The University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center seeks up to two junior faculty members for our Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholar Program at the Assistant Professor level on either a tenure- or flex-track beginning in the Spring of 2022. Individuals engaged in all types of clinical and translational research – from molecular to community and population level investigations – relevant to the Departments of Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Population Health are encouraged to apply. The successful Scholar candidate will have 75% of their effort committed to their research and 25% committed to other duties. MD, PhD, MD/PhD, Pharm D and equivalent candidates, who have motivation and interest to become independently funded in clinical and translational research, are encouraged to apply.
The goal of the KL2 Scholar Program is to enhance the career development and training of junior faculty in multidisciplinary, team research with the overarching goal of promoting clinical and translational investigation that will improve health and prevent disease. Candidates will be expected to aggressively pursue extramural funding while in the program. The Program will train and foster the career development of junior faculty to become the next generation of researchers who will perform clinical and translational investigation in multidisciplinary, collaborative research settings.
The Scholar will be known as a Clinical and Translational Science Center Scholar. The program will include an educational component tailored to the individual scholar in order to strengthen competencies in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical and translational research. This opportunity will use the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Program Award (KL2) mechanism. Awards will be made for up to five years. The earliest anticipated start date is April 2022.
The successful candidate will be able to become a faculty member in one of the following School of Medicine departments: Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, or in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Population Health. This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law.
Eligibility (per NIH Guidelines):
- The position is open to health professionals with degrees that include MD, PhD, MD/PhD, Pharm D or equivalent.
- Applicants must have the ability to obtain the appropriate licensure in the State of New Mexico.
- Candidates for this Scholar Program must be an existing or prospective junior faculty member, with a terminal degree in their chosen field.
- A minimum of 2 years of post-terminal degree research experience (i.e. post-doc, fellowship, etc.) is required.
- Applicants may not simultaneously submit or have pending an application for any other PHS mentored career development award (e.g., K07, K08, K22, K23) that duplicates any of the provisions of the K component. Former or current PDs/PIs on any NIH research project grant (this does not include NIH Small Grants (R03), Exploratory/ Developmental (R21) or SBIR, STTR (R43, R44 grants)) or equivalent non-PHS peer reviewed research grants that are over $100,000 direct costs per year, or project leaders on sub-projects of program project (P01) or center grants (P50) are NOT eligible to participate as scholars.
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents
- Quality, appropriateness and amount of previous training
- Quality, clarity, significance and innovation of the Scientific Plan
- Number and Quality of authored publications
- Likelihood of receiving external funding in 3 years
- Commitment to a career in clinical translational research
- Appropriateness of experience and education in relation to the position focus area
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
UNM is an EEO/AA Employer.
For complete details or to apply, visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu Reference Req17126. For best consideration, apply by: November 15, 2021. This position will remain open until filled. UNM’s confidentiality policy, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at https://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-5/5-7.html