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UNIV - Director of Research - Open Rank- Emergency Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Job Description Summary

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking a highly motivated, talented academic clinician to join the Department as our new Director of Research. Desirable candidates will hold the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with experience and credentials, on the tenured academic-clinician track. The Department’s goal is to grow research and scholarly output as a whole, while building a nationally recognized research program.

This position will report directly to the Chair of Emergency Medicine. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated expertise in leading research in Emergency Medicine, a track record of independently-funded research, publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, strong mentorship skills and clear evidence of promoting the academic careers of fellow faculty and trainees.

In addition to being a productive researcher, the role of the Director of Research will be to oversee and enhance the scholarly and research programs by mentoring faculty, advanced practice providers and trainees. As such, the director shall work closely with residency and fellowship directors, as well as appropriate chiefs, directors, and vice chairs. The director will be charged with expansion of the Department’s investigative research and extramural funding portfolios.

The Director of Research must possess the interpersonal skills to engage, inspire and work within and across disciplines in a large, diverse organization. Interfacing with other departments and centers in order to enhance visibility of EM research within the larger College of Medicine and University research communities will be required.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program and be board certified by ABEM or AOBEM with experience in translational and/or clinical research.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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CC000977 COM Emergency Medicine CC

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$0 - $250,000 - $500,000

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Job Description

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Chair in enhancing all aspects of departmental research.

  • Develop a robust portfolio of clinical trials and publications.

  • Seek and obtain extramural funding.

  • Develop department research infrastructure, to include department QA/Outcomes database.

  • Provide mentoring/support to departmental faculty in all aspects of research, including abstract and poster presentations, manuscript publications, and grant preparation, to help grow their research portfolios.

  • Provide mentoring/support to residents and fellows, including selection of research mentors and research projects, identification and pursuit of research funding, and long-term academic career counseling, as well as manuscript publications and abstract poster presentations.

  • Provide mentoring/support to departmental Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in all aspects of research.

  • Provide education to residents and faculty regarding processes of developing a research idea, obtaining IRB/regulatory approvals, carrying out data collection, and completing data analysis.

  • Provide education to faculty regarding identification of funding opportunities and grant writing/funding applications.

  • Demonstrate an increase in faculty and resident research and academic productivity.

  • Interface with other Departments and Centers in order to enhance visibility of emergency medicine research within the larger College of Medicine and University research communities.

  • Maintain and publish active list of potential and ongoing research projects in department.

  • Lead monthly research discussion during faculty meeting to foster departmental collaboration.

Departmental Support:

Salary is based on academic rank and is determined by the College of Medicine. In addition, 30% effort will be provided and continued if duties and expectations are met as described above. Effort may be further bought down from grants and other income sources, with expected timely communication of any changes in clinical requirements to the Chair.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: MD or equivalent

MUSC Physical Requirements
(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)
Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 150 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 75 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 75 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 200 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be able to maintain bi-lateral hand movement skills. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional Job Description


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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