Director Clinical Translational Research Center, 55249
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

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The Director will be responsible for: a) leading UMKC’s translational research agenda; b) promoting clinical translational research initiatives among all UMKC research sectors; c) establishing partnerships with other members at life and health sciences institutions within the Kansas City area; d) assisting faculty to expand clinical practice initiatives and research opportunities; e) enhancing collaborative and trans-disciplinary research. The Director will also be responsible for garnering resources for faculty to maintain an active program of scholarship and funded research, mentoring junior faculty to become independent, extramurally-funded scholars, and advancing UMKC’s strategic plans for research. This individual will supervise a support staff that supports the Center. Maintenance and growth of the Director’s own research Agenda is strongly supported.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include:
  • MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • Record of an extensive, on-going funded program of research
  • Record of quality research, teaching and service appropriate to the rank of tenured Full Professor
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • A national and international reputation in their field of research
  • Experience in collaborative teaching and research
  • Established ability to mentor faculty and doctoral students

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time Position


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled.

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online at . Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is establishing a Center for Translational Research and is searching for a Director. UMKC is a leading health sciences university in the region and is home to Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; 5 affiliated teaching hospitals; and has close collaborations with its College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Biological Sciences and Computing and Engineering. It provides regional leadership in clinical outcomes and community-based research and is part of a recently funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Award funded by the National Institutes of Health. To further support its mission to elevate the health of its community, it is creating a trans-university center committed to collaborative life sciences research, with a mission to accelerate the generation of new knowledge and its translation to clinical care. It now seeks a visionary scientist to lead the institute and oversee the growth and transformation of this program into a regional, national and international center of excellence for cutting edge research.

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