Job Information

University of Utah Research Scientist / Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Research Scientist / Professor

Department 00265 - Cardiothoracic Division

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin Immediately


Professor – Research Scientist

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Surgery

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center is seeking applicants for Professor, (Tenure Track) in the Department of Surgery at the University of Utah. This position will augment the funded laboratories of faculty within the Division. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the biologic sciences and prior experience working in cardiovascular research, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular structural heart disease including hypertrophy, heart failure, and ischemia-reperfusion. Additional expertise in metabolomics and biologics would be welcomed. The successful applicant will be expected to lead a research effort in cardiovascular mechanisms and therapeutics. A prior strong publication record and active extramural funding in the cardiovascular field is necessary as well as prior work experience in an academic medical center. Applicants will be expected to work not only with the faculty of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, but also interface with a number of investigators in complementary fields including cardiovascular metabolomics, imaging, and genetic analysis. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to mentor undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows during the course of their work activities.

Interested applicants must apply online:

For additional information, contact:

Craig Selzman, MD, FACS

Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair

Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Utah

30 N 1900 E, SOM 3C 127

Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Ph: 801-587-9348 or 581-5311

Fax: 801-585-3936

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EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

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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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 07/19/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02692F

Type Faculty