Academics & Research

Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative

Available Faculty Positions

The following 3i Initiative faculty positions are available from our affiliated departments. If you are interested in Postdoctoral Fellowships, please see our Available Postdoctoral Positions page.


Infectious Diseases Clinicians/Rank DOQ

The Infectious Disease Division at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting for Clinical Track faculty positions, RankDOE. We are looking for both full time and part time faculty. The successful candidate must hold an M.D. with board certification in Internal Medicine and be BC/BE in Infectious Diseases and possessing or being eligible for a Utah medical license. This position will primarily involve attending on the General Infectious Diseases inpatient consultation services with opportunities for teaching and research. Experience and interest in antibiotic stewardship is also desirable.

Unique resources available at the University of Utah School Of Medicine include theARUPlaboratories, a national clinical reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. The position will include service in the outpatient ID Fellow clinics. The level of appointment will be based on the applicant’s prior experience and qualifications. Experience in managing transplant-associated infections is particularly desired.

Candidates should apply online by submitting a detailed letter of interest and CV here: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/91051

All faculty participate in the educational mission by taking part in the seminars, didactic lectures and clinical conferences. The Division currently has flourishing programs in the areas ofHIVcare, including a large Ryan White program; travel medicine and global health; andNIH/NCIfunded research in virology.

Inquiries may be sent to

Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, Infectious Diseases Division Chief

c/o Teddy Bryant: Teddy.Bryant@hsc.utah.edu Candidate reviews will begin upon receipt and continue until a successful candidate is identified and/or the search is closed.

We are committed to fostering a stimulating and collegial work place and provide competitive compensation packages. As the largest metropolitan area in the Intermountain Region, Salt Lake City offers cultural diversity, a variety of outdoor activities, low-cost living expense and possesses a rich and diverse array of cultural opportunities including theater, a major symphony orchestra, opera, chamber music, ballet, and professional sports teams. For more information on living in Utah, please visit http://healthsciences.utah.edu/living-in-utah.php.

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.

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Assistant Professor - Chemical Biology (Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry)

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah invite applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of chemical biology, included but not limited to bioorganic chemistry, drug discovery, phenotypic screening, protein design/engineering, natural product-inspired drug design, computational chemistry, proteomics/high-throughput mass spectrometry, and synthetic biology. Candidates at more senior levels may also be considered.

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Faculty Rank & Track DOQ - Hematology, Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy

The University of Utah has made a strategic decision to expand its programs in Hematology, Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy. Our vision is to establish a highly translational and integrated Center of Excellence in Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies that spans the continuum from clinical care to discovery science.

To realize this vision the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine and Huntsman Cancer Institute seek to add junior, mid-career and senior faculty with a strong research portfolio in one or more of the following areas:

1.Myeloid malignancies, ideally with a focus on stem cell biology

2.Lymphoid malignancies

3.Cellular therapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplant biology.

4.Hematopoiesis, including megakaryocyte biology.

The ideal candidates are physician-scientists or translationally-minded PhD scientists with active laboratory programs (including genetics) and a track record of scientific accomplishment and extramural funding. All M.D. candidates must beABIMboard certified, Board Eligible or Board Certified in Hematology. Recruitments will be supported by competitive start-up packages. Senior and mid-career recruits will have the opportunity to co-recruit junior faculty.

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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Cryo-EM

The Center for Cell and Genome Science in collaboration with the Department of Biology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at higher rank will also be considered. We are seeking applicants that study cell biological problems using cryo-electron microscopy or cutting-edge imaging methods. In addition to developing a vigorous independent research program, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Cell Center encourages collaborative and interdisciplinary research and provides exceptional support through its core facilities that among other instruments includes a Titan Krios.

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Assistant Professor - Biochemistry 

As part of a major expansion, the University of Utah Department of Biochemistry is searching for multiple talented new investigators as Assistant Professors in the tenure-track. Candidates at more senior levels may also be considered. Our overall goal is to achieve transformative excellence in the molecular life sciences by recruiting innovative colleagues to our collaborative community. This position will be for someone with a research program that combines experimental and computational approaches for Protein Design. Opportunities exist for considerable synergy with institutional initiatives in: Biophysics, Chemical Biology, cryo-EM, Cancer, Inflammation/Infection/Immunity, Metabolism, Neuroscience, and Translational Research. The starting date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting from November 1. Positions will remain open until filled.

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Faculty Member

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah is recruiting for a faculty member with interest and experience in Antibiotic Stewardship and Hospital Epidemiology. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment and work in a children’s hospital ranked as one of the best in the US. Responsibilities will include clinical consultation on the inpatient service and in the Infectious Diseases Clinic and a major role in antimicrobial stewardship, as well as developing an independent research career. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, a 290-bed children’s hospital ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and in the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care Systems. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including investigation, education, administration/service, as well as advocacy.

