Director of Research

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Hospital for Children
Galveston, Texas
Mar 03, 2021
Apr 02, 2021
Full Time

Director of Research

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Hospital for Children

Galveston, Texas

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Shriners Hospital for Children, Galveston is seeking a Director of Research to manage and guide, clinical and basic science and pediatric research, based principally in the Shriners Hospital for Children.

The University of Texas Medical Branch - UTMB Health is a multibillion-dollar health science center comprised of four schools, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. For 125 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit serving its students, its patients, and the people of Texas.

The Shriners Hospital for Children (Texas) is a 30-bed non-profit pediatric burn and orthopedic hospital, research, and teaching center located on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. This facility is part of a 22-hospital system, it is one of two Shriner's Hospitals that offer burn and orthopedic care and consists of an intensive care unit with 15 acute beds and a reconstruction and  plastic surgery unit with 15 reconstruction beds along with 3 operating rooms. This hospital which was completed in 1992 also holds a 163-seat auditorium, a motion analysis center, research & rehabilitation facilities and a skywalk directly linking the hospital with UTMB's John Sealy and Children's hospitals.

Position Requirements:

The Director of Research should have a PhD and/or MD degree at the Full-Professor rank (or eligible to be ranked as Full-Professor) with experience in clinical trial participation and research related to children. They should possess experience in administrating research processes and regulations, ideally in more than one area of interest. Significant experience with mentoring and career development of mentees is also preferable. The candidate's particular area of research interest should align within one or more of the clinical interests at the Shriner's facility, which includes pediatric burns and critical care, orthopedics, rehabilitation science, motion analysis, plastic and reconstructive surgery including craniofacial abnormalities, and rehabilitation.

This will be a full-time faculty position with majority of their time dedicated to the Director role. The balance of their time being dedicated to other activities. The details of these roles can be negotiated. The selected candidate need not specialize in burns or orthopedics, the main focus of this role will be dedicated to Research. In addition, some clinical activity or education outside of the Shriners Hospital for Children will be allowed.

Income Package: A negotiable starting salary is based upon academic rank, experience and educational background. UTMB also offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program and a relocation allowance.

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Interested candidates should submit a detailed Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: Skott Harrington via email, Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.