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

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Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Professor



Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin TBD Based on Candidate


The Division of Biostatistics in the newly established Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a faculty position to support cancer research within the University’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. The successful applicant will serve as a co-director of the Institutes Cancer Biostatistics Core. Expertise in analysis data from metabolomics or proteomics studies, including pathway-based analyses, is desirable. The position will offer collaborations with cancer researchers in laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. Opportunities for independent scholarship in methodological research as well as teaching at the graduate, post-doctoral and faculty level are offered through the Department. We are seeking candidates who possess the research and communications skills to assume leadership roles in multi- disciplinary research teams within the institution and in national and international research networks.

The Department of Population Health Science will be an academic home for faculty conducting methodologically oriented research in disciplines related to population health. Research activities encompass discovery of new knowledge about determinants of health and disease. Faculty will capitalize on Utah’s world-class data resources and expertise in data processing and analysis. In addition to biostatistics, excellent opportunities are available for collaborative research in human genetics, genomics, epidemiological studies, systems biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics


A Ph.D. in biostatistics or a related discipline is required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative research. Post-doctoral training and/or experience is desired.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link:

For questions regarding this position, please email: or call: (801)587-2100.

Cover Letter may be addressed to: Ken Boucher, PhD, 3161 Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112-5550

Job Start Range: August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah is a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout University of Utah Health. We serve as the Statistical Core within the Population Health Research Foundation of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah and provides a rich environment for methodological and applied biomedical research across the university. Focus areas of the Department of Population Health Sciences include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, analysis of biomarkers, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, health economics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and qualitative research.

The University Utah is the state’s largest institution of higher education featuring an innovative research community which is number one in the nation at creating startup companies based on student and faculty research. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments. The University is nestled in the Wasatch mountains overlooking Salt Lake City with breathtaking views and hiking trails directly adjoining our offices. Salt Lake City is famous for its wide range of outdoor activities including skiing (with 7 world class ski resorts and home of the 2002 Winter Olympics), hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang gliding all within one hour. Eight national parks, over a dozen national monuments and recreation areas, and numerous national forests are within a half-day’s drive. At the same time, the Salt Lake City/Ogden metropolitan area is the state capital with 1.7 million people, and a major cultural hub of the intermountain west with year round urban activities. The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.

The University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute is home to exceptional genetic epidemiologic resources, including the Utah Population Database, with >9 million records, including extensive Utah genealogy records linked to the UtahSEERCancer Registry, as well as health records from the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, links to statewide cancer and other statewide health record database resources. The University’s excellent biostatistics and research design, genomics resources, and biospecimen repository, as well as a strong research informatics core, enable outstanding research in genetic and molecular epidemiology. HCI’s cancer hospital and the state-wide collaboration with Intermountain Health Care provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology. .HCIis a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means it meets the highest standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors.HCIis also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers.

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.

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.

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”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 07/01/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01757F

Type Faculty

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