Tenure Track Associate or Full Professor

Aurora Colorado. University of Colorado, Denver.Anschutz Medical Campus
March 20 2017
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Tenure Track Associate or Full Professor

The University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, in conjunction with The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus invite applications from distinguished investigators to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Cancer Pharmacology/Cancer Biology.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is an NCI-designated consortium comprehensive cancer center with over 200 members engaged in collaborative cancer research at its six member institutions: University of Colorado Denver; University of Colorado Boulder; Colorado State University; University of Colorado Hospital; Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the Denver Veterans Administration. The Center is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) and is ranked in the top 50 Cancer Centers in US News and World Report


The Department of Pharmacology is a research-focused basic science department with 20 tenured or tenure-eligible faculty. The department has two main focus areas: neuropharmacology with a focus on synaptic signaling/plasticity and cancer pharmacology with a focus on cancer genomics, mouse models and metastasis. The department’s scientific strengths are in signaling, structural biology, computational biology and cell biology.  (http://pharmacology.ucdenver.edu ).

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a recently constructed $4 billion state-of-the-art academic medical complex, including clinical, research, and teaching facilities that support the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and the Graduate School.

The applicant should have an active research program in cancer biology/pharmacology. The ideal candidate will have peer-reviewed cancer related grant funding (preferably NCI), and substantial publications in high impact professional journals. Preference will be given to applicants that lead a vibrant and productive independent research program that aligns with either of two strategic planning priorities of the Cancer Center: Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance and/or Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis.  We are interested in candidates using, approaches that include, but are not limited to, functional genomics in cancer cells, structural biology, general –omics technologies, computational modeling and animal modeling and in vivo tumor imaging and therapeutic response.

Applicants should also be enthusiastic about participating in graduate student and postdoctoral research training. In addition, a leadership position in the University of Colorado Cancer Center may be available based on the interest and program building experience of the candidate.

Required education: Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in a related field.

Please submit a CV, a statement of research interests and future directions, 2-3 appended publications, and contact information for 3-4 references. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Review of applications will commence on April 1st and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled.  

Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers 

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