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Associate Professor or Professor, Director, Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Program

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Closing date
May 29, 2023

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Associate Professor or Professor, Director, Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Program - 28356 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Associate or Full Professor - Director, Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Program

Position #00804738 - Requisition #28356

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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 School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology has an opening for a full-time Associate or Full Professor in the Cutaneous Oncology Program.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

The Department of Medicine is the largest in the School of Medicine, with nearly 1,100 faculty, including 143 PhDs and 37 MD/PhDs, in 16 divisions. Faculty are key leaders in fulfilling all missions of the school. With nearly $117M in current research funding, the department consistently ranks among the country's top 25 departments of medicine in NIH research funding. Clinical activity has doubled during the past eight years. Faculty are fully committed to all stages of medical education, from first-year medical students through residency and fellowship. The department has nearly 200 residents and a similar number of clinical and research fellows. The department has 41 endowed chairs and consistently ranks among the best in the nation by US News & World Report in pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, and several other disciplines. The department's faculty are also active participants and leaders in federal study sections and academic societies.

The Division of Medical Oncology has >80 faculty who span the continuum of research from basic, translational, and clinical research to population health. Division faculty have served as PI of >400 clinical trials in the past several years, ranging from first-in-human phase I to phase III trials.

Position Emphasis:

To recruit an outstanding mid-career to senior academic physician to join a robust and well-established cutaneous oncology program. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills in cutaneous medical oncology and have an interest in clinical and/or translational research in cutaneous cancer. The final candidate will be expected to provide clinical research leadership for the cutaneous oncology program which usually includes 2-3 full days a week of outpatient clinics and 2-4 weeks per year of inpatient coverage, which is negotiable depending on circumstances (e.g., protected time for research). Duties and responsibilities will include direct patient care and clinical research, plus an expectation to pursue and facilitate original research beyond enrolling in already designed and sponsored clinical trials. The candidate must have excellent clinical and research leadership skills and be able to work with a large team of clinicians, administrators, and staff across multiple sites of care and in a multidisciplinary format.

The cutaneous oncology program currently sees patients with all forms of skin cancer including malignant melanoma, squamous and basal cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and unusual skin cancers. A specific program has been developed for the understanding and treatment of rare melanomas including mucosal, ocular and acral melanomas. All new patients are presented to a weekly multidisciplinary cutaneous oncology conference. The program has a large carefully annotated biorepository containing more than 5000 specimens with primary and metastatic skin cancers from patients with all stages and types of cutaneous tumors. Multiple clinical trials (an average of 12 active at any time) include those from national and international trial groups, pharmaceutical sponsors, and institutional investigators. These are supported by a large and well-funded clinical investigation core which also includes a very active phase 1 trials group. Attendance at a weekly clinical trials research conference, active engagement with other stakeholders in the cutaneous oncology program (e.g., dermatology, dermatopathology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology), and collaborations with basic, translational and population research colleagues are an essential part of this position. Members of the group have published more than 50 papers during the past year in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be expected to encourage, expedite, and carry on this tradition of academic excellence.

The program has a major teaching function for the institution with regular rotations of 3rd and 4th year medical students, residents, and fellows through the outpatient clinics and on the inpatient service. Members also provide updates in cutaneous oncology in the form of lectures and seminars to the greater professional and lay community in Colorado and surrounding states.

A highly competitive lab start-up package may be offered for a physician-scientist position, to be discussed during the recruitment process. For laboratory-based research, candidates with expertise and research interest in skin cancer prevention, population science, immuno-oncology, novel targeted therapies or therapy resistance will be given high priority.

Job Responsibilities:
The candidate will be expected to see patients diagnosed with or at risk for cutaneous cancer 2-3 full days a week (4-6 half day equivalents, depending on research interests, administrative roles, and funding). The candidate will serve in the inpatient rotation for coverage of the medical oncology consult service for 2-4 weeks per year. The candidate will serve as a mentor or advisor for clinical trainees and junior faculty in Medical Oncology, Dermatology (potentially), and the Cancer Center. The candidate will be expected to enroll patients to available clinical trials and lead clinical trials, either pharma, cooperative group, and/or investigator-initiated studies. The candidate will actively engage with the skin cancer community and collaborate with basic, translational and population science colleagues. National and/or international collaborations are also encouraged. As the Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Program the following additional responsibilities exist: Oversee clinical research operations in cutaneous oncology. This includes the oversight of the clinical research team manager(s), research coordinators, data managers, and regulatory coordinators with the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO). Key metrics: accrual to intervention/treatment trials; overall accrual; accrual of under-represented populations; impact on the catchment area (the state of Colorado) of the cancer center. Facilitate clinical trial referrals across the UCHealth system (Denver Metro area, as well as referring clinics/hospitals across Colorado and neighboring states). Participate in Cancer Center Scientific Review Committee (SRC) as part of the Protocol Monitoring and Review System (PRMS). Respond to feedback from audits and monitoring visits in the cutaneous oncology program. Participate in recruitment, retention, and academic development of faculty in the cutaneous oncology program. Participation and leadership in specific performance improvement projects. Attendance at local and regional cancer operations and leadership meetings The candidate may also be eligible for additional leadership roles in the cancer center and would be required to fulfill the job description of any accepted designated leadership rolls; to be discussed during the recruitment process for determination of expertise and interest.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at:

Associate Professor: $275,000 - $325,000.

Full Professor: $300,000 - $375,000.

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 ( or hiring range ) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Licensed MD, MD/PhD or DO from accredited Institution in U.S., or equivalent, if a non-U.S. graduate, must complete ECFMG certification & be qualified to obtain a temporary CO Medical license. Board certified in Medical Oncology. Track record of achievement in cutaneous oncology.
Associate Professor:
Candidate must have a medical doctorate from an accredited Institution in the U.S., or equivalent. Finalist must be qualified to obtain a State of Colorado physician license. Completion of a medical oncology or hematology/oncology fellowship is required. 3-8 years of experience and achievement in clinical activity, research, and education.
Candidate must have a medical doctorate from an accredited Institution in the U.S., or equivalent. Finalist must be qualified to obtain a State of Colorado physician license. Completion of a medical oncology or hematology/oncology fellowship is required. 7-15 years of experience and achievement in clinical activity, research, and education.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. Outstanding customer service skills. Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) 4. Please include a copy of all current licenses and certifications Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20214 - SOM-MED-ONC GENERAL OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 6, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike, for Medical Oncology Human Resources Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00804738

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