Imaging Core Director

Richmond, Virginia
March 28 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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Virginia Commonwealth University Microscopy Core Director



The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position to be offered at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in a tenure-eligible track. The successful candidate will have broad experience in the development and/or application of modern microscopic methods, preferably in the context of a program of externally-funded original research. In addition to research, a key responsibility will be to provide directorial oversight for an institutionally designated Microscopy Core Facility containing state-of-the-art confocal, super-resolution, multi-photon, scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Duties as director will include oversight of imaging technicians associated with the facility.

The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in a School of Medicine department most suited to his or her research focus, and will be expected to engage in independent and/or collaborative externally-funded research. He or she will participate in the training of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students conducting research. Applicants must possess a PhD, DMV, MD, or equivalent degree and have appropriate post-doctoral training, with emphasis on the use and application of modern imaging tools. The ideal candidate will be experienced in directing an imaging facility, with a track record of grant submissions to support original research and procure multi-user imaging equipment. Experience with both advanced light and EM modalities is a strongly preferred qualification. Candidates will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or will commit to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

The salary and start-up package offered for this position are competitive. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, name, address, email address and telephone number of three professional references, and a statement indicating their background and abilities in the area of modern imaging, while also detailing their research interests and goals at Direct inquiries to Michael Donnenberg MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training, VCU School of Medicine, Applications will be reviewed beginning April 28, 2017, and will be considered until the position is filled.

VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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