Scientific Director/Endowed Chair of Research, Dept. of Pediatrics

Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine is seeking a highly qualified, senior faculty member for an advanced academic rank position with an administrative appointment as the Scientific Director and Endowed Chair of Research for the Department of Pediatrics and for the CMU/University Pediatricians (UPeds) Clinical Research Institute. The ideal candidate will advance the research mission of the College and will assist in expanding the current clinical and translational research located in Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This position will be located in the Detroit Metro area. Ideal candidates will have a history of serving as Principal Investigator on federal and non-federal grants/awards/contracts, and a well-developed research program that fosters collaborations between basic, translational, and clinical science faculty. While all areas of research will be considered, collaborative opportunities exist in neuroscience, mitochondrial biology, cancer biology, diabetes, and health services and outcomes research. The Scientific Director will be the incumbent of the Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research funded by The Children’s Foundation. The primary purpose of the endowment is to support pediatric research at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Central Michigan University through the research and educational activities of the CMU/UPeds Clinical Research Institute.

As the Scientific Director, the candidate will serve as mentor to junior faculty, fellows, and residents and provide guidance and expertise in writing grants and manuscripts for publication. The Scientific Director will work closely with the Children’s Foundation to promote, fund raise, and champion the CMU/UPeds Clinical Research Institute. He/she will work closely with the Executive Director of the Clinical Research Institute to help ensure that the needs of the research community are met and that the services are of high standard. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of independent extramural funding and administrative experience.

CMU College of Medicine encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minorities to apply. The College of Medicine provides competitive salary and benefits, and support for an externally funded research program.

Required Qualifications

• Doctoral degree, PhD or MD/DO or other terminal degree in a medically relevant discipline. MD/PhD preferred.
• Experience administering and collaborating on grant and research related programs.
• Experience with independent design and conduct of research consistent with discipline(s). 
• History of external funding and publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals.
• Strong collaborative and communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity. 
• Candidate must meet criteria for advance rank (Associate or Professor) at CMU College of Medicine
• Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of independent extramural funding and administrative experience.

To Apply:  CMU CMED encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply. Applications must be submitted on-line at: Keyword College of Medicine. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until filled. Electronically attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research/scholarly interest, and a list of three professional references, including phone numbers and email addresses. Questions can be directed to Sarah Whitman, Search Committee Coordinator,, 989-774-7213.

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