Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Center for Comparative Medicine

Search for the Robert Stowell Chair in Experimental Pathology University of California, Davis, Health System Sacramento, California

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, and the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM), are recruiting for a physician- scientist or scientist with national recognition and distinguished scholarship in experimental pathology at the Associate/Full Professor in the Ladder Rank Tenured series or Associate/Full In Residence series to serve as the Robert Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology.  This position is critical to the growth and expansion of research programs within the department, the CCM, and the School of Medicine.  The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department and CCM to new levels of excellence and make a lasting impact within the UC Davis Health System and the UC Davis campus as a whole. The Stowell Endowed Chair has an inital appointment term of 8 years and upon successful review, reappointment for a final 4 year term. This endowment has a maximum term limit of twelve years for holders.

Responsibilities include intellectual leadership in building multi-disciplinary, extramurally-funded research programs focusing on the pathogenesis of human disease using experimental animal models. The successful candidate will spend a minimum of 75% of his/her time in research. Research themes may include, but are not limited to 1) comparative genomics; 2) infectious diseases; 3) vaccine and anti-viral drug development; 4) cancer biology; and 5) neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate is expected to integrate and leverage existing research and clinical programs at UC Davis Health System, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the campus, including the CCM, the California National Primate Center, and the Center for Mouse Biology.  Candidates with accomplished research programs in nonhuman primates and human diseases are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement. Teaching in formal educational programs and mentorship of junior faculty and trainees is required.

Qualification Requirements:   MD, PhD, or MD-PhD;  Candidates must have active extramural research funding that is transferable to UC Davis, a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity including a record of successful mentorship to diverse candidates, the ability to create relationships with commercial partners, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 6, 2016; however, position will be open until filled, but no later than August 15, 2016.  Please forward the following:  (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of clinical, teaching and research background; (3) List of names and contact information for at least five references to:

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