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University of Utah Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Physician in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Physician / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00857 - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY2023


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a collegial academic environment at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital ( PCH ), with a childhood blood disorder and cancer program that U.S. News ranks among the top 20 in the nation. The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist who has focused training and/or experience in pediatric oncology, including neuro-oncology. This is an academic clinical position with day-to-day responsibilities in the operation of a busy clinical service. The pediatric neuro-oncologist will serve as an attending physician in the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program. As a member of the Neuro-Oncology team, this physician will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric neuro-oncologists, neuro-oncology practitioners and specialty nurses, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and pathologists managing children and young adults with brain tumors at PCH in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Service Line outpatient and inpatient units. Our pediatric neuro-oncology physicians provide care to pediatric brain tumor patients starting with initial consultation, planning and preparation of neurosurgical and radiation therapy treatments, including treatment using our local proton-beam facility, delivering chemotherapy and providing post-treatment care, including long term follow-up. Clinical activities will be carried out at PCH with service expanding in the next few years to the PCH Miller Campus in Lehi, Utah. Active areas of research in the program include a translational phase I program with active basic research moving from bench to bedside, and dedicated involvement with the PNOC and other key cooperative groups focused on pediatric brain tumor studies. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work with opportunities in education, investigation, and administration as well as advocacy.

The Service-Line includes multi-disciplinary colleagues and investigators in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and Radiation Oncology, along with additional services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) and within the Department of Pediatrics. The neuro-oncology physician will participate in clinical, basic, and translational research programs, and will have the opportunity to implement early phase and investigator initiated clinical trials, as well as collaborations with established radiation therapy, neurosurgery, immunotherapy and cell therapy programs.

PCH is ranked by US News in the top 20 childhood cancer programs and provides care to children with cancer across the five-state Intermountain West region. The Department of Pediatrics ranks within the top 15 Pediatric Departments in NIH funding and has a premier Research Enterprise providing infrastructure, faculty mentoring and grant writing support. The University of Utah has a robust biotechnology and venture commercialization program.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, and must have focused training and/or experience in pediatric oncology, including neuro-oncology. 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 04/12/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02973F

Type Faculty