Faculty Positions in Cancer Research

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and impact as well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and service. HCI is undergoing a major expansion which includes a new research building, and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research.

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop disease-oriented research teams (DOTs) as a mechanism to enhance translational research. DOTs specialize in adult and pediatric cancer research in the following areas: Colon Cancer, Genitourinary and Hematologic Malignancies, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Melanoma, Neuro-Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Upper Aero Digestive Tract (with existing strengths in lung cancer) and Women’s Cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with the HCI DOTs are strongly encouraged to apply.

1.Basic Cancer Research:

We seek junior and senior investigators with innovative basic cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, epithelial cancers, tumor immunology, hematologic malignancies, pediatric/youth cancers, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.

2.Translational Cancer Research:

This broad-based recruitment seeks outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: animal models, signal transduction, cancer genetics, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, tumor immunology, cancer initiating cells, and clinical cancer research. Candidates whose scientific interests dovetail with the clinical strengths of the HCI DOTs are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building which doubles its research space, which opened summer 2017. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/ PhD students. For more information about HCI, visit www.huntsmancancer.org.

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. HCI particularly encourages and welcomes applications from physician-scientists across the continuum of cancer research. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in an academic department at the University of Utah determined by the applicants’ qualifications.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references), and a 3 page research plan. Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning November 10, 2017, until positions are filled or closed.

To apply online, please visit the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69239

Or, send to:
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550
Email: hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu

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

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