The Department of Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a Scientific Faculty at the assistant, associate or professor level with a PhD or MD. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Applicants must be board-certified in general surgery and be eligible for a Texas medical license. This position plays a key research leadership role in the division. Preference will be given to applicants with an established publication and funding record.
Once established, the preferred candidate will be expected to compete and secure internal and extramural research funding at the local-regional and national levels. The surgeon scientist will have a fundamental leadership position in the divisions Center for Organogenesis and Trauma (CORT) with the aim of cultivating basic and translational science collaboration at the individual, team, and multidisciplinary levels. Responsibilities will include optimization of the basic and translational research infrastructure within the Division and Department to conduct clinical trials, government funded, and industry sponsored investigations. The leadership position will help cultivate junior faculty, post-doctoral trainees, surgical residents, and medical students toward efficient scientific achievement and investigative autonomy. Faculty will have the opportunity to apply to seek opportunities with the Center for Mineral Metabolism, Children’s Research Institute, Cancer Center and Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine. Faculty will also have the opportunity to be a part of the robust graduate programs at UTSW:
CORT members hold large NIH, CPRIT and DOD awards across a diverse portfolio including burn injury, muscle fibrosis, lymphatic biology and cancer biology. Members of CORT are known internationally for their seminal contributions across surgical specialties, and it continues to have active laboratories and clinical research programs aimed at improving patient care and gaining a better understanding of the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of cell fate and inflammation. Division members are committed to scholarship and are the authors of scores of publications each year. The division is also a part of several multi-institutional federally funded research studies, including the SiVENT trial and studies originating from the LITES consortiums. This continues a long history of leadership in multi-institutional consortium participation, including in the previously successful Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and the Trauma Glue Grant.
UTSW ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Our distinguished faculty includes active Nobel Prize winners and fifteen Howard Hughes Scholars. Nearly 4,200 medical, graduate, and allied health students along with residents and postdoctoral fellows are trained each year. Our physicians provide care to patients at UTSW university hospitals and clinics as well as three other affiliated hospitals.
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