Associate Director & Assistant/Associate Prof - Jax Aging Studies Ctr. (55059)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 25, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UF COMJ) is excited to announce the recruitment of a tenure-track faculty candidate to be the Associate Director of the NIH funded Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT).

The individual recruited to this position will have the opportunity to lead the expansion of JAX-ASCENT and advance highly translational research on aging and independence of older adults. In addition, JAX ASCENT provides the unique opportunity to leverage the diverse population in the Jacksonville area to address specific research questions around health disparities affecting racial minorities and people of low socioeconomic status. Related to this, the UF COMJ is dedicated to advancing medicine and population health through innovation and research that focuses on a wide variety of health-related issues. The UF COMJ boasts a robust funding portfolio, experienced staff, collaborative faculty as well as advanced research infrastructure including the Center for Data Solutions, Center for Research Training and the Office of Research Affairs.

Candidates interested in applying should be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with a strong background in the field of clinical translational research on aging. Moreover, competitive candidates will be those with a clear track record of independent extramural funding and peer reviewed publications. JAX-ASCENT provides a strong collaborative environment across all departments and services on the Jacksonville campus, as well as with the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging in Gainesville. JAX-ASCENT has a strong infrastructure, start-up funding, and staffing to support the success of early stage investigators, including a strong mentoring system, shared equipment, and other executive support.

Success with respect to the role as Associate Director will be based on candidates ability to develop new innovative clinical translational research on aging-related projects, oversee existing projects, facilitate cross-campus collaborations within both UF-Jacksonville and UF-Gainesville, as well as train and supervise post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.

Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.

Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. Mothers-to-be can soon deliver their babies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit .

Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

The candidate should have a strong track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding in the area of clinical translational research on aging and have a faculty rank of Assistant Professor or higher. Interested applicants must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.

Preferred candidates will have a research career focused on age-related illness, disability, and inflammations; with proven experience with geriatric communities. Preferred applicants will have participated in NIH funded projects as PI, Co-PI or Co-investigator levels. Preferred applicants will demonstrate the ability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate for a range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications. Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills that foster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team; with the ability to handle multiple projects.

Review of applications will start on October 25, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Please upload Cover Letter and CV with application.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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