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The Saban Research Institute at Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, seeks to hire an outstanding scientist at the rank of associate professor (tenure track). The candidate must have substantial experience in human imaging, with specific expertise in structural and functional imaging, mass spectroscopy, with an emphasis on imaging in infants and toddlers. There are several desirable areas of research emphasis, including brain structural and functional adaptations following hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and longitudinal neuroimaging studies that also involve biosample collection and robust child development and caregiver assessments.
Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and scholarly accomplishments, including success in obtaining grants from the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, as well as non-profit organizations. Applicants also should have record of establishing collaborations across disciplines. Those candidates with a strong interest in translational neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
Education Requirements: Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree.
Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must have the following:
A minimum of 8 years of postgraduate research experience
Demonstrated national leadership in brain imaging consortia
Broad imaging expertise, including design and implementation of magnetic resonance spectroscopy data collection and analyses
Experience in diverse research staff management
Direct evidence of establishing an extramurally funded, independent research program
Experience in mentoring trainees and early career investigators
A track record of excellence with first and senior author peer-review publications
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Experience in working productively in a team science environment
Submit a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan of no more than 2 pages. The position is available immediately. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online atÂ https:/usccareers.edu, and are requested to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, including teaching and mentoring philosophy, a description of his/her research and experience relevant to the position, and a list of the names and current contact information for seven individuals who will serve as professional references.
Childrenâs Hospital Los Angeles and The University of Southern CaliforniaÂ is actively committed toÂ equal opportunity,Â diversity,Â and inclusion within itsÂ faculty hiringÂ practices. Women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to tens of thousands of children annually. The Saban Research Institute (TSRI) is a nationally recognized pediatric research enterprise that houses basic, translational and clinical research programs in the brain sciences and neurodevelopmental disorders, neonatology, oncology and blood diseases, cardiac, kidney, liver and gastrointestinal diseases, obesity and diabetes, stem cells and regenerative medicine, infectious diseases and diseases of the visual system. CHLA scientists are faculty at the University of Southern California, thus providing a large university research partner for facilitating innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.
The annual base salary range for this position is $150,000-$212,000.Â When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and are committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.