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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor - Open Rank

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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University of Colorado School of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Center for Health Artificial Intelligence

Open Rank Faculty (Assistant Professor – Professor)

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.


Nature of Work

The Center for Health Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine invite applications for open rank faculty positions in the areas of biomedical informatics, knowledge engineering, and machine learning. The new faculty member will join a highly interactive, supportive, and interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students and enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The primary duties of the faculty member are to develop a research program of national and international importance and to mentor and educate trainees and students.

Faculty in the Center for Health AI focus on computational approaches that derive insights from data to lead to advances in research and medical practice. The Center for Health AI is collocated on the Anschutz Medical Campus with the UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, Colorado Childrens, and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. The Anschutz Campus is home to Colorado’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The campus includes a vibrant and entrepreneurial basic research community with multiple areas of excellence and translational impact. There are many opportunities on campus to translate data intensive research advances into improved care. The campus has made a significant investment in an enterprise health data warehouse collecting electronic health record data from 10 member hospitals and dozens of clinics available for research. Partnerships with precision medicine programs associated with both adult and pediatric care communities can be entertained for hires under this posting. Candidates who would like help identifying potential campus partners in advance of an application are encouraged to reach out to Audrey Wen ([email protected]) with a one paragraph description of research interests and a CV.

Within the areas defined above, the search is not specific to a single application area or analytical approach. The committee is aware of opportunities for strategic partnerships in areas such as multi-modal data integration, bibliometrics, automated and manual biocuration, knowledge representation, semantic engineering, transfer learning or domain adaptation, privacy and bias assessement, or automated reasoning are encouraged to highlight such methodological activities in their application. Candidates with a particular interest in commercialization and technology transfer should also note this in their cover letter.

Successful candidates will be offered a competitive startup package.

We expect the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics to be an appropriate departmental appointment for many candidates. In the event that another department may be a better fit, the Center for Health AI will work with candidates and other units on campus to identify the most appropriate academic home.

Professional Field

Biomedical Informatics, Knowledge Representation, and Machine Learning

Examples of Work Performed

    Develop and direct a research program of national and international importance.Educate, train, and mentor medical and graduate students. Faculty at the Associate Professor level and above will also mentor early-career faculty.Teaching as assigned by the department chair, which will be based on the needs of appropriate education programs such as the Computational Biosciences Program.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 community.  A sample of participatory activities follow:Keeping abreast of current literature, formulating long-and short-term research goals, designing and performing appropriate experiments to achieve those goals, maintaining compliance with all institutional, state, and federal biomedical research guidelines, rules, and regulations, evaluating data and protocols, preparing and submitting manuscripts based on research conducted within the research program, and preparing and submitting grant applications to appropriate federal or private agencies to secure funding for the research program.  Interacting effectively with other members of departmental faculty and the scientific community to establish fruitful research collaborations. Presenting research in all appropriate venues to increase the awareness of research being performed in the faculty member’s research program to facilitate collaborations and interactions and to increase the visibility of positive research impacts of science within socieity.
Supervision Received

The Open Rank Faculty reports to the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Dr. Julia Cooper. Additional mentoring and career development is available through membership in the Center for Health AI.

Supervision Exercised

The Open Rank Faculty will supervise other employees. 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. These employee(s) will report directly to the principal investigator.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at:

Assistant Professor: $110,000 to $154,000.

Associate Professor: $142,000 to $175,000.

Professor: $188,000 to $266,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

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.

Minimum Qualifications 

Assistant Professor

    A terminal degree ( MD or PhD) appropriate to their field, or its equivalent, and should otherwise be well qualified to teach in the Medical School and its programs.
Associate Professor

    A terminal degree ( MD or PhD) appropriate to their field, or its equivalent, and should otherwise be well qualified to teach in the Medical School and its programs.

    A terminal degree ( MD or PhD) appropriate to their field, or its equivalent, and should otherwise be well qualified to teach in the Medical School and its programs.
Preferred Qualifications

    A track record of productivity in the practice of research as evidenced through the development and dissemination of software, data and knowledgebases, preprints, and/or publications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

    Communication skills to convey complex, technical topics clearly to multiple audiences.Ability to build and manage a diverse and inclusive research team comprising members with complementary skills and levels of experience.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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