The Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) seeks a candidate to serve as Director of the Division of Surgical Research. The Division of Surgical Research is supported by the Section of Surgical Sciences. Its primary mission is to provide infrastructure that supports the basic and clinical research initiatives of Section faculty. The Division maintains surgical suites for both large and small animals (2,700 sq. ft.), maintains section core equipment resources which include basic microscopy equipment, tissue culture facilities and centrifugation equipment and the Division provides administrative support pre- and post-grant and contract management. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D., D.V.M. and/or M.D. degree and have research interests in surgical studies with laboratory management expertise and administrative experience in a basic science environment. The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of regulatory compliance, experience in grant preparation and submission processes, surgical experience in the animal research environment, and demonstrate willingness to provide supportive infrastructure for research programs throughout the medical center.
The appointment will be in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University within the Section of Surgical Sciences. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine biomedical research program currently ranks 8th among US medical schools in terms of National Institutes of Health peer-reviewed funding, and VUMC received nearly $400 million in public and private funding in 2016. Managing more than 2 million patient visits per year, VUMC is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast. It is situated in Nashville, a city that currently ranks among the top 10 growth centers in the country. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter stating research accomplishments and future goals to James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Surgery for Research.
About Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Managing more than 2 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is among the nation’s top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer review funding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during 2016. The Medical Center is the region’s locus of postgraduate medical education, with over 1,000 residents and fellows training in more than 100 specialty areas. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings as national leaders, with 19 nationally ranked adult and pediatric specialties. Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.