Brain Tumor Basic Science Faculty Position, Department of Neurosurgery and Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Cancer Institute
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: PRN02566F
The Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking an exceptional Basic Science/Early Translational candidate with a focused interest in brain tumors to join our Faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track). The selected individual will be an accomplished academic with a track record of significant research funding, and with a history of successful collaboration. Their scientific program will be housed within HCI, and will provide the opportunity to conduct collaborative work among the neuro-oncology community at HCI and the University of Utah, in concert with the clinician scientists within the large department of Neurosurgery. These combined entities offer a robust research environment, and the candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to national and international collaborative research and to initiate and help facilitate in interdisciplinary projects within our Center for Neurologic Cancers.
The Center for Neurologic Cancers is part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, which 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 is undergoing a major expansion which includes new research and clinical buildings.
We are seeking a junior or mid-career investigator with innovative basic or translational cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches to the understanding and treatment of primary and/or metastatic brain tumors. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, tumor immunology, pediatric/youth cancers, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, cancer initiating cells, and mechanisms of therapy resistance.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities (for senior candidates) and 3 references), and a 3 page research plan. Applications accepted continuously, with evaluation application review beginning immediately, until position is filled.
About University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Cancer Institute
Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means it meets the highest standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors. HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. The University of Utah and 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 of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offers ample opportunity for outdoor a...dventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.