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Merritt, Hawkins & Associates

Kansas City, Kansas

Full Time

Job Description & Requirements
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Anesthesiology in Kansas
StartDate: ASAP

Merritt Hawkins, the nations premiere academic physician search firm, in partnership with the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) invites applications for the position of Vice Chair of Research at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is the regions premier academic medical center with nationally ranked programs in Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Neurosciences. The Department of Anesthesiology seeks to become a leading destination for clinician scientists within the field through expansion of research programs and increasing external funding. The current research portfolio includes programs in pain medicine, cardiovascular, cancer pain, neurosciences, perioperative medicine outcome, and informatics. Collaborative institutional research is supported by 29 research cores and 31 centers and institutes. Lab space and additional resources are available for an incoming candidate.

The Vice Chair of Research will provide leadership, direction and supervision over all departmental research activities in conjunction with the Chair of Anesthesiology. The Vice Chair of Research will be responsible for:
  • Driving growth and collaboration within the department and externally
  • Facilitating and executing the departments research strategic plan
  • Assisting with ongoing recruitment and development of research faculty
  • Partnering with the School of Medicine and KUMC administration to meet and exceed our research mission and values

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Familiarity with NIH and grant funding systems with a demonstrated record of extramural funding
  • Experience with submitting and executing novel investigative studies
  • History of successful programmatic oversight including faculty and investigator mentorship and the management of a research team, budget and space plan
  • Terminal doctoral degree in a basic or clinical science: PhD, MD, or a combined MD/PhD
  • Primary focus on basic, translational, and/or clinical research within the realm of the broad specialty of anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, pain medicine, and critical care

The University of Kansas Health System is a 784 bed general medical and surgical facility which consistently earns national recognition for outstanding quality and safety. Recent awards include receiving US News & World Reports Best Hospital Designation for the 10th consecutive year in 11 different specialties, along with recognition as Best Hospital in Kansas City for the 7th time, and Best Hospital in Kansas for the 5th time. The University of Kansas Medical Center is located in Kansas City, a bi-state region of greater than 2 million MSA population which offers a diverse culture, robust arts scene, and access to world class professional sporting events.

The University of Kansas Health System is an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a persons race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Required Qualifications
PhD, MD, or MD/PhD
Associate Professor or Professor

Job Benefits

About the Company
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nations leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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