Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota Medical School seeks new Director

Director of the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Minnesota Medical School

The University of Minnesota Medical School seeks an innovative, driven leader to direct the school’s Stem Cell Institute (SCI). Established in 1999, the SCI was the first interdisciplinary institute in the US dedicated to stem cell research. The SCI is located in the state-of-the-art Biomedical Discovery District on the Twin Cities campus. In 2014, the Minnesota State Legislature allocated 10 years of support for Regenerative Medicine Minnesota with an annual budget of over $4 million overseen by the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Clinic. The SCI includes 50 investigators of all ranks from 25 collaborating University departments, has an affiliated large-scale cell processing facility, offers a Master’s program in Stem Cell Biology, sponsors an interdisciplinary Stem Cell Biology NIH Training Grant, and offers a Stem Cell Business Incubator to support early stage businesses. The new director will hold an endowed chair. The complete job description can be found here.

Candidates for this position should be eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, have an MD or PhD in a relevant discipline, have a strong record of federal funding and outstanding scholarship related to stem cell/regenerative medicine, proven leadership experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and evidence to foster and coordinate collaborative work on a large scale.

Interested candidates should email a full CV and a cover letter that describes research background, relevant leadership experience and their vision for the SCI to Koryn Zewers at zewers@umn.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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