Founding Director - Center for Inflammation Science

University of MN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Competitive salary and benefits package, including a 10% employer contribution to retirement
Closing date
Jul 10, 2022

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Life Sciences, Physiology, Health Sciences, Clinical Research
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The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking an outstanding, tenured faculty member as Director of the Center for Inflammation Science.

We seek exceptional faculty candidates with established research programs in the study of inflammation in health and disease, from an integrative molecular to systems physiology perspective. Areas of particular interest include sterile inflammation and innate and adaptive immunology as related to the cardiovascular system, muscle, metabolism, diabetes, obesity, stress and related fields. The Director will lead the Center and articulate the vision, mission and integration of the center within the exceptional academic medical center framework. The Director will be given substantial resources to recruit additional tenure-track faculty members to further grow and strengthen the network of faculty studying inflammation in health and disease, including leading the development of NIH programmatic and center grant initiatives.

The director will be conferred as the Bacaner Endowed Chair in Physiology. Substantial resources, with state-of-the-art research space, is committed to this effort. Successful candidates will have an established and innovative research program that embraces biological complexity and physiology from molecular building blocks to the living organism and human disease. Applicants must have a strong record of research accomplishments, as documented by publications in leading peer-reviewed journals along with an outstanding record of extramural funding. Minimum requirements are a PhD, MD or MD/PhD with tenure at an academic research institution.

The Department is an integral component of outstanding Institutes/Centers including the Center for Immunology, Lillehei Heart Institute, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Institute for the Biology of Aging and Metabolism, Masonic Cancer Center, and Medical Discovery teams, with exceptional on-site research core facilities including the Physiology Core, University Imaging Center, Mouse Genetics Laboratory, and many others. There are also several active and relevant training grant (T32) programs that offer pre- and post-doctoral support for training students and fellows in several areas, including obesity/diabetes, aging, muscle biology and cardiology. Additional information about the department can be found at

To apply, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of programmatic and research goals in response to job opening ID 347727 at Please also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to or Search Committee, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Medical School, 6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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