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The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville invites competitive applications to fill the position of Scientific Director of the Kosair Children's Hospital Research Institute (KCHRI). The Institute performs basic and translational research on diseases relevant to pediatric patients. KCHRI faculty research is currently focused on two major areas : 1) neurobiology and 2) the neurologic and cardiovascular complications of obesity and diabetes. Additional pediatric relevant basic science research currently occurs in the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
The new KCHRI Director will be expected to expand their extramurally funded research program at the University of Louisville while actively leading the expansion of pediatric-relevant basic science research at the University of Louisville. The successful applicant must have demonstrated effective administrative and leadership experience, a strong record of consistent extramural funding, an excellent publication record, and a track record of successfully mentoring clinician-scientists and basic science investigators. The research focus of the new Director and of subsequently recruited faculty would be determined by the new Director. Candidates with an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD will be considered.
A tenure-eligible, endowed Chair and substantial financial support are available for the new Director and the continued growth of the KCHRI. The successful candidate will have a primary academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and may also have additional joint appointments in basic science and bioengineering departments to facilitate the training of graduate students and faculty. The Director of the KCHRI reports to the Vice-Chair for Research and to the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.
The Academic Programs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville cover a broad range of basic science, clinical, and translational research topics supported by over 160 faculty, more than 100 residents and fellows, and highly supportive research and administrative staff. Clinical services are provided at the free-standing Kosair Children's Hospital of Norton Healthcare and at regional sites throughout Kentucky. Our pediatric programs have substantial philanthropic support. We have been highly successful in recruiting talented faculty and residents to the University of Louisville and to our very enjoyable community.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled with the intent to have a new Director in place by the third quarter of 2012. Please apply online for this position and submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references electronically to Bradley B. Keller, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics and Kosair Charities Chair and Chief, Division of Pediatric Heart Research, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, University of Louisville.
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