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Open Positions

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.

For additional information about the position, please contact Michael Pulsipher M.D. at michael.pulsipher@hci.utah.edu.

Tenure Track Faculty Position (Assistant or Associate Professor-level)

The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS), and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, invite applications for a Tenure Track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor-level. We are seeking candidates who will collaborate with cancer researchers, support and develop grant proposals, teach in the Biostatistics PhD program, advise graduate students, and perform independent/collaborative methodological research. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess the research skills and experience required to successfully assume or grow into leadership roles in multi-disciplinary research teams within the institution and in national/international research networks. The candidate should have substantive interest and experience in cancer research as well as one or more of the following areas: omics, microbiome, social/behavioral sciences, or outcomes research. A significant emphasis of this faculty position will be collaborations with cancer researchers in laboratory, clinical, and population sciences, as well as independent scholarship focused on development of cancer-related biostatistical methods. We seek a candidate who shares our commitment to health equity, and who will work to ensure diversity and inclusion in their research team. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DPhil, or equivalent) prior to starting the position, and have demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative cancer-related research.

Candidates should submit (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership roles and 3 references); (3) 3-page research plan; (4) 1-page teaching statement; (5) exemplar articles (published or unpublished) that highlight expertise in biostatistics; and (6) 1-page statement of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) that addresses (a) how you have demonstrated commitment to EDI in academic or other settings? and (b) how you see yourself contributing to the advancement of EDI within our department?

Applications will be accepted and evaluated continuously until the position is filled or closed; start date is flexible. Cover Letter may be addressed to: Ken Boucher, PhD and Ben Haaland, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112-5550

To apply online, please visit the following link:
https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/118980

Questions about the position can be directed to the search committee chairs, Ken Boucher (kenneth.boucher@hci.utah.edu) and Ben Haaland (benjamin.haaland@hci.utah.edu).

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 jen.doherty@hci.utah.edu.