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Assistant or Associate Professor in Cancer & Pharmacology Research

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Dept. of Pharmacology
Aurora, Colorado (US)
Assistant Professor $125,000 to $140,000 and Associate Professor $140,000 to $160,000
Closing date
Nov 16, 2023

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applicants to fill tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the area of cancer biology. The Department is a collegial interdisciplinary scientific group, offering a highly collaborative environment to support development of the candidate's research program. We are interested in candidates working at the mechanistic and/or the systems level to study fundamental questions related to cancer development, progression, metastasis, and therapeutic interventions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: basic research with relevance to cancer; development and utilization of cutting edge technologies; use of pharmacological interventions as tools for understanding signaling and/or as potential therapeutics; the integration of computational approaches with bench science. Additional details about the position can be found here:

The Department of Pharmacology is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all individuals who would thrive in a collaborative and collegial scientific environment. Applicants should be enthusiastic about teaching and mentoring students from the 13 interdepartmental graduate training programs.

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and appropriate and sufficient post-doctoral experience to establish and/or maintain an independent research program competitively funded by extramural grant support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform cutting edge and impactful cancer-related research
  • Publish academic research articles in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate results at national/international conferences
  • Obtain and maintain funding to support the candidate’s research program
  • Mentor trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, summer interns) in academic research methodologies and career development
  • Teach in graduate training courses
  • Perform service-related activities in the department and institution, as well as nationally

The department and University offer outstanding resources to support new faculty, including competitive salary and start-up support, junior faculty mentoring and guidance, administrative support, well-supported core facilities, NCI-designated University of Colorado Cancer Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics, and a strong collegial research environment. 

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


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