Posting Summary: The Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking a new tenure-track faculty member to focus on research into organ recovery and regeneration. A successful candidate would join a vibrant group of translational researchers focused on bench-to-bedside investigation into strategies to ameliorate organ injury. The candidate would be expected to establish an independent line of research as well as collaborate with a wide group of existing researchers in this field. The candidate's research interests may include the study of a wide range of pathophysiology, including ischemia-reperfusion injury associated with various operative interventions, transplantation, sepsis, as well as organ failure due to general stress response. Examples of recovery strategies might include the use of perfusion-based systems, stem cell therapy, nanoparticles or extracellular vesicles. The candidate would be based in the Department of Surgery, but would be expected to be a part of the vibrant and collaborative environment present in the University of Virginia with joint appointment in a basic science department most appropriate to the candidate. Appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level would be determined based on the candidate's experience and qualifications.
The Department of Surgery is currently in the top 20 research Departments in the country with two T32 training grants as well as multiple individual research grants from the NIH, DOD and VA healthcare system. The successful candidate would be expected to mentor post-doctoral fellows as well as surgical residents and graduate students.
The University of Virginia is located in picturesque Charlottesville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the USA (http://www.charlottesville.org/about-charlottesville/awards-and-recognitions) and is located within 2 hours of Washington DC, several national parks as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Qualified candidates must have a PhD or equivalent. The candidate would be expected to have a track record of independent funding as well as have the ability to obtain independent funding from government as well as private sources.
Interested parties should visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623771. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your interests. This position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding the position may be emailed to Sasha Krupnick, MD via Ms. Barbara Snoddy at BBJ2P@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.