The Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR: www.urmc.rochester.edu/musculoskeletalresearch.aspx) at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC: www.urmc.rochester.edu) is currently inviting applications for tenure-track faculty as part of its mission to excel in musculoskeletal research and education focused on discovery and translation of innovations that improve human health. Candidates holding PhD or MD/PhD degrees with a demonstrated track-record of research accomplishment in an area relevant to musculoskeletal biology and genomics are invited to apply, with particular emphasis in the areas of cancer biology, cartilage biology, and aging. Applicants making use of genomic/epigenomic approaches, tumor model systems and/or human specimens to address problems of translational relevance are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate will benefit from vibrant graduate/professional training programs and state of the art infrastructure and core facilities, highly collaborative interactions with clinical faculty as well as a strong Institutional commitment to career development.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Orthopaedics (www.urmc.rochester.edu/orthopaedics) are preferred, although outstanding candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels will be given full consideration, with commensurate expectations of research and funding accomplishment. Secondary departmental affiliations will be determined according to best fit.
The successful candidate will join a growing multidisciplinary musculoskeletal research community with ongoing emphases in musculoskeletal development and regenerative biology, bone biology and disease, bone cancer biology, fracture repair, osteoimmunology and infections, cartilage biology and arthritis, tendon repair and regenerative engineering, inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal biomechanics and mechanobiology, musculoskeletal stem cell biology, tissue engineering and targeted cell- and drug-delivery, population health, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. The CMSR is a national leader in musculoskeletal research at the University of Rochester, attracting more than $8.1M in musculoskeletal-directed funding annually. Since 2000, several key programmatic achievements have galvanized the cohesiveness, productivity and international reputation of the CMSR. Significant funds from extramural programmatic support and the success of individual faculty winning federal grants has placed this group among the top 5 NIH-funded orthopaedic research programs since its inception in 2000. By pursuing strategic recruitments aligned with its mission, the CMSR aims to grow the success of this program and continue making strides in basic understanding of musculoskeletal biology, translating discoveries into therapies for orthopaedic problems that critically impact the public health.
The University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent Schools of Arts, Sciences and Engineering are part of a world-class life sciences research campus, providing excellent opportunities for multiple cross-disciplinary interactions and collaborations. The Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics houses the Integrated Nanosystems Center and is a short walk from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Affiliated centers include the Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, the Center for Visual Science, the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation, the Institute for Data Science, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, , the Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, the Institute of Optics, and the Environmental Health and Science Center. Thus, the University of Rochester offers an exceptionally rich environment for translational research, and both clinical and basic science collaboration.
Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #214723 at http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/. Application materials must include a cover letter, a CV, statement of research interests/plans, and PDFs of two or three key publications. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be emailed to Tiffany Totman (Tiffany_totman@urmc.rochester.edu). Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Please address questions to the search committee Chair, Dr. Laura Calvi (Laura_Calvi@URMC.Rochester.edu).