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Asst Professor-GI

at University of Colorado Boulder

Posted: 1/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 15062

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Open Rank Faculty-Gastrointestinal Cancer Program


Universityof Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus



Position#00677875 - Requisition 15062

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

The Gastrointestinal(GI) Medical Oncology Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicineand the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) seeks candidates for aposition on the tenure track.


The successful applicantwill have experience in the field of gastrointestinal malignancies with a focuson new roles for innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation, and thedevelopment of novel targeted approaches for gastrointestinal cancers. Areas ofinterest include basic and/or translational topics for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.


The University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 studentsin metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly4,000 degrees each year,including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academicreputation, award-winningfaculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highlyrated degree programsthrough 13 schools and colleges. The University of ColoradoDenver | AnschutzMedical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the AnschutzMedical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industryand government. These campusescurrently have over $400 million in researchawards each year. Inaddition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offeredat our Anschutz MedicalCampus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programsare taught at our comprehensive campusin the heart of downtown Denver.Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtowncampus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District,affords our students,faculty and staffaccess to a broadarray of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.


Faculty applicants at the senior level (Associate or Full Professor) shouldhave a track recordof research funding.Appointees will be expected to establish and maintain strong extramurally funded researchprograms and participate in teaching of graduate and medical students.The research faculty positionis housed at the AnschutzMedical Campus in the greater Denver area. Facultyappointees will receiveexcellent start-up supportand will work in a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art core facilities,animal facilitiesincluding flow cytometry, mass cytometry, genomics, proteomics, imaging, and BSL3.



Thisis a tenure-eligible faculty position withinthe University of ColoradoCancer Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The primary appointment will be at any level in the Department of Medicine, Divisionof Medical Oncology(subject to changedepending on research interests and/ortraining if applicable).



Responsibilities includebuilding and maintaining an independent research program in basic and/ortranslational studies of immunotherapy, training of graduate students and post-doctoral investigators, as well as to develop interactions with investigatorswithin the research environment in the Anschutz Medical Campus at theUniversity of Colorado.  In particular, the candidate should demonstratethe vision and potential or ability to interact with basic scientists and cliniciansto foster translational research programs. We are looking for candidates with akeen interest in building interdisciplinary programs through interactionsacross the many basic and clinical departments within the School of Medicine atthe University of Colorado. Key selection criteria will be research excellenceand originality of science. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.,or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications inresearch.


The Department ofMedicine at the University of Colorado is among the leading departments in thenation and home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-classresearch in gastrointestinal cancers, immunology, immunotherapy, and themicrobiome. The Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado is thenewest medical campus in the country and provides an intellectually vibrant andcollaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of cutting-edgeresearch resources. The ideal candidate should have an exceptional record ofresearch achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academicmedicine.



Some flexibility inworking schedule may be necessary for this position, but no ‘on-call' or shiftwork is required.



The individual holdingthis position will report direction to the GI Cancer Director and the DivisionHead of Medical Oncology.



The person holding this position will develop and direct an independent,externally funded research program. This individual will be responsible for the daily management, supervision, training and evaluation of personnel (such asgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionalresearch assistants) whose positions are funded by research grantson which s/he is the principalinvestigator.


Review of applicantswill begin as they are submitted and will continue until the positions arefilled.


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Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.


The Universityof Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment forour faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons withdisabilities.


Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.



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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.



This position requires a PhD and/or MD degree or comparable doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences with experience within the field of GI 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 human GI cancers. The applicant must be highly motivated, have good interpersonal skills, and have 

experience in supervising or training of research personnel.