Director, Stem Cell Institute
University of Minnesota Medical School | Minneapolis, Minnesota
The University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS) seeks an innovative, driven leader to oversee the school’s Stem Cell Institute (SCI). This is a priority research area for the Medical School with strong faculty and staff, a robust research program, and growing visibility locally and nationally. The successful candidate will be at the cutting edge of science and have a vision for the future of stem cell biology and its translation to the clinic. They will be strategic, collaborative, and unafraid to harness the potential in the SCI. The new director will hold an endowed chair.
Founded more than 20 years ago, the SCI uses stem cell biology to change the practice of medicine through discovery, education, and translation. The researchers and faculty of the SCI explore the science of stem cell biology with the purposes of responding to the medical needs of today and educating the researchers of tomorrow. The SCI brings together researchers from 25 departments across campus, encouraging collaboration across disciplines to advance the discovery and translation of stem cells and regenerative medicine. The SCI is a leader in hematopoietic stem cells, cancer stem cells and therapeutics, and induced pluripotent stem cells, with particular strength in skeletal muscle, cardiac, and neural stem cell biology.
The next director will serve as the face of the SCI, developing and executing a shared vision for the growth and success of the institute. The director will work with departmental leadership across the UMMS campus to recruit scientists and physician scientists to join the talented faculty already producing impactful research. The director will serve as a mentor and resource to SCI faculty, providing guidance and support. The director will also increase the visibility of the SCI locally, nationally, and internationally, presenting at conferences, building partnerships, and ensuring that the SCI is a resource for anyone interested in stem cell biology. The director will leverage these successes into maintaining and growing the funding for the SCI, including fundraising, government advocacy, and spearheading large research and training grants for the SCI.
All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted electronically.
Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Nicholas Strand.
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