Muscular Dystrophy PhD Program Faculty - School of Medicine(F68620)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

Mission or Goal of Unit: The mission of the Department of Neurology is to provide state of the art comprehensive patient centered neurological care for adults and children, perform translational and clinical research to further understanding of disease mechanisms and develop new treatments, and train the next generation of neurologists and clinical neuroscientists. The Department of Neurology is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Department faculty have a responsibility to provide service to their profession and our community.

Chief Purpose of this position: The Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Program (MDTRP) within the Department of Neurology is seeking a full-time member designed to grow the basic and translational elements of the program. In this role, the faculty member would take the lead on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of the muscular dystrophies and potential modifiers of disease progression with a goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches.

Position Responsibilities:

Faculty member will have the opportunity to supervise and teach graduate students from Human and Molecular Genetics or related disciplines.

The Muscular Dystrophy Translational Research Program (MDTRP) is engaged in clinical and translation research projects. The faculty member will be expected to participate in, and when appropriate lead, clinical research and clinical trials.

Faculty member will serve on departmental, School of Medicine, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field, e.g. reviewer, conference organizer, etc.

Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.)

Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of graduate work (PhD)
  • Minimum of 2 years of post doctoral work in an RNA laboratory.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research focus in the muscular dystrophies
Position Type: Faculty
Full time equivalent: Full Time
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: Neurology

Salary: Commensurate

ORP Eligility: Yes

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Erin Krevonick
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 804-827-1577

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