Research Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Scientist, Molecular & Translational Cancer Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Research Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Scientist, Molecular & Translational Cancer Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Posting Date: 05/07/2018

Job Information/Description:

Research Assistant Professor or Postdoctoral Scientist in

Molecular & Translational Cancer Epidemiology (Dr. Neli Ulrich’s Group)

We are seeking a motivated Research Assistant Professor or Postdoc who is interested in advancing his or her career in a vibrant and highly collaborative environment to join my interdisciplinary team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. I am Senior Director for Population Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and have research projects available in:

  • Cancer prognosis, molecular diagnostics, and survivorship of colorectal cancer

Our research includes transdisciplinary approaches to colorectal cancer prognosis, utilizing health behavior information as well as metabolomics, proteomics, epigenetics and other molecular diagnostics. The position will involve participation in international consortia, statistical analyses, leadership on multiple publications, project management, and active participation in grant applications. The HCI is growing substantially and offers also perspectives for tenured faculty positions.

We are looking for a Postdoc with the following profile:

  • A doctoral degree that qualifies you to work in molecular & translational epidemiology. For example a degree in
    epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, genetics, nutritional sciences, pharmacology or medicine.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and a solid publication record
  • Good knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Highly motivated, organized and intelligent
  • Excellent team player and someone who enjoys working with scientists of diverse backgrounds
  • Background in colorectal cancer preferred
  • For Research Assistant Professor: 2 years of postdoctoral experience.

The University/Huntsman Cancer Institute is home to exceptional genetic epidemiologic resources, including the Utah Population Database, with >9 million records, including extensive Utah genealogy records linked to the Utah SEER Cancer Registry, as well as health records from the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, links to statewide cancer and other statewide health record database resources. The University’s excellent biostatistics and research design, genomics resources, and biospecimen repository, as well as a strong research informatics core, enable outstanding research in genetic and molecular epidemiology. Our Cancer Hospital provides superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology. HCI is a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center which supports a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment. We are currently doubling our research space and greatly grow faculty in population sciences research.

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The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC 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 the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:



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