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University of Utah Pediatric Hematologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Pediatric Hematologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00857 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY20


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work in Primary Children’s Hospital with a childhood cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 30 in the nation. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is currently recruiting for a Pediatric Hematologist. The Pediatric Hematologist will provide clinical patient care services to patients with cancer and blood disorders focusing on benign hematology, bleeding disorders and hemophilia. The provider will participate in a multidisciplinary Hemophilia treatment center and clinic and manage care of patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient unit. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Service Line outpatient and inpatient units. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration, as well as advocacy.

There are opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research projects and to implement clinical trials. Clinical, translational and basic laboratory research programs and opportunities are available in the Department of Pediatrics and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a NCI designated comprehensive cancer center connected to PCH . There are ongoing projects in value-based care, supportive oncology/palliative care, clinical trials, cancer genetics, discovery laboratory research, outcomes, late effects and AYA programs.

Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology with focused training in pediatric hematology, hemophilia and thrombophilia. 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.

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

The pediatric hematologist will collaborate with an outstanding group of pediatric hematologists/oncologists as well as pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatric BMT program, and the adult hematology programs, which include active clinical and basic research programs. In addition, interactions with social workers, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, advanced practitioners and basic scientists will be an important part of this role. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is made up of 15 pediatric hematologists/oncologists and 2 PhD investigators who focus in one of 4 areas – Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, or Pediatric Cancer Genetics. The program sees over 200 newly diagnosed children annually between the ages of 0 and 21 years of age. There are 10 oncologists and 2 hematologists with varying levels of clinical, research, and programmatic leadership responsibility with the areas of benign hematology, leukemia/lymphoma, neurooncology, blastomas, and sarcomas. The inpatient unit has 33 private patient rooms where all Hem/Onc patients are admitted. Inpatients are overseen by 3 Hem/Onc services – an inpatient attending/resident/fellow H/O service, a chemotherapy attending/advanced practitioner service, and a BMT service. All medical, pathology, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are represented in the children’s hospital.

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah 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 an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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 12/21/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02171F

Type Faculty

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