Director of Research
Shriners Hospital for Children at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Summary of Opportunity
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University and Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) are seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for the role of Director, Shriners Hospitals for Children Pediatric Research Center at Temple University.
We are particularly interested in candidates with outstanding translational research backgrounds in the fields of fetal, neonatal or post neonatal brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerve injury. Areas of interest include but are not limited to cerebral palsy and related movement disorders, traumatic brain injury or brain disorders caused by exposure to drugs, toxins or environmental insults. The successful applicant should have expertise in cutting-edge tools of bench-to-bedside and/or bedside-to-bench pediatric research. The ideal candidate will build on our established strengths that include animal models of developmental neurobiology and advanced motion analysis technologies. The successful applicant will also develop his/her world class research program in the context of an exciting laboratory and hospital environment that is jointly funded by the LKSOM and SHC.
This is a full time, tenure track, faculty position in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and reports to the Sr. Associate Dean of Research. Applications are invited at the Associate or Full Professor level.
The successful candidate will enjoy superb resources including a generous start-up package as well as state-of-the art core facilities for mouse transgenics and gene targeting, next-generation sequencing, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and fluorescence imaging. The successful applicant will serve as Director of the SHC Temple research unit and will have the opportunity to expand the existing research team by the recruitment of two new tenure-track members. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent and innovative research program that will attract extramural funding and to actively contribute to a rich scientific environment.
Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients.
Giving our patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.
The Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center (Center for Neural Repair and Rehabilitation) is a collaboration between the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). The Center opened in October 2009 in Temple’s brand new Medical Education and Research Building, where it occupies the entire 6th floor (23,000 usable square feet). In addition to the new laboratory research program, the Center includes a strong, well-established clinical research program in pediatric neurorehabilitation. The clinical studies are carried out in the Shriners Hospital across the street. This is one of three Shriners hospitals nationwide specializing in spinal cord injury and related neuromuscular disorders. The mission of the Center is to do research that will develop therapies for injuries to the nervous system in children, focusing on mechanisms of neural repair and plasticity. Additional information on the research center can be found at Shriners Pediatric Research Center
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Procedure for Candidacy
To be considered, please complete an online application.
Application materials should include the following: a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Please address your application to: Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD, Chair Search Committee, Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine S, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.