Skip to Main Content

Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references), and a 3 page research plan. Review begins in the Fall of 2016 and continues until the positions are filled or the search is closed. Please send all materials to: Huntsman Cancer Institute Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550 Email: hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu

Announcement

Details

Open Date 09/21/2016
Requisition Number PRN12452B
Job Title Research Associate
Working Title Cancer Investigator Positions
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time?
Shift
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area
Department 01168 - HCI Labs-Translational Resrch
Location
City
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range TBD
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Yes
Job Summary

This is a courtesy posting only. To apply, please see “Special Instructions to Applicants”

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center 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 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.

HCI and the University 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 this data, HCI researchers have identified several major cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for melanoma, colon and breast cancer, and paraganglioma. HCI’s cancer hospital, its state-wide collaboration with Intermountain Health Care and participation in the ORIEN network of leading cancer centers, provide superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology, cancer biostatistics and research design, genomics/metabolomics/proteomics resources, and biospecimen repository. HCI and the University Health Sciences Center 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 has institutional strengths in transcriptional regulation, cell signaling, epigenetics, cancer genetics, stem cell biology, genetically-engineered mouse and zebrafish models of cancer, apoptosis, DNA repair, cell motility and cancer metabolism. HCI also offers state-of-the-art laboratories, including a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building which doubles its research space, opening in summer 2017. The University of Utah offers robust graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students. For more information about HCI, visit www.huntsmancancer.org.

HCI leadership has made a strategic commitment to develop disease-oriented research teams (DOTs) as a mechanism to enhance translational cancer. DOTs specialize in adult and pediatric cancer research in the following areas: Colon Cancer, Genitourinary and Hematologic Malignancies, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Melanoma, Neuro-Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Upper Aero Digestive Tract (with existing strengths in lung cancer) and Women’s Cancers. Candidates whose cancer research interests are aligned with the HCI DOTs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including 5 National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. Learn more at: http://healthsciences.utah.edu/living_in_utah/index.php.

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 values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

This is a courtesy posting only. To apply, please see “Special Instructions to Applicants”

Responsibilities

1. Basic Cancer Research:
We seek junior and senior investigators with innovative basic cancer biology programs that emphasize mechanistic approaches. Areas of interest include signal transduction, stem cells, gene regulation/transcription, chromatin/epigenetics, genome stability/DNA repair, cancer metabolism, cancer genetics, metastasis, epithelial cancers, tumor immunology, hematologic malignancies, pediatric/youth cancers, and mechanisms of therapy resistance. Successful applicants will align with and benefit from our cancer disease-oriented research teams (DOTs), which facilitate translation of basic science discoveries through collaborative team science approaches.

2. Translational Cancer Research:
This broad-based recruitment seeks outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: animal models, signal transduction, cancer genetics, target validation, drug discovery/validation, epigenetics & gene expression, DNA damage & repair, tumor immunology, cancer initiating cells, and clinical cancer research. Candidates whose scientific interests dovetail with the clinical strengths of the HCI DOTs are particularly encouraged to apply.

3. Cancer Control and Population Sciences:
We seek outstanding scientists in a number of areas including, but not limited to: cancer prevention (including behavioral interventions), cancer epidemiology, with emphasis on molecular/clinical epidemiology or genetic epidemiology, cancer survivorship, exercise and cancer, health outcomes, and risk communication. We are looking for collaborative and engaged colleagues who are interested in advancing their career through interdisciplinary team science.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for Assistant Professor are expected to hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), have received appropriate postdoctoral training and to have a track record of impact and research productivity.

Applicants for senior positions should additionally have a proven record of independent funding and innovative research.

HCI particularly encourages and welcomes applications from physician-scientists across the continuum of cancer research. Highly competitive recruitment packages are available with appointment and rank in an academic department at the University of Utah determined by the applicants’ qualifications.

Preferences
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references), and a 3 page research plan. Review begins in the Fall of 2016 and continues until the positions are filled or the search is closed.

Please send all materials to:
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Attn: Recruitment Office, Room 5160
2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5550
Email: hci.recruitment@hci.utah.edu

Additional Information


The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.


This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3