Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Tenure-Track Faculty (Cardiac Biology and Disease)- Center for Translational Medicine

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 year ago(11/4/2021 8:23 AM)
Specialty Area
Center for Translational Medicine-Basic Science

Summary of Position

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. 


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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:  michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu Phone: 215-707-5666


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).


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.


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