The University of Virginia School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Scientific Director of the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center. The Center has a long tradition of excellence in research, education and clinical practice. Our mission is to enrich the quality of human life by improvement of health, advancement of medical and scientific knowledge, and creation of an environment for professional preparation of individuals dedicated to health care service.
The Scientific Director will provide strong strategic leadership and direction in the following areas:
Develop and grow effort in transplant research, including:
Existing faculty development and retention
Recruitment of new transplant research team members
Program/center grant development
Lead research strategy development and implementation with clinical and research transplant teams
Oversee research related to transplantation from fundamental, basic sciences research to translational work and clinical trials
Serve as a liaison with departments and centers regarding transplant related research including faculty retention, recruitment and grant development
The successful candidate will hold a MD and/or PhD or equivalent and will possess the following qualifications:
National reputation in research with a focus that may include (but is not limited to) immunology and genetics, graft-host interactions, preserving organ health, bioengineering, chemical engineering and delivery methods/molecular therapy, and/or study of the microbiome
Established research program with over 5 years as Principal Investigator of NIH RO1 (or equivalent) funded investigation
Experience with mentoring trainees (grad students, postdocs and fellows)
Demonstrated mentorship of faculty and staff
Demonstrated collaborative and facilitative skills
Demonstrated leadership, administrative, organizational, and prioritization capabilities
Demonstrated success building effective relationships with community organizations, external funding organizations, individual donors, and legislators
Experience with recruiting and sustaining a diverse team preferred
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0620752. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line and attach a CV and cover letter. The position will remain open until filled, and all communications will be kept in strict confidence.
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