Scientist

Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Posted
Apr 01, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Profession
Physician

Preparing for a Career Break

Department of Medicine – Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Allergy/Immunology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Medicine in New Orleans is seeking an outstanding physician-scientist or basic scientist to join our faculty. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Ernest N. Morial Asthma Disease Center Endowed Chair. The holder of this Chair will be responsible for advancing the research of asthma in populations with significant health disparities, as well as for mentoring fellows and junior faculty members in research initiatives; if a physician is the incumbent, s/he will also be involved in developing clinical practice opportunities, and in supporting resident and fellow education.

The Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care & Asthma consists of eleven full-time and one part-time faculty members and has a fully-accredited subspecialty training program for 14 fellows. The section has established research programs in pulmonary host defense, alcohol abuse, HIV-related pulmonary disease, mycobacterial diseases, and critical care.

The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine’s primary hospital affiliation is with University Medical Center in New Orleans, which opened in 2015 (continuing the tradition of Charity Hospital). The section is also affiliated with several of our private clinical partners. LSU Health Sciences Center was awarded an NIH-funded IDEA grant which provides support for training of clinical scientists in translational and clinically relevant research. These resources provide career development opportunities for School of Medicine faculty. The incumbent will have an academic faculty appointment at the LSU School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and record of academic achievement.

Required Qualifications: 

  • MD, PhD, or MD/PhD 
  • Have a significant record of and current national funding in the area of pulmonary and/or asthma disease 
  • Physician candidates must be board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care and/or allergy/immunology with an asthma focus 
  • Physician candidates must have a license to practice medicine in Louisiana before hire date

LSUHSC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Research support and infrastructure are outstanding. All inquiries will be handled in strictest confidence. The School of Medicine does not participate in sponsoring faculty candidates for the Department of Health and Hospitals’ Conrad 30 Program. The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position.

LSU Health Sciences Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Applicant Instructions: If you wish to apply, please electronically submit your updated CV, a cover letter and list of potential references to mesch4@lsuhsc.edu; reference Morial Chair.

 

 

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