The University of South Carolina is expanding its efforts in Health Sciences education and research particularly in areas that significantly impact the residents of the state. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a prominent health concern in South Carolina. Research into the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease is a growing priority at the University of South Carolina. The Cardiovascular Translational Research Center (CTRC) has been established to promote integrated research across the university landscape in cardiovascular disease. A search for a funded and productive translational research investigator to serve as Director of the CTRC has been initiated at the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be a federally funded scientist (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) with a strong background in cardiovascular research and demonstrable experience and/or potential for leading programmatic, multidisciplinary research teams. The successful candidate will partner with other researchers at the University of South Carolina and build upon the strong existing ties with cardiovascular physicians and surgeons to foster new research collaborations targeting cardiovascular disease processes affecting South Carolina citizens including:
Ischemic heart disease, particularly as it relates to obesity and diabetes
Heart failure including its prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Vascular disease including its prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Biotechnology, particularly the translation of biomaterials, drugs, devices and diagnostics for prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease
Interested individuals should submit their application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan and contact information of at least three references through the University of South Carolina online application system (https://uscjobs.sc.edu posting number – FAC00010PO19). Questions can be directed to the search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetics, sexual orientation or veteran status. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Requirements for the position include:
MD, PhD or equivalent terminal degree
Experience directing a nationally-funded research program
Ongoing cardiovascular research with a translational focus
Evidence of ability to collaborate with clinicians and clinician scientists
Evidence of leadership ability needed to expand the Cardiovascular Translational Research Center across the University of South Carolina landscape
Internal Number: FAC00010PO19
About University of South Carolina School of Medicine
The University of South Carolina is the only comprehensive research institution in South Carolina housing its own medical, law, business, public health, and engineering schools, as well as academic disciplines typically found at undergraduate institutions. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine opened its doors in the late 1970s with the predominant mission of training primary care physicians and improving healthcare delivery in the state. The charter class of medical students graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1981 at which time the school was fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Presently almost four hundred medical students are enrolled in the four-year MD program on the Columbia, SC campus. Since its inception, the School of Medicine has added a number of additional educational programs including the PhD in Biomedical Sciences (1981) and Master’s programs in Genetic Counseling (1985), Nurse Anesthesia (1994), Rehabilitation Counseling (1994), Biomedical Science (1998) and Physician Assistant (2017). The School of Medicine has grown into a vibrant research institution with strong collaborative ties wit...h the College of Engineering and Computing including the Biomedical Engineering program, Arnold School of Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Pharmacy. The School of Medicine, in partnership with the Prisma Health System and the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has a vibrant cardiovascular surgical program and a newly established Cardiology Fellowship Program. Facilitating collaborations, the School of Medicine houses state-of-the-art whole animal imaging and surgical facilities, and a core Instrumentation Resource Facility specializing in cutting-edge microscopy and imaging at all levels, from light to electron microscopy, fluorescent and confocal microscopy. The successful candidate will expand the integration of the Cardiovascular Translational Research Center with diverse units across the university campus.