RESEARCH FACULTY POSITION IN DIABETES, OBESITY, AND METABOLISM

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
Negotiable based on qualifications and experience
Posted
August 01 2018
Ref
Science 082018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh seeks MD, MD/PhD, or PhD scientists for full-time, tenure stream, academic faculty positions (Assistant to Full Professor) in the fields of obesity, diabetes, metabolism, nutrition, and/or metabolic disease prevention. All types or research in these areas will be considered (basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, health outcomes). Physician scientists and candidates with inter/multidisciplinary research programs are particularly desirable. Successful candidates will have a history of academic research scholarship, a strong publication record, and a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding from government, foundation, and/or industry sources.

The University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated Medical Center (UPMC) are leaders in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. As evidence of its academic and research excellence, the University of Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked in the top 5 institutions in the nation for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. In addition, UPMC was ranked 8th in the nation for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism according to the 2017 US News and World Report rankings. Research in the fields of obesity, diabetes, and metabolism are particularly strong. Multidisciplinary collaborative research in these areas is facilitated by Institutes and Centers that cover virtually all aspects of metabolism including  the University of Pittsburgh’s Diabetes Institutes (UPDI), Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (http://www.upmc.com/Services/bariatrics/Pages/default.aspx), Center for Metabolism and Mitochondrial Medicine (http://www.vmi.pitt.edu/c3m/index.html), Healthy Lifestyles Institute (https://www.lifestyleinstitute.pitt.edu/), Vascular Medicine Institute (http://www.vmi.pitt.edu/), Aging Institute, and Liver Research Center (http://www.livercenter.pitt.edu/), among others.  

In addition to the above research strengths, the research mission is further supported by T32 training programs funded by the National Institutes of Health. This includes the highly successful T32 training program in Endocrinology and Metabolism, which has been in place for over four decades (http://www.endocrineresearchtraining.pitt.edu/index.html). Together, these resources provide a rich environment for research, training, and academic excellence.

Successful applicants will receive a primary appointment in the Division of Endocrinology (https://www.dept-med.pitt.edu/endo/) within the Department of Medicine (https://www.dept-med.pitt.edu/index.html). The academic appointment at the University of Pittsburgh will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievement. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Erin E. Kershaw, MD, Chief of Endocrinology, care of Chelsea Dempsey (email: cad183@pitt.edu).

Pitt/UPMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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