Associate Professor

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Departments of Medicine and Immunology & Microbiology

Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative

Amy Davis Chair of Basic Human Immunology

Associate or Full Professor

Position #743604 - Requisition 12594

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.


The CU SOM Dean's office recently established the Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative (HI3) with the intent to become a leader in human basic and translational immunology research and clinical applications. The mission of HI3 is to develop infrastructure required to support basic and translation research and discovery of new immunotherapeutic modalities, and to recruit outstanding faculty to complement its current membership of >90 faculty.

This is an endowed faculty position at the associate or full professor level in the Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative with primary departmental affiliation in the School of Medicine Department of Medicine or Department of Immunology and Microbiology. Primary duties include the continuation of a strong, externally funded research program with focus on human immunology and cancer. Faculty will also teach medical and graduate students.


The duties of the successful candidate 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 the individual 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 performed in the laboratory, 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 HI3, department and university missions, and that promote the success and welfare of the broader scientific and medical community.


The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.



This position requires a PhD and/or MD degree or comparable doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences with an outstanding experience and record of success in developing and maintaining a cutting-edge research program. Experience in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or a closely related field is essential. The applicant must be highly motivated, have good interpersonal skills, and have experience in supervising or training of research personnel.

Appointees will be expected to have strong extramurally funded research programs and participate in teaching of graduate and medical students. Faculty appointees will receive excellent start-up support and will work in a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, including flow cytometry, mass cytometry, genomics, proteomics, imaging, mouse genetics, and BSL3.


Infrastructural elements developed to date include a state of the art Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resources (HIMSR) facility equipped with Vectra imaging, CyTOF mass cytometry, molecular ion beam imaging (MIBI), roboticized MSD and flow cytometry platforms. Other HI3 activities include training, clinical core, GMP production of immunotherapeutics and Translational Research Networking Pre-Clinical Models (TRNPM) services employing a variety of human immune system mouse models. More broadly, Immunology and Microbiology Department faculty include >45 faculty members located at on the Anschutz Medical and National Jewish Health campuses. Some flexibility in working schedule may be necessary for this position, but no ‘on-call' or shift work is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials:1) A letter of application which specifically addreses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, 2) Current curriculum vitae with a bibliography and list of active and pending grants, 3) A list of 3 professional references, which includes daytime telephone numbers and email addresses. This list can be recorded on your CV or uploaded as a separate document, 4) A Statement of Research Philosophy and/or Interests

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review will begin on April 1, 2018 and continue unitl the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21577 - SOM-Immunology Microbiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 9, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Aimee Bernard

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743604





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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