Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

PhD in a related field.

Required Related Experience:

The candidate will need to have appropriate postdoctoral experience. Assistant Professor level with active extramural grant funding related to cardiovascular diseases.

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Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is a renowned location with prominent research programs in cardiovascular diseases. The Saha Cardiovascular Research Center (Saha CVRC) is a productive and collegial environment within the College that facilitates a broad range of cardiovascular research, with particular emphasis on vascular biology and thrombosis. With substantial extramural funding, our prominent investigators are making major advances in biomedical research. Our training programs are preparing scientists for successful careers in academia, industry, and government.

The Saha CVRC is currently seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Saha CVRC. We invite applications from scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or M.D/Ph.D. degrees who will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program in cardiovascular research. There is a preference for candidates with current extramural funding with complimentary cardiovascular science to existing programs in the Saha CVRC. Recruited faculty will be expected to establish an innovative, independent and collaborative research program addressing significant and fundamental questions. The applicant should have a demonstrated interest in understanding the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.

Additional information about the Saha CVRC can be found on this website:

Interested candidates must send a 1. curriculum vitae; 2. cover letter; 3. statement of current and proposed research plan (three pages maximum – upload under Specific Request 1); 4. a teaching statement and a statement of contributions to diversity (upload under Specific Request 2), and 5. contact information for three professional work references when prompted in the application.

The University of Kentucky seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Expertise in cardiovascular research. Qualifications include a strong and protracted publication record, and a history of engagement with the intra- and extra-mural research community.

Additional beneficial qualifications include demonstrated excellence in teaching, course administration and curricular management, as measured by students, peers and superiors.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

The preferred candidate will have appropriate postdoctoral experience and the potential to establish an extramurally-funded research program. The preferred candidate would have working experience that emphasizes the study of the renin angiotensin system role in the development of aortic diseases.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/10/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time