Director, Translational Cardiovascular Research Center of Excellence (TE/T) Phoenix, AZ)

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Posted
Jun 10, 2019
Closes
Jul 10, 2019
Specialty
Cardiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Director, Translational Cardiovascular Research Center of Excellence (TE/T) Phoenix, AZ)

Department: COM Phx Campus Administration (0659)

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Position Summary

Note: The position faculty rank has been updated to Tenure-Eligible/Tenure.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is establishing a Translational Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. This Translational Cardiovascular Research Center will complement growing clinical programs of distinction in advanced heart failure, transplantation, artificial circulatory support, electrophysiology, structural heart disease and others at Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix. We invite applications from accomplished cardiovascular scientists to become the inaugural Director of this Center of Excellence. We seek an experienced and innovative research leader (MD, MD/PhD or PhD) to build a comprehensive, multi-investigator, interdisciplinary translational research center to develop innovative preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiac and vascular disease. Research laboratories are located in state-of-the-art research facilities with core services. The Director will be expected to develop and direct the research activities of the Center, fostering collaboration with faculty across the College and University. Current cardiovascular research within the College focuses on vascular disease, thrombosis, cardiac cell and extracellular matrix biology and stroke. Candidates in all areas of cardiovascular research, particularly those with a focus on heart failure, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will have an outstanding track record in scholarship and extramural funding as a principal investigator, as well as demonstrated success in program development and mentoring. Professorial and department appointment will be commensurate with candidate’s research discipline, credentials and achievement. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and team building skills. An entrepreneurial focus is desirable.

In addition to recruiting new investigators, the Cardiovascular Center will draw from investigators in the Departments of Medical Sciences, Medicine, Surgery and others, as well as clinicians at the Banner University Medical Center Heart Institute. The successful candidate will promote collaborative research programs within the Colleges as well as with the Sarver Heart Center and other research programs in Tucson. Additional opportunities for collaboration include the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Norton Thoracic Institute, and Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Arizona State University.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation, and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and direct the research activities of the Center, fostering collaboration with faculty across the College and University.
  • Promote collaborative research programs within the Colleges as well as with the Sarver Heart Center and other research programs in Tucson.
  • Build a comprehensive, multi-investigator, interdisciplinary translational research center to develop innovative preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiac and vascular disease.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Building Trust

  • Clearly articulates a compelling vision of the department’s future.
  • Operates in an ethical manner and holds self and others accountable
  • Demonstrated commitment towards cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Is able to adapt to stress, change, adversity and ambiguity.

Fostering Collaboration

  • Helps people develop shared purposes, fosters an environment of support, and promotes effective team work.
  • Makes productive use of differences by creating a culture where individuals feel safe to disagree.
  • Recruits, engages, develops, and assesses a diverse team to build capacity and high-performance capability.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict and facilitate solutions.

Maximizing Resources

  • Promotes and supports the ongoing learning and development of the team, in alignment with the departments’ goals and direction.
  • Acts as a catalyst for necessary change to maintain a positive alignment within the College, accreditation, and institutional requirements.
  • Ensures their units/department function effectively, productively, and responsively.

Achieving Results

  • Demonstrates an applied understanding of student affairs policies and its impact on the institution and its programs.
  • Challenges established assumptions, explores new possibilities, and advances creative approaches.
  • Makes decisions in a timely, inclusive and strategic way to advance the department and university.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • MD, MD/PhD or PhD.
  • Applicants will have an outstanding track record in scholarship and extramural funding as a principal investigator, as well as demonstrated success in program development and mentoring.
  • Professorial and department appointment will be commensurate with candidate’s research discipline, credentials and achievement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will have excellent communication and team building skills.
  • An entrepreneurial focus is desirable.

Special Instructions Summary

Application:

The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: 

Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: 

Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Additional Instructions:

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

To view this job posting and to apply, please visit: http://uacareers.com/postings/36438

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