Tenure-Track Position, Metabolism

Salt Lake City, Utah
Based on experience
September 06 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Position in Metabolism 

The Departments of Biochemistry, Human Genetics, and Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah are recruiting several tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank. The successful candidates will have an outstanding record of research productivity on the metabolic underpinnings of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, infectious disease, or cancer. Applicants across the translational research spectrum will be considered including researchers using molecular, biochemical, genetic, physiological, or epidemiological approaches. 

The successful candidate will develop an independent, extramurally-funded research program and train and mentor graduate students. Some teaching, mainly at the graduate student level, will be expected. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting from October 1st, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

New recruits will maintain a primary appointment in one of the aforementioned academic departments while having membership in the institution’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC). The interdisciplinary DMRC strives to unify and enhance efforts of clinicians, researchers, and educators to catalyze innovative research relating to metabolic health throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. The center comprises more than 100 faculty across multiple schools, colleges, and departments and supports researchers through the recruitment of research-intensive faculty, distribution of pilot grants, organization of symposia and seminars, and management of training grants. The successful applicant will also access to outstanding research cores (e.g. metabolomics, genomics, bioinformatics, etc.) and the ability to leverage resources from strategic research initiatives in the areas of Neuroscience, Chemical Biology, Genomics, and Immunology/Inflammation/Infection Disease.

The University of Utah is a PAC-12 member institution and a Research I University. Salt Lake City is juxtaposed to the Wasatch Mountains, offering unparalleled opportunities for skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, camping, and rock climbing. Eight National Parks are within a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Contact person: Diana Mills, diana.mills@biochem.utah.edu

Please apply online at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/97487 and upload a cover letter, current CV, and Research Statement. Reference letters will be solicited after an initial screening process.

This position has no patient contact.

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.

EEO/Diversity Information: 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, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies 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. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

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