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

Position/Rank Associate or Assistant Professor depending on qualifications

Department 00268 - Neurosurgery

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin


Brain Tumor Basic Science Faculty Position in the Department of Neurosurgery And Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking an exceptional Basic Science/Early Translational candidate with a focused interest in brain tumors to join our Faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track). The selected individual will be an accomplished academic with a track record of significant research funding, and with a history of successful collaboration. Their scientific program will be housed within HCI , and will provide the opportunity to conduct collaborative work among the neuro-oncology community at HCI and the University of Utah, in concert with the clinician scientists within the large department of Neurosurgery. These combined entities offer a robust research environment, and the candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to national and international collaborative research and to initiate and help facilitate in interdisciplinary projects within our Center for Neurologic Cancers.

The Center for Neurologic Cancers is part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, which 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 is undergoing a major expansion which includes new research and clinical buildings.

We are seeking a junior or mid-career investigator with innovative basic or translational cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches to the understanding and treatment of primary and/or metastatic brain tumors. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/ DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, tumor immunology, pediatric/youth cancers, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, cancer initiating cells, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.

HCI and the University Health Sciences Center provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see that enhance both discovery and translational science. HCI also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 225,000 sq. ft. research building which doubles its research space, and opened summer 2017. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI , visit

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 research impact and productivity. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should additionally have a proven record of independent funding and innovative research. HCI particularly encourages and welcomes applications from physician-scientists. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available, with appointment and rank in the department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah, and coupled appointment as an HCI Investigator.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities (for senior candidates) and 3 references), and a 3 page research plan. Applications accepted continuously, with evaluations beginning September 15, 2019. Deadline for submission is November 20, 2019.

To apply online, please visit 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/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 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

Open Date 09/13/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02320F

Type Faculty

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