The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University was established in 2012 and houses a cutting-edge molecular medicine research unit. We are currently seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area cardiac biology and disease. Candidates with current independent funding are preferred. We seek scientists with a basic science or translational research focus in cardiac disease and molecular therapeutic approaches. Preference will be for experience in the following areas: (1) intra-organ communication including cardiac tissue with immune cells; (2) cardiac calcium signaling including intracellular communication and filament regulation; (3) cardiac epigenetics; and (4) cardiac cell death and metabolism. This position will complement and synergize with ongoing basic, translational and clinical research programs in the CTM and across Temple’s Medical campus. The CTM occupies the 9th floor (over 25, 000 sq ft of open lab space) of the Medical Education and Research Building. The Center currently has multi-disciplinary research interests in gene and stem cell therapy, cardiac and pulmonary signaling, heart failure, and mitochondrial pathobiology with research cores supporting imaging, gene therapy/vectors, bioenergetics, and surgery/physiology. Interested candidates should have an MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree, and a strong academic record. Academic appointment is available at all levels and competitive packages will be offered based on qualifications.
Procedure for Candidacy
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.
Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.
Please address your application to: Walter J. Koch, PhD, Director, Center for Translational Medicine, C/O Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Office of Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: email@example.com Phone: 215-707-5666
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.
Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.
Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.
We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.