Applications are invited for the position of Executive Associate Director,Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR). The academic appointment of the successful candidate will be in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics or in a clinical department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), depending on qualifications and research interests. Applicants will be considered for ranks of Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, and must have a PhD, MD, or comparable degree with appropriate postdoctoral research experience.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and a record of innovative accomplishments in basic, clinical or population research related to nutrition, obesity and/or related cardiovascular, renal or metabolic diseases. Candidates are expected to have a sustained record of substantial publications in leading journals, extramural research funding, and a well-defined research vision. A highly competitive salary and excellent start-up package will be provided.
The MCOR is a multidisciplinary center at UMMC and is leading a state-wide effort to translate research results into programs that prevent and more effectively treat obesity and related metabolic diseases. The MCOR offers outstanding core facilities and generous laboratory space in the new state-of-the-art Arthur C. Guyton Research Center. UMMC has a large, diverse patient population and is the home of the Jackson Heart Study, an NIH-sponsored study of risk factors for cardiovascular, renal and metabolic disease in >5300 African Americans. There is a large group of prominent, NIH-funded researchers working in the area of obesity-associated cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases who offer outstanding mentoring for young investigators and excellent opportunities for collaboration. The Department ranked 4th in total NIH funding among all physiology departments the past year and its members serve in leadership positions of multiple professional societies. The MCOR currently receives funding from two major NIH center grants that provide resources for core facilities, grants for new investigators, and pilot grants. Additional information about the Department of Physiology & Biophysics can be found at https://www.umc.edu/physiology/ and information about the MCOR can be found at: http://www.umc.edu/mcor/. An overview of UMMC can be found at: https://www.umc.edu/UMMC/About-Us/About-Us-Overview.html
Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs, including bariatric surgery and weight management programs. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with University Hospital.
Jackson and the surrounding communities have a moderate climate, low housing costs, excellent schools and numerous recreational opportunities. Applicants should send, via email attachments (PDF or Word files), their curriculum vitae, including publications and current extramural research funding, to Dr. John E. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.
Applicants will be considered for ranks of Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications, and must have a PhD, MD, or comparable degree with appropriate postdoctoral research experience.