Associate Professor/Professor in Computational Oncology (PRN00925CF)


University of Utah
Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute

Senior Faculty Position in Computational Oncology 

(2022 Posting: PRN00925CF)

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah is growing and pursuing multiple new faculty hires over the next 3 years . These hires will expand the core research expertise at the SCI Institute, further enhance its strong research reputation in scientific, information, and biomedical visualization; image and data analysis; and interdisciplinary scientific computing.

This specific recruitment is for a senior-level tenure track faculty position within the SCI Institute as part of a new faculty Cluster in Computational Oncology (CCO). Advanced computing, data science, imaging, and visualization are central to solving fundamental problems in cancer research and care. CCO is a highly innovative collaboration between Huntsman Cancer Institute, the University of Utah’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. Together we leverage our internationally renowned research strengths to make lifesaving advances in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

For the Computational Oncology leader position, the SCI Institute is looking for an established researcher at the Associate or Full Professor level in an area that aligns with SCI’s core research thrusts, i.e., scientific, information, and biomedical visualization, image and data analysis, and interdisciplinary scientific computing, with demonstrated leadership in applications to Oncology. Candidates whose research expertise integrates social and technical aspects are of particular interest, as are candidates who can contribute to the University’s diversity. The successful candidate is expected to help coordinate joint initiatives, proposals, and faculty recruitment between the SCI Institute and HCI including the Computational Oncology Research Initiative (CORI) and other Cancer Informatics initiatives. The faculty member is expected to become a Cancer Center member, and as appropriate, may be considered for an adjunct position in the Department of Oncological Sciences.

All candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities and 3 references), a research plan (up to 3 pages), and teaching strategy (up to 1 page) to the University of Utah HR. Applicants should describe their vision for interdisciplinary, computational oncology research leadership within the context of the SCI Institute’s mission of multidisciplinary bridge building (http://www.sci.utah.edu/the-institute/bridges.html), especially collaborations with researchers within the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with appropriate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

For additional questions, please contact Chris Johnson (crj@sci.utah.edu) Search Committee Chair.

About the SCI Institute

Over more than two decades, the SCI Institute has established itself as an internationally recognized leader in translational innovations across computational and data science with leading research and training programs in the areas of visualization, scientific and biomedical computing, and image analysis applied to a broad range of challenging problems. For example, the SCI Institute is ranked by CSRankings (http://csrankings.org) as housing the top visualization and high performance computing group internationally.