Faculty Position, Epidemiology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Faculty Position, Epidemiology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Posting Date: 11/14/2018

Job Information/Description:


The Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, Tenure Track. We are seeking genetic/molecular epidemiologists with a strong research program in cancer.


The Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine drives health care transformation and aims to be a hub for education, investigation and expertise in health services, cost, quality, outcomes and health delivery systems research. The department provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for population health scientists to pursue impact-driven research and to allow clinical professionals to provide better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.


Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), supporting and fostering a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. HCI has a strong history of academic achievement and impact as well as a commitment to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and service. HCI has undergone a major expansion which includes a new research building, and seeks outstanding candidates for faculty positions at all levels and at all ranks in basic, translational, and population sciences cancer research. We seek researchers with interests in cancer prevention, treatment, or survivorship or in basic mechanistic studies in the genetics, biochemistry or biology of cancer as outlined below.


The University and HCI are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. Using these data, researchers have identified several major cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma. Our integrated health system and our participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers, provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology, cancer biostatistics and research design and genomics/metabolomics/proteomics, including a comprehensive biospecimen repository. HCI and University of Utah Health provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see www.cores.utah.edu) that enhance both discovery and translational science.


HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop Disease Centers as a mechanism to enhance translational cancer research. Centers include Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Head & Neck Cancers, Hematologic Cancers, Melanoma, Neurologic Cancers, Sarcoma, Supportive Oncology and Survivorship, Lung Cancers, and Women’s Cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with these HCI Disease Centers, particularly prostate or hematologic cancers, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/82341


Cover letter may be addressed to: Dr. Jennifer Doherty, Search Committee Chair, Department of Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, The University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84108

For any questions related to this posting, please email phs@hsc.utah.edu or call 801-587-0742

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