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Current Search Efforts

 Current Search Efforts:

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For further information, please email HCI.recruitment@hci.utah.edu.


Two faculty positions – HCI/Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Division of Medical Oncology

1) Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, and the Department of Medicinal Chemistry of the Skaggs Pharmacy Institute, at the University of Utah, invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of assistant professor. We are searching for talented investigators with the potential to develop outstanding research programs in the area of medicinal chemistry directed toward cancer therapeutic discovery.  In addition to their academic interests, the successful candidate is expected to develop programs that will result in new commercial activities.

2) Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, and the Department of Medicinal Chemistry of the Skaggs Pharmacy Institute, at the University of Utah, invite applications for a senior tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of associate professor or professor level. The ideal candidate will have a nationally- and internationally-recognized program in the research area of medicinal chemistry directed toward cancer therapeutic discovery and development with a demonstrated engagement in commercial activities.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated cancer center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and a commitment to excellence in service, teaching, and research, including laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. Sunil Sharma, MD, FACP, serves as the Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and as Senior Director of Clinical Research and Director of the Center for Investigational Therapeutics at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

This position will be part of HCI’s Center for Investigational Therapeutics, which is a transdisciplinary program for development of novel cancer therapeutics. It is anticipated that the new hire will work closely with translational cancer researchers and have dual appointments in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Division of Medical Oncology. For more information, visit www.huntsmancancer.org, www.utahinternalmedicine.org, and www.pharmacy.utah.edu/medchem

The position is also part of the Utah Science, Technology, and Research Initiative (USTAR), which was funded by the Utah Legislature to attract focused teams of outstanding researchers who have the potential to build major fundamental research programs that will lead to the commercialization of new technologies and/or build new industries for Utah. Information about the USTAR initiative and past hires can be found at www.ustar.utah.edu.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and a statement of research plans. The names of at least three references should be included in the submitted documents. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed.

To apply, please visit the following links:

Assistant Professor position: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/33295

Associate or Professor position: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/25571


HCI/Department of Oncological Sciences

The Department of Oncological Sciences and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. We seek an outstanding cancer biologist with a program focused in genomics/genome sciences. The ideal candidate develops genome-wide assays and/or analysis approaches that utilize high-throughput sequencing to make novel biological discoveries. Areas of interest include gene regulation, epigenetics, RNA biology, cancer genetics, somatic mutation analysis, or the use of genomics in cancer diagnostics.  Requirements include a PhD or MD/PhD, experience analyzing genome-scale datasets, and a track record of scientific excellence. Departmental strengths include transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, human cancer genetics, stem cell biology, mouse and zebrafish models of cancer, cell signaling pathways, apoptosis, DNA repair, cell motility and cancer metabolism. HCI is an NCI-designated cancer center with state-of-the-art laboratories and shared resources, including core facilities for imaging, genomics, drug screening and in vivo testing, and population studies.  We offer a collegial and interactive research environment that fosters the development of junior faculty and robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 10, 2014 at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/35110


The University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidate who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to its mission.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

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.

For more information on careers at the University of Utah, please visit: http://www.employment.utah.edu/.