The Division has a well-established Antibiotic Stewardship Program and is expanding the scope to include Pediatric beds in a large affiliated system. The successful candidate would have a major role in developing this novel tele-stewardship program. There is also the opportunity to become the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist. As of July 2019, the Division will include 8 full-time faculty members on the main campus and one at an affiliated hospital, as well as an active fellowship program. Research in the Division currently focuses on infectious disease epidemiology including respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, health services research and value-based care, the development and impact of diagnostic tests including metagenomics and deep sequencing, and improving the care of children with cancer and transplants. We have active collaborations with outstanding researchers in antimicrobial stewardship at University Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Assistant/Associate/Professor - Biophysics Cluster

Biophysics Cluster, University of Utah. The proposed position is part of a cluster that comprises multiple tenure-track faculty positions, and is designed to establish excellence in emerging interdisciplinary fields; departmental appointments may be in Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics. A major goal is to strengthen both applied biophysics, as well as the field of molecular modeling of biophysical processes. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous, competitive and well-funded research program and will be evaluated on how their research potentially contributes to the long-term goal of excellence in interdisciplinary bridge areas. Applications by investigators, both experimentalists and theorists/modelers, interested in investigating biomacromolecular interactions are particularly encouraged. Faculty hired are expected to participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses related to this initiative. While the openings are at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates will be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2018.

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Tumor Immunology/Rank DOQ

 The Division of Microbiology and Immunology, of the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, in partnership with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in tumor immunology. Successful applicants will be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the candidate’s background. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to establish an externally funded research program employing animal models and/or human systems that advance knowledge in the areas of adaptive and/or innate anti-tumor immunity, tumor-induced immune suppression, microbiota or other aspects of tumor immunology that have the potential to facilitate cancer immunotherapies. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that fosters tumor immunotherapy activities in the Dept. of Pathology and atHCI. Ideal candidates will hold a MD, PhD, MD|PhD orDVMdegree and have a prior record of successful research that supports the establishment of an independent research program that complements ongoing research at the institution.

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Pediatric Oncologist-BMT

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work in Primary Children’s Hospital with a childhood cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 30 in the nation. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is currently recruiting for a Pediatric Oncologist. The Pediatric Oncologist will join the Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program and will provide care to pediatric bone marrow transplant ( BMT ) patients starting with initial consultation, preparation for and performance of the transplant process, and post-transplant care, including long term follow-up. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ). Active clinical programs include cellular and immune therapies and transplantation for hematologic malignancies, selected solid tumors, non-malignant disorders including bone marrow failure syndromes, immunodeficiencies, metabolic disorders and hemoglobinopathies. Active areas of research in the program include novel immune and cellular therapies, graft versus host disease, immunodeficiencies, and alternative stem cell transplants. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work with opportunities in education, investigation, administration as well as advocacy.

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Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

The Department of Pediatrics in partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) at the University of Utah has initiated a nationwide search for an accomplished academician recognized in the field of pediatric hematology oncology to serve as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the University of Utah (U of U) and Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ) Cancer Center, and as the Director of the Childhood Cancer Research Program at HCI . This is an unparalleled opportunity to harness the resources of a leading children’s hospitals and the extraordinary research opportunities at the HCI to shape the future of cancer care for children and young adults.

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Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a critical role in the major initiatives of the Health Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. It is one of the most recognized departments of its type in the nation. Areas of research in the department include, among others, therapeutics design and targeting, polymeric drug delivery, nanomedicine, diagnostics, and gene therapy. The department has access to state-of-the-art research facilities on campus, including the recently opened Skaggs Research Institute. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in several internationally recognized institutes including the Huntsman Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, the Nano Institute and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. The department, college and university are highly supportive of entrepreneurial activities of its students and faculty.

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Professor - Epidemiology (Dentristry)

The School of Dentistry seeks to recruit a scholar of international distinction in epidemiology and/or health services research for a position as a full Professor in the tenure line. The appointee will design, lead and conduct studies focused on understanding (1) the effects of oral health on overall health, particularly in relation to chronic systemic disease and to aging; (2) patterns of oral health and disease in populations over time, and (3) the outcomes of oral care interventions per se.

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Assistant Professor - Protein Design

As part of a major expansion, the University of Utah Department of Biochemistry is searching for multiple talented new investigators as Assistant Professors in the tenure-track. Candidates at more senior levels may also be considered. Our overall goal is to achieve transformative excellence in the molecular life sciences by recruiting innovative colleagues to our collaborative community. The focus of this particular search is Protein Design, especially at the computational/experimental interface. Opportunities exist for considerable synergy with institutional initiatives in Cancer, Chemical Biology, Inflammation/Infection/Immunity, Metabolism, Neuroscience, and Translational Research. The starting date is flexible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting from October 15. The position will remain open until filled.

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Analytical and Materials Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah invites applicants for two (2) faculty positions in the areas of Analytical and Materials Chemistry. The positions are open to be filled at all academic levels: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous, internationally visible, and well-funded research program. As well as exemplify effective teaching and mentorship to both undergraduate and graduate students.

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