FACULTY POSITION: Interdisciplinary, Translational Researcher in Substance Abuse/Addictions
Wayne State University
Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for an interdisciplinary, translational researcher in substance abuse/addictions, to begin as soon as possible. Applicants may enter at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level and may receive tenure, tenure-track, or research-track appointment based on credentials. This position carries an outstanding and highly competitive package.
This position is part of a major research faculty hiring initiative at WSU (led by the Vice President for Research) focused at the new, state-of-the-art Integrated Biosciences Center (IBio) but extending across the entire university. The IBio facility is at the forefront of team science-based growth and collaboration in community-focused brain and behavioral health, as well as other key public health areas. A second exciting new initiative is the Translational Neuroscience Institute, a campus-wide effort to expand the outstanding existing core of neuroscience research and training that includes substance abuse/addictions.
Responsibilities of this position include conducting exemplary interdisciplinary research in substance abuse/ addictions including obtaining external funding and publishing findings; education/training with fellows, residents and medical students; and contributing to clinical treatment operations. This position is strongly supported by well-equipped and staffed core facilities (e.g. Clinical Research Services Center, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genomics, metabolomics), clinical and preclinical research laboratories, research-dedicated 3T MRI and PET scanners, outpatient treatment programs, and research administrative services (IRB, grants management, technology transfer).
Priority will be given to applicants with current external funding and/or specialization in addiction psychiatry/ medicine. Applicants should ideally have a U.S. medical degree or equivalent (M.D. or D.O.), with post-doctoral credentialing in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine, licensure (or license-eligible) to practice in the State of Michigan and DEA licensure. Alternatively, we will consider externally-funded Ph.D. applicants with post-doctoral training in substance abuse/addiction biology and therapy. We seek individuals with excellent potential to develop inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches. Applicants with cross-cutting programmatic interests in the neurosciences (e.g. brain imaging, epigenetics), chronic pain, prescription drug misuse, integrated behavioral healthcare, pharmacotherapies, stressors and psychiatric comorbidities, special populations (e.g. at-risk youth, elderly, HIV/AIDS, pregnant females, metabolic diseases) or health equity/disparities will provide synergy with faculty expertise and activities.
The faculty member will have a primary office in IBio and will be integrated with scientific teams, and appointed in department(s) and colleges, that are consistent with his/her areas of training, expertise and shared interests. Additional office/lab space in the appointed department(s) is negotiable. Successful candidates will exhibit leadership potential, creativity and initiative, high ethical responsibility, strong ability to work collaboratively, and translating knowledge to practice to improve health equity. A record of scholarly output and/or intention is required as a WSU faculty member. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The faculty member will receive careful mentorship.
IBio is a campus-wide resource and focal point, but researchers from WSU School of Medicine departments (e.g. Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences) are significant stakeholders, and the Psychiatry Chair is leading the Translational Neuroscience Initiative. The WSU School of Medicine is well connected with the on-site NIH Perinatal Research Branch (PRB), Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI; a highly ranked comprehensive cancer center), and other WSU Colleges (Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences) and Institutes/Centers (Cardiovascular Research, Environmental Health Sciences, Gerontology, Merrill Palmer Skillman [lifespan], Molecular Medicine & Genetics, NanoBioScience), the John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Henry Ford Health Systems, and the University of Michigan. WSU is a Carnegie-I research university, and has the largest medical school in the U.S. on one campus including several adjacent affiliated healthcare facilities (Children’s Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper Hospital, Hutzel Hospital, KCI, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, University Health Center, and VAMC).
Candidates should send a current CV, a letter describing areas of expertise and vision statement, and a list of 3 references for letters of support to: Mark Greenwald, PhD, Chair of Search Committee, Associate Chair–Research, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, Suite 2A, 3901 Chrysler Service Drive, Detroit, MI 48201. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. WSU is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and the diversity of its faculty and staff. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are highly competitive.