Assistant Professor of Research - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-07-30
Req: R100036712
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The position of Research Associate Professor in The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation requires a Ph.D and/or M.D. degree. Applicants at the Research Associate Professor level should have completed a program of post-doctoral training.

A significant record of academic accomplishment and the potential to attract independent research funding are important considerations for this position. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a significant research program funded by extramural sources and establish a track-record of publishing in major, peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will need to pursue clinical research focused on developing and testing novel strategies to improve functional outcomes following neurological trauma and disease. Research Associate Professor is expected to independently design, plan and execute research experiments; write and prepare manuscripts based on research findings and analysis; and submit proposals for extramural funding. The Research Associate Professor will also serve as a Co-PI on current grants. The Research Associate Professor will interact cross-functionally; establish key collaborations, both internally and externally, in order to deliver objectives.

The candidate will also be expected to contribute the teaching and service activities of the university in a manner consistent with the University of Miami Faculty Manual.

The successful applicant will be a member of this interdisciplinary Center of Excellence with access to numerous state-of-the-art core facilities. The candidate should have a strong interest in pursuing research related to reparative strategies for brain or spinal cord injury. Investigators using cell based therapies and other novel methods of protecting and promoting functional recovery in animal and/or human models of CNS injury are of particular interest but other approaches are also encouraged.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 11/28/2019
Application Due: 7/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time