Chair of Immunology and Genomic Medicine – Denver, CO

National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Chair of Immunology and Genomic Medicine – Denver, CO

Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine


National Jewish Health, located in the heart of Denver, Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, is seeking candidates for the position of Chair, Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine. 


Qualified candidates will have:

  • Proven leadership and administrative skills
  • Recognized achievement and national reputation within the field of Immunology
  • Demonstrated research and administrative experience and expertise
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Commitment to enhancing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • PhD, MD, DVM degree or equivalent
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado, if applicable
  • Must meet the requirements for appointment as Professor at National Jewish Health



  • Expand discovery science and translational research activities
  • Train the next generation of leaders in immunology and genomic medicine
  • Great work-life balance



National Jewish Health:

Located in the heart of Denver, Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and founded 124 years ago, NJH has been the center of research in immunology in the Denver area for many years and is internationally renowned for the treatment of respiratory, allergic, and immune diseases. NJH also has ranked as a top hospital for respiratory medicine in the country by US News and World Report every year for over 26 years. NJH is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.


Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine (DIGM):

The Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine (DIGM), Chaired by Dr. Philippa Marrack, offers a highly interactive, collegial and exciting research environment with world-renowned programs in innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, infectious disease, genomics, and bioinformatics. DIGM was founded in 2014 and consists of 20 primary faculty and 10 secondary faculty. Within DIGM, many faculty are closely affiliated with the Center for Genes Health Environment at NJH, and also obtain joint appointments at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU-AMC) including the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. Faculty are actively involved in various PhD programs at CU-AMC which provides access to top PhD students from across the country. Our assets include excellent core facilities in flow cytometry, microscopy (including live imaging), genomics, and lipidomics, as well as an outstanding animal facility and mouse genetics core facility. At NJH, unparalleled opportunities exist for collaboration with physician scientists whose interests lie in asthma, allergy, lung cancer, infectious disease, autoimmunity, and COPD, as well as other aspects of pulmonary medicine.  A program of human genetics and genomics, with associated human biobank, facilitates translational research.


Living in Denver:

Denver has it all:  thriving city center, distinctive neighborhoods, great schools, unsurpassed sporting opportunities, outstanding restaurants, great shopping, and premier arts and culture.  Denver has been voted one of the best places for singles, having and raising a family and relocation.  Our city benefits from a mild climate and a wealth of recreational activities, making it the perfect environment for energetic individuals.  Denver is a progressive city full of educational and cultural opportunities, making it the ideal home for enthusiastic minds.  With over 300 days of sunshine, there is always something to do.


Interested candidates should submit their CV to:

Gregory Downey MD FRCPC

Executive Vice President and Provost

National Jewish Health 303-398-1436


Salary Range:  $300,000 - $365,000 with bonus potential


A cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution. National Jewish Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our commitment is to provide equal employment opportunities for all job applicants in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicant law in a tobacco and fragrance free environment.




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