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PhD Scientist Faculty
Case Western Reserve University

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2018
Title PhD Scientist Faculty
University Case Western Reserve University
Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Flexible
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  • Cleveland, OH
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biomedical Sciences

PhD Scientist Faculty Position
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University

Position Description Summary:

The MetroHealth System (MHS) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invite applications for a non-tenure track PhD Scientist faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), to begin no later than the Summer, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to join and contribute to the development of a strong interdisciplinary translational research program. Strong applicants from all areas are encouraged to apply.

The CWRU Department of PM&R is based at the MHS, which includes a 450-bed mission-driven essential academic medical center, a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a Level I Trauma Center and a federally designated Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Center. The MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute (MRI) includes a 67-bed free-standing, CARF accredited rehabilitation hospital, which is organized into distinct units for brain injury, stroke and SCI. Comprehensive neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation ambulatory services are delivered at the main campus and across multiple community-based satellites. The Department includes 40 clinical and research faculty, a 21 resident PM&R training program, a SCI Medicine Fellowship, and a Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship. Pain Medicine Fellowship will begin in July of 2019. In addition, there are more than 300 therapy, nursing and support staff members. The MRI has over $40 million in research funding and is internationally renowned for its translational basic and clinical research in the application of electrical stimulation for the treatment of CNS paralysis and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong program of high-quality extramurally-funded research with a focus on translation of technologic and biologic innovations to the clinic, with an emphasis directed toward neurologic, autonomic, musculoskeletal and cardio/pulmonary conditions. PM&R faculty members actively contribute to an environment that values diversity and nurtures collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Ample opportunities exist to benefit from new interdisciplinary collaborations across the MHS, CWRU and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There is a major focus on restoring motor and sensory function for individuals with CNS disorders with a strong program in neural engineering and commitment to clinical deployment. There is an emerging focus on autonomic, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions. The candidate will participate as an active investigator in the MRI and the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center. The new faculty will also have the opportunity to advance and extend existing relationships to multiple departments in the hospital and the University.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field, and clear evidence of potential for transition to investigative independence (as evidenced in part by peer-reviewed publications), and the ability to teach effectively.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic rank.

Other Information: Please upload a cover letter, a detailed CV or resume, a concise statement of teaching and research interests, and full contact information for three or more professional references. Please also indicate your primary area(s) of expertise and interest, and desired professorial rank in your cover letter. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send applications electronically to:
John Chae, MD
Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs
Co-Director, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute
MetroHealth System
Professor and Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

  • In employment, as in education, the MHS and CWRU are committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • John Chae, MD
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University
    MetroHealth Medical Center
    2500 MetroHealth Drive
    Cleveland, OH 44109
  • 216-778-7342
  • 216-778-8720


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