Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Location: North Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Center for Genetic Diseases
Rosalind Franklin University
of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, Illinois
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) seeks an innovative, ambitious leader and research scientist for the role of Director of the Center for Genetic Diseases (CGD). This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead a recently-established research center to a new level of excellence and innovation with a continued significant impact in genetic diseases research. It is expected that the new Director will be at the cutting edge of research and will be a strategic and inspiring leader. The new Director will hold a faculty appointment in the Chicago Medical School.
The Center for Genetic Diseases was established to solidify a key area of research excellence at RFU. The Director will work with the Executive Vice President for Research to craft and execute a shared vision for the future growth and success of the Center. The Director will partner with senior leadership to recruit world-class researchers to expand and elevate the Center’s prominence and impact, and will set ambitious goals for scholarly productivity and increase and diversify research funding through individual and multi-PI grants, philanthropy, and the development of innovative intellectual property. The Director will promote a vibrant, collaborative, and collegial environment, and will actively develop interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations with researchers across RFU and with industry partners.
Ideal candidates will have a strong research portfolio in DNA/RNA biology of genetic diseases and/or novel gene-based therapeutic strategies for the treatment of genetic diseases, with an interest in applying cutting-edge approaches to the study of genetic diseases at the basic science, translational or clinical level. The ideal candidate will have a national or international reputation in their field and a track record of innovative research. This individual will be highly collaborative and will contribute to the teaching mission of the University. The successful candidate will have strong personal and professional integrity, a reputation for fairness and flexibility, and a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to Chicago Medical School’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education, and we encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in medicine.
Rosalind Franklin University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist with this important recruitment. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials, including a current CV and cover letter (which will be held in strict confidence), should be directed to:
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is especially seeking and encouraging nominations and applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their respective fields, as well as others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, skin color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or family status.