Faculty Position in Cardiovascular Sciences

Virginia Tech
Roanoke, Virginia
June 20 2019
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Faculty Position in Cardiovascular Sciences

Virginia Tech (https://vt.edu/) is recruiting to fill tenure-track open rank faculty positions in cardiovascular sciences. The newly recruited faculty members will be part of a major initiative to expand the existing cardiovascular biomedical research team at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (FBRI) at Virginia Tech Carilion (https://research.vtc.vt.edu/) located on the Health Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke, Virginia.

The research institute, led by Dr. Michael J. Friedlander and located in a 100,000 purpose designed facility is entering its tenth year with over 25 research teams, 350 employees and students with over $125M in extramural research funding. A new 140,000 SF research building representing a $90M investment from the state, Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic and major additional investments from the university including a transformative $50M gift to the research institute, will open in spring of 2020. The new building will house state-of-the art labs and core facilities including those for in vitro, laboratory animal model, human subject and computational based research programs - high field (9.4T) MRI, micro PET, surgical research suites, metabolic chambers, scanning block face EM, full molecular biology, cellular imaging, histology, data analytics and research participant monitoring core facilities. Recruitment of outstanding faculty in cardiovascular sciences will build on existing research strengths in cardiomyocyte coupling, drug development, sudden cardiac death, arrhythmogenesis and vascular remodeling and regulation.  Faculty will be embedded in a transdisciplinary research environment that will include additional new teams of investigators focused on metabolism and obesity, infectious disease/immunology, neuroscience and body-device interfaces and comparative oncology.

Applicants for all positions should have an earned Doctorate (PhD, MD, DVM or combined degrees), postdoctoral research experience in cardiovascular science, a demonstrated record of accomplishment of substantial research productivity through major publications and either active major extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or strong evidence of the likelihood of obtaining such funding in the near term. The new faculty will join the FRBRI’s highly successful and nationally regarded Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research (CHRMR) led by Dr. Robert Gourdie (https://research.vtc.vt.edu/heart_center/). Collaborations will be encouraged within CHRMR, with the other groups at the FBRI and across Virginia Tech and with clinical colleagues at the adjacent Carilion Clinic, including the division of cardiology under the direction of Dr. David Sane.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a high-quality, extramurally-funded research program and participate in teaching and mentoring of graduate students as well as mentoring of undergraduate and medical students. Highly competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided.

Faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of students to work with them in their research program. Specifically, Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students with graduate programs in multiple biomedical disciplines including Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath (http://www.tbmh.vt.edu), Molecular and Cellular Biology (https://www.mcb.vt.edu), Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (https://beam.vt.edu/graduate.html) and Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/academics/bmvs/). In addition, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (https://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/) is one of the nation’s most research intensive allopathic medical schools where every medical student carries out a four year hypothesis-driven research project under faculty mentorship.

The FBRI at VTC is located in Roanoke, Virginia and is a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research-intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. The research institute is located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, NC.

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in mid-summer of 2019. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future research plan, and statement of teaching/mentoring philosophy at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # TR0190068. Also, have at least three references post their letters of support to the same site.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions and encourages applications from under-represented backgrounds.  Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- https://www.inclusive.vt.edu/ serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.