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University of Utah Pediatric Clinical Immunologist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Clinical Immunologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00857 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY2023


The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine, has an immediate opening for a board-certified/eligible Pediatric Immunologist who will join the Pediatric Immunology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapy Program. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ). The pediatric clinical immunologist will provide clinical consultation, as well as ongoing care for a large and growing immunology program and will also participate in clinical and/or basic research in inborn errors of immunity. The pediatric immunologist will also function as our Immunology liaison to the Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium ( PIDTC ) and will provide primary management of the Utah and surrounding state newborn screening programs for severe combined immunodeficiency ( SCID ). Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital’s main campus and our companion campus in Lehi, Utah.

The pediatric immunologist will have the opportunity to implement early phase and investigator initiated clinical trials, and to collaborate with established immunology and cell therapy programs. Active areas of research in the program include novel immune and cellular therapies, gene therapy, studies of rare immunodeficiencies, and alternative and reduced toxicity stem cell transplants. Applicants with active basic science research programs will be provided appropriate lab facilities and start-up. There is also opportunity to be involved in the Immunity, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases Initiative, which seeks to foster collaborations between basic and clinical investigators. The University of Utah has a strong program in genetics and bioinformatics with a focus in gene discovery and long history of successful collaborations between clinical and basic investigators. In addition to clinical service and research activities, there is both opportunity and expectation for academic work, including education, administration, and advocacy.

The Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapy Program is growing, and is currently comprised of more than 25 pediatric oncologists, including 4 pediatric BMT attendings, and 3 PhD investigators. The associated Service-Line includes colleagues and investigators in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and Radiation Oncology, along with additional services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ). The division houses the only pediatric BMT service in the Intermountain West, performing over 50 transplants annually, and has an active CAR T cell program.

All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in the children’s hospital. The Department of Pediatrics has a wealth of clinical expertise needed to collaborate in the management of organ-specific manifestations of immune dysregulation. Faculty have a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, solid organ transplantation, HLH , autoimmune neurologic diseases, immune-mediated and infectious lung disease, systemic rheumatic diseases and infections in immune-compromised host, among others.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Allergy/Immunology. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at . Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Michael Pulsipher, M.D., at .

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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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.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/27/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02983F

Type Faculty