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University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Assistant Professor

Department 01608 - POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin TBD

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The Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, Tenure Track. We are seeking genetic/molecular epidemiologists with a strong research program in cancer.

The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and to allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) at the University of Utah is an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network ( NCCN ), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and impact as well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and service. HCI has undergone a major expansion which includes a new research building, and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research. We seek researchers with interests in cancer prevention, treatment, or survivorship or in basic mechanistic studies in the genetics, biochemistry or biology of cancer as outlined below.

The University and HCI are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Using these data, researchers have identified several major cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma. Our integrated health system and our participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers, provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology, cancer biostatistics and research design and genomics/metabolomics/proteomics,including a comprephensive biospecimen repository.

HCI and University of Utah Health provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu) that enhance both discovery and translational science.

The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences offers an innovative graduate program for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about the Department of Population Health Sciences, please visit: http://medicine.utah.edu/population-health-sciences/

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop Disease Centers as a mechanism to enhance translational cancer research. Centers include Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Head & Neck Cancers, Hematologic Cancers, Melanoma, Neurologic Cancers, Sarcoma, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, Lung Cancers, and Women’s Cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these HCI Disease Centers, particularly prostate or hematologic cancers, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including five 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: http://healthsciences.utah.edu/living_in_utah/index.php.

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/82341

Cover letter may be addressed to: Dr. Jennifer Doherty, Search Committee Chair, Department of Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

For any questions related to this posting, please email phs@hsc.utah.edu or call 801-587-0742

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/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.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if 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 from URS are 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

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/82341

Cover letter may be addressed to: Dr. Jennifer Doherty, Search Committee Chair, Department of Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

For any questions related to this posting, please email phs@hsc.utah.edu or call 801-587-0742

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.

Open Date 09/17/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02105F

Type Faculty

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