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Department of Otolaryngology Opportunities

Faculty, Research, Clinical Staff, Academic Staff

The Department of Otolaryngology's mission is to provide outstanding, cutting-edge clinical care, research, and state-of-the-art training. The Department is affiliated with five hospitals; University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Denver Health & National Jewish. Our group of highly trained otolaryngology-head & neck surgeons offer a full range of adult and children's patient services. 

Current Positions

 Clinical Business Program Director (17151)

​​The Department of Otolaryngology has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Business Program Director (Business Services Program Director) position.​

The Clinical Business Program Director (hereinafter referred to as “Director”) in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the administrative, operational and financial activities of the clinical mission of the Department of Otolaryngology.  The Director implements and manages the Department’s fiscal affairs, human resource functions, and day-to-day operations in support of the Department’s and school’s clinical mission and goals.  This role is responsible for the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the Department’s clinical efforts.  

The Director will understand and navigate the complexities of a multifaceted academic medical center, clinical care at multiple hospitals and outlying clinics, and contracts from various hospitals in order to successfully manage and execute a variety of clinical administrative responsibilities.  This will require the Director to work collaboratively with hospital and clinic practice managers at multiple locations. The Director has responsibility for developing and managing the overall financial aspects of the clinical mission within the Department.  The Director may be responsible for all human resource tasks related to staff that support the clinical mission.  This is a critical role within a Department that has approximately 75 FTE and a total annual budget of $25 million. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, finance, accounting , education, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration, communications, information systems, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for the administrative, operational and financial activities of a clinical program.
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, healthcare administration, public administration, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in similar role/duties is preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic medical center.
  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft (HCM &/or Finance).
  • Experience with QGenda.
  • Experience supervising staff.


 Professional Research Assistant (17105)

The lab of Dr. Sarah Clark, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, is seeking a highly motivated Professional Research Assistant for a full-time position on the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

The Clark lab investigates host-pathogen interactions with a focus on innate immune responses to bacteria in the respiratory tract. We use both tissue culture and in vivo infection models to explore the impact of respiratory tract commensal and pathogenic bacteria on susceptibility to inflammation and secondary infection.

The PRA will be responsible for planning and executing experiments under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The individual hired for this position will be expected to present data, maintain knowledge of current scientific literature in the field, and perform administrative duties including laboratory purchasing.

Minimum Requirements:
  • BA/BS Degree in biological sciences or a directly related field
  • 1 year of laboratory experience

Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with techniques including mouse handling, tissue culture, flow cytometry, PCR, immunoblotting, cloning and other molecular biology assays
  • Experience with models of lung inflammation or infection

  • Knowledge in the areas of Immunology and/or Bacteriology
  • Strong communication and organizational skills


 T32 Training Opportunities

The CU Anschutz T32 Institutional Training in Otolaryngology R​esearch Grant allows us to accept applications for training slots for both pre-doctoral (medical or PhD candidates) and post-doctoral fellows. Research projects must be related to areas of otolaryngology, including hearing/balance, taste/smell, communication/autism, or head and neck cancer. Each project should have a basic science research mentor and a clinical co-mentor selected from the training faculty of the Otola​ryngology T32. The research mentor supervises the research in a laboratory environment and the clinical mentor provides a clinical experience (such as shadowing in a clinical setting or participation in a clinical research study) related to the selected project. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply, but all applicants must be US citizens or have a green card.  

For more information, please contact a co-director, Dr. Sue Kinnamon or Dr. Herman Jenkins​.​​



CU Anschutz 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. Some positions may require a financial/credit check and/or a motor vehicle report. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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