Job Description

Assistant Professor of CTSC

Posting Numberreq6603
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentResearch Initiatives (731E)
Academic LocationSchool of Medicine
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico's Clinical and Translational Science Center seeks a junior faculty member for our Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholar Program at the Assistant Professor level in an open rank on either a tenure- or flex-track beginning in the Spring of 2019. Individuals engaged in all types of clinical and translational research relevant to the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, Departments of Internal Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, or Pediatrics 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. Applicants will be entering on a flex or tenure-track.

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 2019.

The successful candidate will be able to become a faculty member in the in one of the following departments: Internal Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Pharmacy, Nursing, or Pediatrics. This position is subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
Application Instructions1. Please submit a cover letter including your current affiliation or position, a short description of your reasons for applying to the KL2 program, the title of your proposed research, declaration that you are a US citizen or permanent resident and declaration that you do not have a pending application/submission for any other PHS mentored career development award (e.g., K07, K08, K22,K23). If selected for interview, you will be required to submit a full research plan for a proposed KL2 research project to be presented during the interview process.2. Attach a curriculum vitae3. Attach a research plan for a clinical and translational research project to include Specific Aims and Research Strategy (up to 3 pages).4. Include in your list of references 3 individuals; 1 or more of which have current or past NIH support who can speak to your commitment to a clinical and translational research career.5. Attach up to 3 of your recent publications that best support your research plan.Please note that your application will NOT be considered complete until all of the following is received:* Complete application that includes all of the associated documents loaded (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, recent publications)* Research plan for a clinical and translational research project Questions related to this posting may be directed to Jennifer Sanchez, HSC Office of Research,

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/1/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

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