Assistant/Associate Professor – Clinician Scientist

University of Colorado
September 20, 2022
Aurora, CO
Job Type


University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor - Clinician Scientist

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

* Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
* Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
* Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver 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 Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Oncologist/Surgeon and Researcher to perform clinical services, research, and education duties in the Orthopedic Oncology Section within the Department and for the Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research (CPMR). The open rank Assistant/Associate Professor position will have an affiliation with the University of Colorado Cancer Center; an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center on the Anschutz Campus. This position requires establishment of a successful and impactful clinical practice in orthopedic oncology, development of a federally competitive basic/translational research program as an independent investigator and contribution to the Department's education mission by training and mentoring orthopedic residents, clinical fellows, and scientists.

This position is situated on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO; a 2.5-billion-dollar campus that combines state of the art medical and research facilities and is home to 2 major hospitals. The campus neighbors a newly constructed Veterans Administration Medical Center (Rocky Mountain VAMC) and has direct highway and light rail access to the Denver International Airport and communities across the Denver Metro Area. Research activities will be conducted in laboratories and Clinical work will be conducted at outpatient and hospital facilities on the Anschutz Campus as well as other University of Colorado Health facilities in the Denver area as appropriate. This position will be supervised by the Oncology Chief, Dr. Bennie Lindeque and the Department Chair, Dr. Evalina Burger.

Supervision Exercised:

* Clinical: Upon initiation of clinical activity and development of a financially viable oncology practice; hiring and supervision of an Advanced Practice Provider(s) as needed
* Research: Upon establishment of laboratory research activity; recruitment of, hiring and supervision/mentoring of technical level staff, graduate student(s) and/or postdoctoral fellow(s) as needed

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to function as an Orthopedic Clinician/Scientist in Musculoskeletal Oncology, with the aim of developing a successful clinical practice and nationally recognized research program.

Duties in this faculty position include clinical/surgical activity, research, education, and departmental/institutional service. Specific responsibilities include:

* Developing and nurturing a clinical practice emphasizing medical and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors.
* Maximizing quality of clinical care in this context by employing already established departmental data capture protocols and by actively envisioning and developing quality improvement measures for clinical practice
* Working with the Department of Orthopedics and the Oncology Section, to achieve collaboration and synergy with other sections in Orthopedics and other clinical departments in the School of Medicine.
* Developing, conducting, leading and presenting your own research in accordance with the Department of Orthopedics' research mission
* Presentation of research findings in local, national, and international venues and publication of findings in the peer-reviewed literature
* Developing competitive grant proposals and successfully winning extramural support from NIH and other federal, foundation, and industry sources
* Participating in the education of medical students, graduate students, orthopedic residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral trainees via formal training programs in the Department and in the School of Medicine
* Contribute to fostering a culture of teamwork and accountability in the Department of Orthopedics, the CPMR, and the Cancer Center

Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $230,000 - $280,000 for Assistant Professor

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $280,000 - $350,000 for Associate Professor

Salary and competitive benefits commensurate with experience and comes with a competitive research start-up package. This position includes 50% protected time from clinical work to facilitate the development of a nationally recognized basic/translational research program in musculoskeletal oncology.

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 (or hiring 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.

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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 Requirements:

Assistant Professor

* Completion of a one-year Orthopedic Oncology Fellowship
* Board certified as an orthopedic surgeon
* Evidence of previous research grant submissions

Associate Professor

* Completion of a one-year Orthopedic Oncology Fellowship
* Board certified as an orthopedic surgeon
* Completion of a 5-year residency in Orthopedic Surgery
* Track record of high impact publications
* Evidence of previous research grant submissions

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Interest in developing a clinical practice with focus on sarcoma patients
* Strong research interest in musculoskeletal cancers
* Previous success winning research grants

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