidates in either clinical or tenure track; rank depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine, and depending on qualifications, may have opportunity of appointment to a leadership position in the HCI Cancer Center. Candidates must have an MD or DO, and an established or highly promising translational research career with a track record of successful leadership/recruitment on clinical trials. Early-stage career investigators will be provided with a vigorous mentorship program. The successful candidate must be board certified in Medical Oncology, and must be eligible for a renewable medical license in the State of Utah.
Interested individuals can apply for the position at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/129984.
Population Science/Cancer Control Investigator Position
The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah (U of U) School of Medicine, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), have several immediate openings for a Population Science/Cancer Control Investigator in Pediatric Cancer. Population sciences and cancer control are the primary areas of focus. Selected candidates will have a tenure track appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, with a concurrent appointment as an investigator at HCI. The Department of Pediatrics, HCI and Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) have collaborated to make a significant investment and strategic commitment to exploring Pediatric Cancer Areas of Excellence, with the goal of fostering a sustainable culture of discovery. HCI has unparalleled depth in population sciences research, with a goal of working collaboratively with clinicians to perform practice-changing research. Major initiatives are ongoing in environmental health and exposure, digital healthcare, care delivery models and financial outcomes, and telehealth for rural and frontier populations. Although the focus of this position is collaborative population sciences and cancer control investigation, M.D. and D.O candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary pediatric oncology clinic and/or management of the care of patients in the inpatient unit.
The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is located at PCH, which is ranked by U.S. News among the top 20 programs in the nation. The program has focused expertise in Oncology, Hematology, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Population Sciences, Cancer Control, and Pediatric Cancer Genetics and sees over 220 newly diagnosed children annually. The Department of Pediatrics ranks among the top 15 Pediatric Departments in NIH funding and has a premier Research Enterprise providing infrastructure, faculty mentoring, and grant writing support. The U of U also has a robust biotechnology and venture commercialization program.
Interested individuals can apply for the position at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/123319.
Brain Tumor Science Faculty Position
The Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking an exceptional Basic Science/Early Translational candidate with a focused interest in brain tumors to join our Faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track). The selected individual will be an accomplished academic with a track record of significant research funding, and with a history of successful collaboration. Their scientific program will be housed within HCI, and will provide the opportunity to conduct collaborative work among the neuro-oncology community at HCI and the University of Utah, in concert with the clinician scientists within the large department of Neurosurgery. These combined entities offer a robust research environment, and the candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to national and international collaborative research and to initiate and help facilitate in interdisciplinary projects within our Center for Neurologic Cancers.
The Center for Neurologic Cancers is part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, which 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 new research and clinical buildings.
We are seeking a junior or mid-career investigator with innovative basic or translational cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches to the understanding and treatment of primary and/or metastatic brain tumors. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, tumor immunology, pediatric/youth cancers, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, cancer initiating cells, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.
Interested individuals can apply for the position at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/110855.
Basic Science Investigator in Pediatric Cancer
The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah (U of U) School of Medicine, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), have several immediate openings for a Basic Science Investigator in Pediatric Cancer. Selected candidates will have a tenure track appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, with a concurrent appointment as a lab investigator at HCI. The Department of Pediatrics, HCI and Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) have collaborated to make a significant investment and strategic commitment to exploring Pediatric Cancer Areas of Excellence, with the goal of fostering a sustainable culture of discovery. In support of this collaboration, pediatric oncology research has been allotted significant space in the newly built Primary Children’s and Families’ Research Center at HCI. Pediatric Areas of Excellence of highest interest include cell therapy, cancer genetics, epigenetics, tumor modeling, and experimental therapeutics. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Although the focus of this position is basic laboratory investigation, M.D. and D.O candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary pediatric oncology clinic and/or management of the care of patients in the inpatient unit.
Qualified candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D., M.D. or D.O. degree, and must have focused training in basic and/or translational science directly related to pediatric cancer. Qualified candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a track record of innovative research and peer-reviewed publications of impact in the areas of cell therapy, cancer genetics, epigenetics, tumor modeling, and/or experimental therapeutics. Qualified candidates who additionally have an extensive track record, and an established history of extramural funding will be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates who desire to participate in patient care, must also be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology Oncology.
A cover letter containing a description of professional experience and the names and contact information of three professional references; a curriculum vitae; a three-page research plan; and a description (up to 1 page) of contributions and plans related to equity, diversity and inclusion - must be submitted at the time of application.
Interested individuals can apply for the position at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/123314.
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Cancer Control and Population Sciences
The University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position in cancer control and population sciences. We seek outstanding, collaborative scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cancer prevention (including behavioral interventions), cancer epidemiology (including expertise in geographic and neighborhood contextual factors, molecular, clinical, or genetic epidemiology), cancer survivorship and health outcomes, exercise and cancer, risk communication, implementation science, rural health, and health disparities. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science, working collaboratively with clinicians and experts across a spectrum of fields. We seek candidates who share our commitment to health equity, and who will work to ensure diversity and inclusion in their research team. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Utah offers highly competitive salary and start-up packages and exceptional benefits. 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. Applications will be reviewed in an ongoing basis and start date is flexible. Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Doherty, at email@example.com.