Open Rank Faculty - Translational Neuroscience - FIU Center for Translational Science

Employer
Florida International University
Location
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
November 17 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university. FIU is focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Florida International University (FIU) is in the midst of a major expansion to become a TOP50 public research university. Translational Neuroscience is an area of immediate interest to strengthen our successful FIU-Emerging Preeminent Program - Brain, Behavior & the Environment. We invite applications to fill a full-time faculty position at the newly acquired FIU Center for Translational Science (FIU-CTS) in Port St. Lucie, Florida. FIU-CTS is seeking to appoint a number of faculty positions in all ranks. This location is adjacent to the Cleveland Clinic newly established Florida Research and Innovation Center, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Candidates will be able to develop joint and collaborative research in FIU-Cleveland Clinic research programs.

Successful candidates will hold a primary position at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work in the department of Environmental Health Sciences where the Brain, Behavior & the Environment program is located and will be part of the FIU-Translational Research Center at Port St Lucie. Florida. Successful candidates are expected to have and maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations), and to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  An attractive salary and start-up package are available to faculty with significant research funding. The FIU-CTS in Port St. Lucie, Florida is approximately a 2-hr drive from the FIU Modesto Maidique main campus in Miami, FL. Teleconference and seminar facilities are available to maintain close communication and collaboration amongst faculty, students, and staff. The cities of Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines and West Palm Beach are attractive and vibrant family-oriented communities with excellent school systems and housing.

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work: Stempel College is a US News & World Report TOP50 recognized public universities school of Public Health. It houses the department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, and Health Policy & Management as well as the FIU-Emerging Preeminent Program in Brain, Behavior & the Environment (BBE). The BBE program is focused in understanding the impact of environmental pollutants on neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Other areas of research involve neuroinflammation, developmental effects of environmental pollutants and brain cancer. Stempel college has experienced an exponential growth in its research funding base and looks forward to the development of a cohesive and collaborative group of basic and translational neuroscience research to provide impactful solutions to the neurological disorders that our communities face today.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516691 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and submit a cover letter stating interest in conducting research at FIU-CTS, a curriculum vitae that includes information on past and current extramural funding, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, preferably as a single pdf file. Candidates may be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references as determined by the search committee.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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