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Research Plastic Surgery Assistant Professor

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

Research Plastic Surgery Assistant Professor


A suitable Research Faculty Member will play a crucial role in conducting innovative plastic surgical research projects related to wound healing and nerve regeneration, contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge, and promoting evidence-based practices in the field of plastic surgery. The successful candidate will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams across the School of Medicine, engage in translational research, write applications for extramural research funding, and disseminate research findings through publications and presentations. Opportunities to participate in veteran-related research studies are also available.

Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biology, or a related field from an accredited US institution with up to 3 years of post-graduation research experience. Candidate must have a track record in conducting medical research and/or successfully applying for and receiving grants. Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, collaborating with clinicians, healthcare professionals, and research study personnel.

  • Innovation and Critical Thinking: Proactive approach to clinical research, willingness to explore innovative research approaches, and ability to think critically and creatively. Ability to develop research questions, plan multidisciplinary projects focused on wound healing and nerve regeneration.
  • Research Leadership: Lead and conduct cutting-edge research in plastic surgery, focusing on wound healing and nerve regeneration.
  • Grant Success: Pursue independent grant funding as a Principal Investigator or co-investigator.
  • Ethical Understanding: Strong understanding of ethical considerations in research involving human participants and animal research.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ability to adhere to and provide oversight of institutional and regulatory guidelines.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
  • Funding Acquisition: Secure external funding through grant writing and proposal submissions within the 3-year period of appointment.
  • Publication and Presentation: Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.
  • Clinical Research Collaboration (if applicable): Provide clinical research support to clinical trials.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and external partners.
  • Professional Development: Stay abreast of advancements in the field through continuous professional development.
  • Staff Supervision: Supervise and mentor research staff, ensuring compliance with research protocols.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in community outreach and public education initiatives at the departmental, university, and committee levels.

    Full-time with flexible hours to accommodate the qualified candidate.

    Please submit application, along with CV, cover letter, and sample of recent proposal submission or summary of current research to:

    For Questions please email:

    The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

    Department: 00262 - Plastic & Reconstruct Surgery
    City: Salt Lake City, UT
    Track: Non Tenure Track
    Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes
    Requisition Number: PRN03599F

    To apply, visit

    All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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