University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR
THORACIC ONCOLOGY RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Position #747192 – Requisition 13891
The CU SOM Dean’s Office recently established the Thoracic Oncology Research Initiative to maintain the University of Colorado’s long history of excellence in translational lung cancer research. TORI is focused on recruiting faculty to interact with clinical and other basic and translational researchers in lung cancer, including investigators in the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Lung Cancer. The SPORE offers unique access to tumor, blood and other specimens for research. TORI and University of Colorado Cancer Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) invites applications for tenure-eligible faculty positions at all levels. Preferred candidates will have well-developed research programswith a focus on basic and translational lung cancer research. Other requirements include a PhD, MD, or equivalent in the biomedical sciences and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
Faculty applicants at the senior level (Associate or Full Professor) should have a track record of research funding. Appointees will be expected to establish and maintain strong extramurally funded research programs and participate in teaching of graduate and medical students. The research-intensive TORI is housed at the Anschutz Medical Campus in the greater Denver area. Faculty appointees will receive excellent start-up support and will work in a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, animal facilities including flow cytometry, mass cytometry, genomics, proteomics, imaging, and BSL3.
NATURE OF WORK
This is a tenure-eligible faculty position within Thoracic Oncology Research Initiative (TORI) in the University of Colorado Cancer Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The primary appointment will be at any level in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology (subject to change depending on research interests and/or clinical training if applicable).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary duties include development of a strong, externally funded research program that addresses the broad areas of early detection, prevention and/or treatment of lung cancer. Faculty will also teach medical and graduate students. Candidates should have primary research interests and experience in cancer research and/or cancer immunotherapy research.
The duties of the individual holding this position will be threefold. First and foremost, the individual is expected to develop a productive and cutting edge, externally funded research program. This responsibility will include keeping abreast of current literature, formulating long- and short-term research goals, designing and performing appropriate experiments to achieve these goals, evaluating laboratory data and protocols, preparing and submitting manuscripts based on research conducted within the lab, and preparing and submitting grant applications to appropriate federal or private agencies to secure funding for the research program. It is important that individual to interact effectively with other members of the scientific and clinical research communities and establish fruitful research collaborations. The individual is expected to present research in all appropriate venues to increase the awareness of research being preformed in the lab, and to facilitate collaborative interactions. Second, the individual will carry out teaching responsibilities for medical and graduate students assigned by the department chair and performed under the supervision of designated directors for individual courses. Third, as a secondary but still important responsibility, the individual is expected to participate in service activities within the department, the university and the broader scientific community that contribute to the accomplishment of department and university missions, and that promote the success and welfare of the broader scientific and medical community.
Some flexibility in working schedule may be necessary for this position, but no ‘on-call’ or shift work is required.
The individual holding this position will report directly to the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Initiative (TORI) and the Division Head of Medical Oncology (or primary Department).
The person holding this position will develop and direct an independent, externally funded research program related to the development and/or investigation of the molecular and/or cellular mechanisms the detection, development or treatment of lung cancer. This individual will be responsible for the daily management, supervision, training and evaluation of personnel (such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professional research assistants) whose positions are funded by research grants on which s/he is the principal investigator.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until appointments are made or the search is terminated. The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. For more information, contact the Director of TORI, Dr. Robert C. Doebele, email@example.com
This position requires a PhD and/or MD degree or comparable doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences with at least two years of post-doctoral experience within the field of lung cancer research and/or cancer immunology research. Experience in cancer research, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or a closely related field is essential.
Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience investigating translational human lung cancer. The applicant must be highly motivated, have good interpersonal skills, and have experience in supervising or training of research personnel.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.
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The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
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