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The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University was established in 2012 and houses a cutting-edge molecular medicine research unit. We are currently seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area cardiac biology and disease. Candidates with current independent funding are preferred. We seek scientists with a basic science or translational research focus in cardiac disease and molecular therapeutic approaches. Preference will be for experience with metabolism and epigenetics. This position will complement and synergize with ongoing basic, translational and clinical research programs in the CTM and across Temples Medical campus. The CTM occupies the 9th floor (over 25, 000 sq ft of open lab space) of the Medical Education and Research Building. The Center currently has multi-disciplinary research interests in gene and stem cell therapy, cardiac and pulmonary signaling, heart failure, and mitochondrial pathobiology with research cores supporting imaging, gene therapy/vectors, bioenergetics, and surgery/physiology. Qualified candidates should have an MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree, and a strong academic record. Academic appointment is available at all levels and competitive packages will be offered based on qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita with complete contact information, and letters of interest to the address below. Contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.

Walter J. Koch, PhD, William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology, and Professor and Director, Center for Translational Medicine; C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention,Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu Phone: 215-707-4419.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.