Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU) invites applications for an interdisciplinary, translational researcher in substance abuse/addictions, to begin as soon as possible. Applicants may enter at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level and may receive tenure, tenure-track, or research-track appointment based on credentials. This position carries an outstanding and highly competitive package.This position is part of a major research faculty hiring initiative at WSU (led by the Vice President for Research) focused at the new, state-of-the-art Integrated Biosciences Center (IBio) but extending across the entire university. The IBio facility is at the forefront of team science-based growth and collaboration in community focused brain and behavioral health, as well as other key public health areas. A second exciting new initiative is the Translational Neuroscience Institute, a campus-wide effort to expand the outstanding existing core of neuroscience research and training that includes substance abuse/addictions.Responsibilities of this position include conducting exemplary interdisciplinary research in substance abuse/addictions including obtaining external funding and publishing findings; education/training with fellows, residents and medical students; and contributing to clinical treatment operations. This position is strongly supported by well-equipped and staffed core facilities (e.g. Clinical Research Services Center, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genomics, metabolomics), clinical and preclinical research laboratories, research-dedicated 3T MRI and PET scanners, outpatient treatment programs, and research administrative services (IRB, grants management, technology transfer).
Qualifications: Priority will be given to applicants with current external funding and/or specialization in addiction psychiatry/medicine. Applicants should ideally have a U.S. medical degree or equivalent (M.D. or D.O.), with post-doctoral credentialing in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine, licensure (or license-eligible) to practice in the State of Michigan and DEA licensure. Alternatively, we will consider externally-funded Ph.D. applicants with postdoctoral training in substance abuse/addiction biology and therapy. We seek individuals with excellent potential to develop inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches. Applicants with cross-cutting programmatic interests in the neurosciences (e.g. brain imaging, epigenetics), chronic pain, prescription drug misuse, integrated behavioral healthcare, pharmacotherapies, stressors and psychiatric comorbidities, special populations (e.g. at-risk youth, elderly, HIV/AIDS, pregnant females, metabolic diseases) or health equity/disparities will provide synergy with faculty expertise and activities.The faculty member will have a primary office in IBio and will be integrated with scientific teams, and appointedin department(s) and colleges, that are consistent with his/her areas of training, expertise and shared interests. Additional office/lab space in the appointed department(s) is negotiable. Successful candidates will exhibit leadership potential, creativity and initiative, high ethical responsibility, strong ability to work collaboratively, and translating knowledge to practice to improve health equity. A record of scholarly output and/or intention is required as a WSU faculty member. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The faculty member will receive careful mentorship.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.