Tenure-track Faculty

University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 20, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Stem Cells, Cancer Research
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Full Time
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The Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate/full professor levels. We seek outstanding basic and early translational cancer researchers - especially in the areas of cancer cell biology, cell signaling, and hormone-driven cancers. Successful candidates will complement existing strengths in the Department in cancer cell biology, cell signaling, transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, cancer genetics, stem cell biology, tumor immunology, DNA repair, cancer modeling and cancer metabolism.  Our current investigators utilize a wide range of approaches, including genetically-engineered animal models of cancer, organoids and PDX models, biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics, genetics and genomics. HCI provides an outstanding environment, with state-of-the-art facilities, excellent shared resources, and NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation in a collegial supportive and collaborative Department culture.

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 impactful research. Applicants for senior positions should additionally have a proven record of independent funding, leadership and innovative research, and will provide mentorship/training to junior faculty and trainees.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references), a 3-page research plan, and a statement of past, present, and future commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (up to 1 page). Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture. Learn more about HCI’s commitments at huntsmancancer.org/edi.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 21, 2022 at the following link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/139304

For further information, please contact: 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.

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.


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