Associate/Assistant Professor - Surgery, Memphis - 1900000098
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Surgery in Memphis is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track position. The department is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor level Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in Epidemiology, Public Health or similar research-related field to work as the Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Surgery. This person will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Surgery and will oversee and lead a comprehensive research program within the Department including the development and oversight of clinical research databases. The Director will assist in the organization and implementation of research policies, objectives, and initiatives; will ensure research activities within the Department are conducted with the utmost ethical and scientific rigor.
The opportunity for independent research time will be negotiable based on the experience of the candidate.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and credentials.
It is expected that the successful candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in clinical epidemiology research, translational epidemiology research, or other equivalent academic-based research. Experience in translational work with tissue samples would be desirable but not required. Strong communication skills and a record of achievement in scientific investigation including an established track record of peer-reviewed publications are required. Other qualifications include: knowledge and experience in the clinical research process; demonstrated leadership skills; and the ability to work independently and within inter- and intro-disciplinary research teams.
Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state, and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Job Posting Feb 27, 2019, 5:00:04 PM
Internal Number: 1900000098
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.