Asst Professor-GI

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Open Rank Faculty-Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus



Position #00677875 - Requisition 15062

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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

The successful applicant will have experience in the field of gastrointestinal malignancies with a focus on new roles for innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation, and the development of novel targeted approaches for gastrointestinal cancers. Areas of interest include basic and/or translational topics for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

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 go vernment. 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 faculty position 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.


This is a tenure-eligible faculty position within 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 training if applicable).


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

The Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado is among the leading departments in the nation and home to basic and translational scientists who conduct world-class research in gastrointestinal cancers, immunology, immunotherapy, and the microbiome. The Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado is the newest medical campus in the country and provides an intellectually vibrant and collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of cutting-edge research resources. The ideal candidate should have an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine.


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 direction to the GI Cancer Director and the Division Head 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 as graduate students, postdoctor al fellows and professional research assistants) whose positions are funded by research grants on which s/he is the principal investigator.

Review of applicants will begin as they are submitted and will continue until the positions are filled.

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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 at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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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 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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants should upload their current curriculum vitae with a bibliography and list of active and pending grants, a description of research interests, teaching efforts and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20214 - SOM-MED-Oncology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 8, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Everlyn Sandoval

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00677875





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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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