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Current Search Efforts

 Current Search Efforts:

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

HCI/Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine

A tenure-track M.D. gastroenterologist clinician-investigator at the rank of Associate, or full Professor is being recruited jointly by the Division of Gastroenterology and the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Clinical and research expertise in the inheritance and genetics of colorectal cancer is sought. The candidate will direct an established colon cancer research team in clinical and/or laboratory investigation in parallel with the candidate's particular expertise and interest. The person in this position will have the opportunity to take advantage of a large established high risk colon cancer registry and bio-specimen resource all of which are well annotated and electronically interconnected.

The selected candidate will be expected to establish a clinical as well as an independent, extramurally-funded research program within three years. This effort will include working across colon cancer related disciplines within the GI Division and the Huntsman Cancer Center to establish appropriate collaborations. The faculty member will also contribute to the educational mission of the institution through teaching and mentoring of appropriate undergraduate, graduate and junior faculty persons.

Additional available resources include a statewide SEER cancer registry, the Utah Population Data base (that combines Utah genealogies with the cancer registry other large data sets), electronic health records and access to patients and the University of Utah and affiliated Huntsman Cancer Hospital and Clinics. There are also a number of relevant shared resources serving both clinical and basic cancer investigation, as well as cancer genetic and cancer susceptibility investigation. At the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer center, there are substantial opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations in a highly collegial environment with potential for growth. The position will also offer competitive compensation arrangements commensurate with both experience and achievement.

Please apply online for this position here: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/27214
Please make all inquires to:
University of Utah Hospital
Attn: John Fang, M.D.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
30 N. 1900 E. SOM 4R118 - Salt Lake City, UT 84132


HCI/Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Division of Medical Oncology

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, medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine, 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.

Applicants from academia should have a record of sustained, peer-reviewed external funding; applicants with an industry background should have a documented record of successful therapeutic development. Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae detailing publications, funding history, and a summary of teaching experience. Review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5363
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550

Or, to apply online, please visit the following link:

HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah seeks a skilled and dynamic leader to serve as Senior Director of Population Sciences. Areas of current and developing research strength include: genetic epidemiology, familial cancer risk assessment and management through behavioral or medical interventions, cancer disparities affecting our catchment area including rural/frontier, Hispanic, and Native American populations, and health services/outcomes research. The HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences will report directly to the CEO/Director of HCI and will have a key role in strategic development of the Cancer Center. The successful candidate will be appointed to an endowed professorship and will have the opportunity to lead during a period of extensive strategic expansion of HCI’s cancer population science efforts, including contributing to the planning and design of a new 220,000 ft2 cancer research facility that will provide state-of-the art-research space for HCI investigators. The Senior Director of Population Sciences will lead the recruitment of multiple new faculty with innovative and high impact cancer research programs. This position requires exceptional leadership skills, the ability to attract national cancer research grants, demonstrated experience in development of multidisciplinary teams and successful mentoring of junior faculty. Experience working with community and patient advocacy groups is also desirable. The HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences will also be appointed as Chief of a new section/division of Cancer Population Sciences that will serve as a well-aligned academic home for faculty with research interests in this critical area.
Huntsman Cancer Institute is one of the nation's 68 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers and is the Official Cancer Center of the State of Utah. HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Home to the Utah Population Database, the largest genealogical database in the world that is dedicated to advancing biomedical research, HCI provides an exceptional opportunity for research innovation and leadership in cancer population sciences. The Utah Cancer Registry, a founding member of the NCI SEER program, provides a powerful resource to support cancer research studies. Via an affiliation with Intermountain Healthcare in which clinical records for 85% of the cancer patients in Utah are linked to genealogical, cancer registry, and demographic records, HCI investigators have unprecedented opportunities to advance knowledge in cancer genetics, risk assessment, early detection/prevention, and health outcomes. Tremendous institutional shared resources support research across the University of Utah Health Sciences, including an NIH-supported Center for Clinical & Translational Science which provides specialized support for clinical/translational/community research and faculty development. In addition to world-class research infrastructure, HCI has a strong clinical program with a 100-bed cancer specialty hospital, extensively characterized high risk populations, and actively engaged patients.
The successful candidate will have a PhD, DrPH, or MD, with appropriate post-doctoral training in an area of Cancer Population Sciences. MD candidates who wish to actively practice must be board certified and eligible to practice in the US and Utah. Candidates must have an established track record of scientific accomplishments with extramural peer-reviewed funding or senior experience in governmental or other agency focused on cancer population sciences. The successful candidate must have demonstrated administrative and leadership experience.
Review of applications begins January 2014, continuing until the position is filled or the search is closed. Interested candidates should submit a confidential letter describing their interest in the position and description of key experience, as well as a current curriculum vitae to:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5363
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550
Email: hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu

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/.