Director of the University of South Carolina Cardiovascular Translational Research Center

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Logo Posting Number FAC00010PO19 Advertised Title Director of the University of South Carolina Cardiovascular Translational Research Center Campus School of Medicine Columbia College/Division School of Medicine Columbia Department SOMC Research and Graduate Education Advertised Salary Range $225,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The University of South Carolina is expanding its efforts in Health Sciences education and research particularly in areas that significantly impact its state residents. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is a prominent health concern in South Carolina. Thus, cardiovascular disease is a major research focus at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (SOM). The Cardiovascular Translational Research Center (CTRC) has been established to promote integrated research into the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. A search for a funded and productive translational research investigator to serve as Director of the CTRC has been initiated at the SOM. 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 USC and build upon the strong existing ties with cardiovascular physicians and surgeons to foster new research collaborations targeting cardiovascular disease processes affecting SC citizens including:
•Ischemic heart disease- particularly as it relates to obesity and diabetes
•Heart failure- prevention, diagnosis and treatment
•Vascular disease- prevention, diagnosis and treatment
•Biotechnology- translation of biomaterials, drugs, devices and diagnostics for prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease

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 SOM has strong collaborative ties with the USC Colleges of Engineering and Computing (Biomedical Engineering), Arnold School of Public Health (Epidemiology, Exercise Science, Environmental Health), Arts and Sciences (Cardiovascular Biology), and Pharmacy (Drug Discovery). The SOM, 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 these collaborations, the SOM houses state-of-the-art whole animal imaging and surgical facilities, and a core Instrumentation Research Facility specializing in microscopy and imaging at all levels, from light to electron microscopy, fluorescent and confocal microscopy. The successful candidate will expand the integration of the CTRC with diverse units across the university campus.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will be an established federally funded scientist (PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) with a strong background in cardiovascular research, demonstrable experience in successfully leading programmatic, multidisciplinary research teams, and strong existing ties with cardiovascular physicians and surgeons.

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Desired Start Date 07/01/2020 Job Open Date 03/12/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other Supporting Documents
  5. Research Portfolio
  6. List of References and Contact Information




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Posted: 4/28/2019
Application Due: 7/27/2019
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