Clinical and Translational Research Support Faculty (Assistant Professor Medicine)
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The University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF-COM) is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the team leading the design, growth and management of clinical and translational research at the College and in collaboration with our partner institutions. The position will be academically housed in the Department of Medicine, and the research support activities will be based in the College’s Office of the Associate Dean for Research. The position is a non-tenure track, assistant professor of medicine appointment.
The UCF-COM has successfully grown multi-disciplinary basic research and our strategic plan now focuses on substantial expansion of investigator-initiated and sponsored human research. In that growth of translation research is a key goal, we seek a candidate with a background in basic science research to assist our wet-lab research Ph.D. faculty in clinical investigations. It is essential that the successful candidate have demonstrable experience in designing, funding, and operationalizing clinical research that met the regulatory requirements of NIH or equivalent funding agencies. There must also be a track record of assisting research faculty collaborate with other state, federal and private institutions. Demonstrable expertise in instructing faculty for their research career development (e.g., being a lecturer for clinical research topics) is necessary.
The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in a fundamental science with the requisite experience and training to be a critical resource for faculty and COM learners (e.g., medical students and residents in our undergraduate and graduate medical education programs) regarding research design, methods, statistical analysis, abstract and manuscript preparation, program evaluation, and grant writing. While the primary role will be to function as a resource, navigator, facilitator, teacher and guide, it does not exclude the possibility of the successful applicant being a member of select research investigation teams (e.g., as a co-investigator). The successful applicant must have experience in clinical and translational research, medical education, and grant writing. This individual must have the scientific knowledge and ability to read and understand research proposals from all disease areas and understand what is required to move a project forward along the research spectrum from early discovery to first-in-human studies and beyond. The applicant will have the ability to assess basic science as well as clinical proposals. In addition, the applicant will be responsible for the management of peer-review groups to evaluate research proposals based on their scientific merit.
The position will serve as a liaison to develop collaborative relationships and partnerships with key external stakeholders (e.g., VA Medical Centers, Nemours Children’s Health, HCA Healthcare) so as to include project leaders, research directors, study teams, investigators, and act as a resource to inter-institutional basic science and clinical research teams. Based on the extent of collaborations with the Orlando VA Medical Center it is possible that this position may become dual-pay with the VA. The applicant will be expected to facilitate, moderate and present at research seminars, study groups and/or other scholarly conferences.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical research, or health-related research; served effectively in research program administration in these fields; and acquiring an understanding of the organizations in which health research is conducted. This experience may be gained as a principal investigator of a grant or contract or may otherwise be gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in a published study, supervising staff, and managing the budget.
The successful applicant must possess the attributes of:
Excellent collaborative skills with demonstrated experience in grant proposal development and manuscript writing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in supervising support staff and processes.
Expertise and proficiency in report writing as well as performing literature reviews.
The successful candidate will need the skillsets and expertise to:
Advance the design, implementation, and operationalization of fundamental, translational and clinical research for both investigator-initiated studies and sponsored studies.
Collaborate with the Manager of Clinical Research to advance research studies.
Support faculty in increasing research funding/grants, both internal & external.
Participate in the development and operationalization of research projects for residents and fellows in our COM graduate medical education programs.
Support the residency programs to develop, increase, and improve quality and quantity of resident scholarship.
Serve as a member of the UCF Institutional Biosafety Committee.
Work with the UCF COM Faculty Affairs and Development team in advancing research development opportunities.
Build collaborative research efforts with UCF healthcare partners as well as among UCF departments at COM and other colleges.
To be considered, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in a fundamental science or closely health-related field from an accredited institution and must have at least 5 years of experience in liaising scientific collaborations/partnerships, project management, budgetary matters, and grant writing/development. The candidate’s scholarly background and experience must be commensurate with the faculty rank of assistant professor of medicine.
There is the strong preference that the applicant will have a Ph.D. in an area of existing clinical and/or research expertise in the COM (e.g., neurobiology/neuroscience, microbiology, oncology) with more than 5 years of experience in liaising scientific collaborations/partnerships, project management, grant writing/development, and instructing on these topics. Experience working in an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) within a medical school is strongly preferred. Experience serving in program management of internal pilot funding mechanisms is preferred. A history of organizing grant reviews with NIH scientific review officers is also preferred.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ . In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload: a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.
NOTE: Please have all three documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Incomplete applications with missing documents cannot be considered.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
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Job Close Date:
Open until filled.
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Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )
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Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
DepartmentCollege of Medicine (COM) - Internal Medicine - Operations
Type of AppointmentRegular
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The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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