Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) located on the Centennial Biomedical Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina invites applications for position of Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR). The College seeks an exceptional individual who can lead the established CCMTR to become a globally important participant in collaborative, translational research.
NC State University
Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University (NC State) is an institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension and engagement. It is the largest university in the state, with nearly 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. The University is a public, land-grant institution with particular strengths in science and technology. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 31 universities nationwide with both “very high” research activity and one of the first universities in the nation to be awarded the Carnegie community engagement designation. NC State consistently ranks among the nation’s top public universities and best higher-education values.
College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is located at the center of a new Centennial Biomedical Campus that includes the recently opened Randall B Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, a thriving, state of the art veterinary hospital that provides clinical expertise and case material for translational research. The CCMTR has a clinical trials core that is active within the Terry Center. Future building plans for the Centennial Biomedical Campus will capitalize on collaborations between industry and academia to facilitate development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics. In addition, NCSU’s location in Raleigh provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry, other universities and academic medical centers, including Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as government agencies such as EPA and NIEHS; all located within a 25 mile radius.
The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for directing the CCMTR, while maintaining an independently funded research program. The CCMTR, comprising eight research and three service cores, and representing over 100 faculty in 19 academic departments across six colleges and two universities, engages in collaborative approaches for the comparative study of diseases. The mission of the CCMTR is to enhance collaborative, translational, interdisciplinary approaches for the comparative study of animal and human diseases and to facilitate the movement of innovative discoveries from the bench to the clinics for both animal and human medicine. The members of the center recognize that complex issues affecting human and animal health are better addressed by interdisciplinary, “one medicine” approaches that combine both clinical and non-clinical expertise. This includes interactions between different laboratories as well as collaborations with private groups. The ability to provide unique animal models, unique training and expertise, and an environment of innovation will facilitate the development of novel strategies to diagnose and treat human and animal disease. In addition, one of the goals of the center is to establish cooperative agreements with industrial partners in areas of mutual interest. Currently, the CCMTR has established collaborative relationships with Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and has an active NIH-funded training program grant.
The successful candidate should be a senior scientist (Full Professor or equivalent preferred, but not essential) with a demonstrated record of animal research accomplishment and experience in providing programmatic organization and leadership. DVM, MD, PhD or equivalent degree is required. The responsibilities of the Director of the CCMTR include:
- To enhance interactions between clinical and non-clinical faculty at the CVM, and between faculty at the CVM and other colleges at NCSU.
- To provide leadership in short- and long-term planning for the center and represent the CCMTR to stakeholders within and outside the University.
- To encourage, facilitate, and contribute towards the continued development of the Centennial Biomedical Campus at NCSU, click here to see the Centennial Biomedical Campus Development and Design Guidelines.
- To establish and support collaborative relationships between the CCMTR and other units across NCSU, the UNC system, the Research Triangle Park, and other universities and industries, locally and globally.
- To develop teams for submission of training grants, program project grants and center grants.
- To work with relevant postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate programs to ensure that research and educational opportunities at the CCMTR are maximized.
- To assist with recruiting of exceptional faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
- To develop and implement a rigorous review process for evaluating the performance of research and service cores.
- To maintain a vigorous, independently funded research program.
Raleigh is situated in central North Carolina, and both beach and mountain communities are within a one-day drive. The Triangle community of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill has been cited as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. The quality of life in Central North Carolina is excellent, with many stimulating cultural, sporting and outdoor activities. The local public school system is excellent.
The application should be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/5442 to complete the Applicant Profile. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names and addresses of three references the committee may contact.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 23rd, 2012 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Natasha Olby, Chair, Search Committee firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 513-8286
AA/EOE In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should contact Beth Buck at email@example.com or (919) 513-6308.
Rewards & Benefits
- Health Benefits
- Retirement & Financial Planning
- Relocation Assistance
- Tuition Waiver Program
- Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
- Childcare Resources
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