University of Utah Investigator, Rank & Track DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Investigator, Rank & Track DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The University of Utah Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition seeks an investigator to lead a research program. This individual should excel in laboratory and/or clinical/epidemiological research in the general area of gastroenterology or hepatology. Academic track (tenure-track or research), rank (Assistant, Associate, Full), salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with qualifications, needs

and career goals. An endowed chair is potentially available to accompany the appointment, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and academic accomplishments.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is a unit of the University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine, which has a long history in discovery and translational investigation. Utah is a notable environment for conducting research, serving as the only academic Health Sciences Center within a 500-mile radius. Utah is widely recognized for its strengths in cancer genetics, informatics and advances in health information technology. The Department of Internal Medicine faculty includes many investigators with creative, funded programs in basic, translational and clinical research. The School of Medicine research portfolio is an umbrella for initiatives in oncology, diabetes and metabolism, neurobiology, and immunology, inflammation, and infectious diseases. The Utah Genome Project is advancing the genetic basis of human diseases to a new level. Several prominent research institutes house thematic investigational programs on the medical center campus, including the internationally-known Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), aNCI-designated comprehensive cancer center which will double its research space in the Summer of 2017. The University andHCIare home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics; genomics/metabolomics/proteomics resources; and extensive biospecimen repository. The University Health Sciences Center provides access to state-of-the-art equipment and services exceptional Core Facilities (see that enhance both discovery and translational science. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. Intermountain Healthcare and the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System are two key teaching and research affiliates.

These are but a few of the facets of the vibrant University of Utah research environment.

Applicants mus have a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree and a demonstrated record of accomplishment as an independent investigator in clinical, translational or basic science. Areas of emphasis include but are not limited to, GI cancers, GI cancer genetics,IBD, and/or hepatology. Candidates who anticipate clinical activities must be eligible for licensure in Utah.

The position will entail engagement with individuals representing multiple disciplines, across a variety of operational and investigative roles. There will be abundant opportunities to collaborate with established researchers in other divisions and departments, including but not limited to the Molecular Medicine Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute ( Institute and Pathology/Immunology.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong track record in their areas of expertise, as evidenced by first or senior author scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, conference presentations, federal funding, and/or recognition in the national and international communities.

The successful candidate will be appointed at a faculty rank, line and salary appropriate to his/her qualifications. Candidate review begins immediately, continuing until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Please apply online at

Inquiries may be sent to:

John C. Fang, M.D. c/o Dori Knight (

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

30 North 1900 East, Room 4R118

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including 5 National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation.

Learn more at: in utah/index.php .

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of UtahHSCvalues 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.

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 strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/10/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01685F

Type Faculty