Assistant Professor University of Utah Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

U of U Pharmacology and Toxicology with Huntsman Cancer Institute seek innovative Tenure Track Assistant Professor for potential molecular pharmacology, systems biology, cancer therapeutic research. 

University of Utah Pharmacology and Toxicology Tenure Track Assistant Professor 

Cancer Therapeutics – Molecular Pharmacology and Systems Biology

   The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Skaggs Pharmacy Institute, in partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor.

    We are searching for talented investigators with the potential to develop outstanding research programs in the general areas of molecular pharmacology or systems biology.

   Other research areas of interest include development of precision medicine approaches or cancer therapeutic discovery programs.

   It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work closely with translational cancer researchers and have dual appointments in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and in the Division of Medical Oncology.

   The position is part of the Utah Science, Technology, and Research Initiative (USTAR), which was funded by the Utah Legislature to attract focused teams of outstanding researchers who have the potential to build major fundamental research programs that will lead to the commercialization of new technologies and/or build new industries for Utah.

   The USTAR Cancer Therapeutics Cluster will address key gaps in advancing oncotherapeutics through the combination of University of Utah Health Science’s current expertise in cancer clinical care, cancer genetics and genomics, computationally directed drug development, medicinal chemistry, and early phase clinical trials in oncotherapeutics. Information about the USTAR initiative and past hires can be found at

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect.  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 University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

   The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

   The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:


Application Requirements:

1.   Candidates should submit a cover letter

2.   A complete curriculum vitae

3.   A statement of research plans.

4.   The names of at least three references should be included in the submitted documents.

   To apply online, please visit the following link:

Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Lou Barrows, Chair of the Search Committee at

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