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Faculty Positions in Cancer Research 

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

HCI/Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is seeking to recruit Junior Faculty with an interest in lymphoma. We are looking for a physician or physician-scientist with a dedication to clinical or clinical-translational research in an academic environment, a commitment to excellence and the desire to grow in a collegial team. The position will have a significant clinical service component, but otherwise will be tailored to the candidate’s specific career development plans.

Our Lymphoma Program serves as a tertiary referral center for lymphoma patients in the Intermountain Region of the US. The Program has a strong focus on genetic, clinical and translational research, including the development of innovative approaches such as targeted and immunotherapies.

The University of Utah and the HCI, the only NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Intermountain West, provide an outstanding environment for clinical, translational and basic research. State of the art resources are available on site from world class transgenic and cellular therapy facilities, genome-wide scanning technologies, drug development platforms, pharmacology and toxicology. The scientific environment in the Division and the wider University is vibrant and extremely collaborative.

The successful candidate will hold M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees and will be board-certified or board eligible in Hematology and/or Oncology, and eligible for a Utah Medical License. Prior experience and training will ideally reflect a strong clinical and/or research interest in lymphoma, clinical excellence and a career in an academic environment. . We are committed to fostering a stimulating and collegial work place and providing strong mentorship. Startup and compensation packages are competitive. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, increasingly diverse and family friendly city, nestled against the mountains of the Wasatch Front, which provide world class skiing, hiking, biking and other alpine activities.

Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to:

Martha Glenn MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Martha.Glenn@hci.utah.edu

Michael Deininger MD,PhD
Chief, Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Michael.Deininger@hci.utah.edu

Please apply online at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/58893

Recruitment is ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified.

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/Division of Medical Oncology

Division Chief

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah is seeking applications for the position of Chief, Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah.

The Division of Oncology is one of 12 divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine. The 21 faculty, 11 adjunct faculty and 29 advanced practice clinicians cover the entire spectrum of medical oncology and are dedicated to high quality, value-driven patient care, education, and innovation & discovery through basic, clinical, population and health services research. The Division of Oncology is the only academic medical oncology program in the Intermountain West and aligned with the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center serving a large geographic area. HCI has recently undergone a major expansion of its research space, an architectural transformation of the School of Medicine campus is underway and new clinical facilities are under construction. The Department of Internal Medicine and HCI are undergoing major expansions of their clinical and research operations and are committed to supporting the growth of the Oncology Division through recruitment of new clinical, translational and laboratory-based faculty. The Division is highly committed to educating the next generation of medical oncologists as expert clinicians and outstanding academicians. A combined hematology/oncology fellowship program accepts four incoming fellows per annum who undergo rigorous clinical and research training.

The Chief will be accountable to fulfill the education, research, clinical, and administrative service missions and values of the Department of Internal Medicine. She/he will develop the strategic vision for the Division that is aligned with the Department and HCI. Competitive candidates will have a track record of accomplishment as an academic medical oncologist, as evidenced by original contributions to the field, national or international visibility, and a history of peer-reviewed funding. Strong leadership abilities are required, including the following:

  • Ability to act on the core principles of respect, transparency, accountability and integrity;
  • Ability to motivate faculty through inspiration and leading by example;
  • Effective communication and listening skills:
  • Dedication to fostering the growth of others and experience in mentoring faculty;
  • Commitment to excellence in all academic domains, including the clinical, research and educational missions;
  • Ability to navigate complex multidisciplinary environments, build trust with multiple stakeholders, and nurture a culture of collaboration;
  • Commitment to value, quality, and efficiency;
  • Ability to recruit excellent clinical and research faculty.

The Chief will work closely with the Chair of Internal Medicine to promote a collaborative environment that enhances clinical growth and academic development, and advances research consistent with Department and Institutional missions. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader who promotes institutional stewardship throughout the University of Utah Health Care system.

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 Department of Internal Medicine has seen double-digit clinical growth for several years and was ranked 31 in NIH funding in 2016. The University of Utah offers excellent graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI and the Department of Internal Medicine, visit www.huntsmancancer.org and http://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine.

Candidates must qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level on the Tenure Track at the University of Utah, must be board certified in Medical Oncology, and must be eligible for a renewable medical license in the State of Utah.  Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities, mentoring experience), 3 references, and a 2-3 page research plan. Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled or closed.

Applicants must apply at:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/73284
For additional information, please contact:
Dori Knight
Email: dori.knight@hsc.utah.edu 

The University of Utah Health (U of U 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 our mission.

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 groups, 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.

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 and 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 the U of U Health

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.

For more information on careers at the University of Utah, please visit the University of Utah Employment page.