Clinical/Translational Research - Clinical Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Graduate College | Clinical Research

Rush University Graduate College invites applications for a tenure-track position (the appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate level based on the accomplishments of the successful candidate). The ideal candidate will have earned a PhD or an MD and will pursue their clinical, translational, or basic science research preferably by creatively addressing important questions in neuroscience or cancer related fields. The Rush Graduate College offers excellent research facilities, competitive start-up funds, and operational support.  

The incumbent will have experience and expertise in clinical research and will contribute the educational mission of the graduate college by directing the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program (MSCR). The MSCR Program engages students in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research. The Program provides a rigorous academic experience, including hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in, clinical research. Primary responsibilities as Program Director will be curriculum review, student progression and mentoring, as well as facilitating community building, Program identity, and student-faculty interaction. Additional responsibilities include organizing faculty mentoring opportunities and peer mentoring.  

In addition to directing the MSCR Program candidates are encouraged to pursue research and/or clinical responsibilities depending on candidate background.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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