The Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science (PTSS) at the University of Maryland School of Nursing invites applications for an associate/full professor, tenure-track or tenured, to join our department. We seek an established, outstanding nurse scientist with high energy and enthusiasm for growing and sustaining a robust, independently funded program of research in the area of acute/chronic pain and/or symptom science. The successful applicant will also possess a passion for mentoring the next generation of scientists at both the pre- and post-doctoral level. The PTSS department is home to a vibrant and collaborative group of scientists who apply cutting edge methods in basic, translational and clinical programs of research. The departmental infrastructure includes world-class wet bench space, electrophysiological and procedure rooms, rodent behavioral testing suites and clinical research space, The department is also home to a National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) P30-funded Omics Associated with Self-management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center. In addition to this school-based Center, faculty in the PTSS department are invited to join the interdisciplinary campus-wide Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR), co-led by Drs. Susan G. Dorsey and Joel D. Greenspan. The CACPR offers the successful candidate the opportunity to collaborate with pain researchers from the schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Social Work. The CACPR hosts bi-weekly pain interest group seminars and an annual symposium on a variety of chronic pain topics. The UMSON is part of the University of Maryland graduate professional campus that also includes the schools of medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy and law, and is one of the fastest growing biomedical research centers in the nation. The unique composition of the campus enables health professionals to address clinical care, public policy and social issues through inter-professional research, scholarship, teaching and community action. Its location in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Annapolis triangle maximizes opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions and life sciences industries. Candidates for this position should hold a PhD in nursing (preferred) or a related field, have a national/international reputation in pain and/or symptom science research, and an excellent record of extramural federal grant funding and dissemination.
Doctoral degree (PhD) in nursing (preferred) or related field required. Evidence of scholarly achievement in terms of data-based publications and national/international research presentations. Strong track record of success in obtaining multiple extramural federal grants (current, active funding highly preferred). Evidence of successful mentorship of pre- and post-doctoral fellows.
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