Tumor Immunology

Salt Lake City, Utah
August 29 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Tumor Immunology

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 at HCI. Ideal candidates will hold a MD, PhD, MD|PhD or DVM degree and have a prior record of successful research that supports the establishment of an independent research program that complements ongoing research at the institution.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a vibrant and progressive town that sits in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Salt Lake City offers a truly unique mix of city life, outdoor activities and a world-class biomedical research program that houses Howard Hughes Investigators, National Academy of Science members and a Nobel Laureate. The University of Utah is home to exceptional shared resources: including Cell Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Metabolomics, Research Histology, Preclinical Imaging, High-throughput Genomics and more (www.cores.utah.edu), which serve to enhance both discovery and translational science. Furthermore, the University of Utah is adjacent to the ARUP national reference laboratory, a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. The University of Utah also offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students.

HCI is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and 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. Moreover, HCI has recently completed a major expansion, including a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building. As the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, HCI provides ample opportunities for collaborative basic and translational tumor immunology studies.

Interested candidates should submit an application package electronically to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/97365, which should include a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, the names and addresses of three references and a two-page description of anticipated future research directions. Additional information is available at www.path.utah.edu/recruiting or by contacting Brian Evavold, brian.evavold@path.utah.edu.

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.

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, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy 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.