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Director, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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School of Medicine – Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

Working Title: Director, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine

Official Title: Open Rank Assistant Professor – Professor

Position Number: 00789858


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  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
The University of Colorado 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 University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a visionary scientist to serve as the Director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. The Center and its members seek to unify and focus research, education, and clinical care to accelerate the development and application of personally tailored health care strategies. In its initial stage of development, the Center has emerged as a crucial initiative for the campus and our affiliated health system. The Center houses the region’s largest Biobank Research Program, which links to a multi-institutional enterprise health data warehouse. The Director must be an outstanding scientist committed to both research success and clinical application, who will leverage the Center’s resources and lead it in new directions in personalized medicine. The Director is expected to develop and lead a thriving research community that is poised to fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

Key resources and linkages

The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine houses the Biobank Research Program, which has enrolled about 200,000 participants and has collected more than 85,000 samples. The Biobank Laboratory is CLIA/CAP-certified, which makes it one of the first in the country that is able to return preemptive clinical genetic test results to research participants. It also provides pharmacogenomic results to clinicians and staff. The Center is also associated with a multi-institutional enterprise health data warehouse, integrating electronic health record data for 2.4 million active patients from 12 member hospitals, more than 1,000 clinics, more than 4 million ambulatory visits, and state public health databases for research. Center-affiliated faculty utilize the biobank and data warehouse data for federally supported research programs focusing on multi-omic approaches to disease and outcome predictions, computational phenotyping, and natural language processing.

The Center is based on the Anschutz Medical Campus, which includes the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (with linkages to the entire UCHealth system) and Children’s Hospital of Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Relevant centers and institutes are the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the recently established Center for Health AI, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. The campus receives ~$600M in annual research grant support. In addition to its on-campus partners, the Center is affiliated with additional sites of clinical practice including Denver Health Medical Center, the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and National Jewish Health.


The Director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine reports to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and is responsible for interdisciplinary research activities and scholarship, advancement of personalized medicine across the campus, and fiscal management of the Center. The Director will be appointed to an appropriate rank faculty position in a relevant department within the School of Medicine. The Director is expected to collaborate with other divisions, departments, centers, and schools to assure their own as well as others’ success.

Supervision Exercised

The Director will supervise other employees, including those involved in the daily management, supervision, training, and evaluation of scientific directors and other personnel within the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. The Center Director will also supervise graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professional research assistants of his/her own research group.

Professional Field

Genetics, personalized medicine

Examples of Work Performed

  • Design and implement innovative Center programs that maintain and expand the practice of personalized medicine across campus, affiliated health systems, and in the state of Colorado, and that serve as a national model.
  • Develop and manage relationships and agreements with key campus, UCHealth system, and industry partners.
  • As a faculty member, maintain an extramurally funded research program of national and international importance.
  • Maintain understanding of the field’s current literature; formulate short and long-term goals; design and implement strategies to achieve these goals; maintain compliance with all institutional, state, and federal research guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Interact effectively with members of the campus community and develop collaborations that assure the success of the Center and other campus units.
Salary and Benefits (all ranks):

The salary range for this position, at all ranks, has been established at $275,000 to $400,000.

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.

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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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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 (all ranks)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • A PhD and/or MD in a discipline related to personalized medicine.
  • A track record of translating research findings into demonstrable improvements in clinical outcomes.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary professional environments at the highest levels.
  • Experience leading large-scale initiatives and multidisciplinary operational teams to translate research findings into improvements in clinical care.
  • Experience overseeing research and clinical workflows utilizing human genetic and/or genomic data.
  • Success in sustaining a nationally prominent research program.
Preferred Qualifications (all ranks)

  • Experience running a Center, Institute, or other academic unit with a role supporting the operations of a broader school, health system, hospital, or campus.
  • A track record of translating research findings into demonstrable improvements in clinical outcomes.
  • Experience with EHR infrastructure and associated informatics technologies for research, secure data storage, and integration into care.
  • Experience with technology transfer and innovation programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (all ranks)

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will

  • Work through expert team leads, who will be clinicians, scientists, and other specialists, to implement multiple complementary personalized medicine programs simultaneously.
  • Ensure an inclusive environment and prioritize initiatives to enhance reach and engagement, particularly in underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • Understand the sensitivity of human genetic and genomic data, allowing for advancements in research and care without undermining participant confidence.
  • Know holistic phenotyping strategies that may include a diversity of data modalities (e.g. imaging, multi-omics, mhealth, etc.).
  • Know state-of-the-art genomic profiling methods to prioritize strategies to meet multiple research and clinical needs.
  • Adapt as capabilities and needs change while remaining focused on the overall goal of bringing improvements in care to reality.
  • Be capable of defining and implementing a plan to translate genetic findings to new drugs, therapies, or devices that meet the needs of patients, clinicians, and the health system.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 28, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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