Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Cancer Biostatistics; Director Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
United States Utah Salt Lake City


The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, invite applications for a research-track faculty position at any level, together with Directorship/Co-Directorship of the Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource at Huntsman Cancer Institute. We are seeking candidates who will collaborate with other cancer researchers. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess the research skills and experience required to successfully assume leadership roles in directing and growing the shared resource, multi-disciplinary research teams within the institution and in national/international research networks. The candidate should have substantive interest and quantitative experience in cancer research as well as one or more of the following areas: omics, microbiome, social/behavioral sciences, or outcomes research. A significant emphasis of this faculty position will be collaborations with cancer researchers in laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. We seek a candidate who shares our commitment to health equity, and who will work to ensure diversity and inclusion in their research team. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DPhil, or equivalent) prior to starting the position, and have demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative cancer-related research.

The University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture. Learn more about the University of Utah and HCI’s commitments at and

About the Department, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the University of Utah

The Division of Epidemiology is an academic home within the Department of Internal Medicine for faculty with methodologic expertise in: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Informatics, Mathematical modeling, Health services research, Health economics, Qualitative methods, and Community-based participatory research. Clinical and population areas of research focus include cancer, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, addiction medicine, traumatic brain injury, and genomics. Faculty within the Division of Epidemiology provide leadership to numerous University and VA-based programs, such as the Study Design and Biostatistics Center and the Informatics Decision Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center. The Division of Epidemiology is a diverse but cohesive academic unit, with a very strong record of mentorship of junior faculty. In its 20-year history, it grew from 1 faculty member to 50.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means it meets the highest standards for cancer care and research and receives support for its scientific endeavors. HCI is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers. The University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute is home to exceptional genetic epidemiologic resources, including the Utah Population Database, with >9 million records, including extensive Utah genealogy records linked to the Utah SEER Cancer Registry, as well as health records from the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, links to statewide cancer and other statewide health record database resources. The University’s excellent genomics resources and biospecimen repository, as well as a strong research informatics core, enable outstanding research in genetic and molecular epidemiology. The Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource provides state-of-the-art biostatistics and research design support to clinical, translational, laboratory, and population sciences investigators at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Cancer Biostatistics provides expertise for cancer researchers, from formulation of research objectives to study design, along with analysis, development of novel methods, interpretation, and dissemination of results.

Work Environment

The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offers ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.


Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DPhil, or equivalent) prior to starting the position, and have demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative cancer-related research.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted and evaluated continuously until the position is filled or closed; start date is flexible. Cover letter may be addressed to: Aik Choon Tan, PhD and Ben Haaland, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112-5550. Please apply online at the following link:

Questions about the position can be directed to AC Tan ( and Ben Haaland (