Job Information

University of Utah Assistant, Associate or Professor DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank DOQ

Department 00222 - Oncological Sciences

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin FY2020


Huntsman Cancer Institute

An NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah

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 cancer biologists that will complement existing strengths in the Department in transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, epigenetics, cancer genetics, stem cell biology, genetically-engineered mouse and zebrafish models of cancer, apoptosis, DNA repair, cell motility and cancer metabolism. HCI provides an outstanding environment, with state-of-the-art facilities, excellent shared resources, and NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation in a collegial and collaborative Department culture. We encourage applications from candidates with research programs in the following areas:

1. Basic Cancer Cell Biology:

We seek investigators with innovative cancer cell biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches. We are interested in all areas of eukaryotic cell biology, including stem cell biology, signal transduction, metabolism, second messenger/lipid signaling, epithelial biology, and cell migration mechanisms. Applicants applying innovative biochemical and/or imaging techniques to solve cancer-related problems are particularly encouraged to apply.

2. Cancer Predisposition Genetics:

We seek outstanding scientists centered on an area of historic University of Utah strength, cancer predisposition genetics. We are interested in a broad area spanning from cancer susceptibility gene identification to basic mechanisms through which sequence variants elicit tumor initiation or progression, and especially studies that connect to strengths in Population Sciences (e.g. the Utah Population Database, UPDB ). We are also interested in studies aimed at better integration between germline genotypes, somatic cell mutations, and expression profiles or other genomics analyses towards tumor prevention, interception, or improved treatment. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science.

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 impact and research productivity. 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), and a 3-page research plan.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2019 at the following link:

Or, send to:

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Attn: Recruitment Office

2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550


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/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/26/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02319F

Type Faculty