DRI- Professor Director of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training


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Scientific Director of the Diabetes Research Institute

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine invites outstanding candidates in the field of Diabetes research to apply for the position of Scientific Director of the Diabetes Research Institute. The ideal candidate will contribute to the Diabetes Research Institute's (DRI) mission as one of the largest and most comprehensive research centers dedicated to curing Type-1 diabetes.

The Director will guide the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), which is a state-of-the-art facility that occupies approximately 90,000 sq ft of research and clinical activities, an operating budget in excess of $15M, and almost 100 faculty, staff, and trainees. The Diabetes Research Institute's longstanding philosophy drives its collaborative, fast-track approach to advancing cutting-edge disciplines that have a real potential to deliver a cure. Its singular focus on discovering a biological cure for Type-1 diabetes, along with the integration of technology and medicine, is supported by multidisciplinary teams comprised of researchers, engineers and clinicians, as well as a host of international partners. Currently there are 89 faculty, staff, and trainees at DRI, including 21 full-time faculty. The candidate will engage existing expertise in such areas as tissue engineering, immunology, biomaterials, cellular reprogramming, genetics, and regenerative medicine, and lead the development of novel programs in these and other innovative areas in order to transform research, education, and patient care.

The candidate will be an experienced, visionary researcher and academic leader who can lead the development and growth of diabetes research and education at the DRI and across the University.

The Position

The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in collaborative research in Diabetes across the School of Medicine at the University of Miami and possess the leadership skills to lead the Diabetes Research Institute. The candidate will also be expected to effectively leverage the already diverse and rich research assets at the Miller School of Medicine to advance the University's missions. The candidate will be the holder of the Stacy Joy Goodman Chair. The candidate will establish multidisciplinary research and educational initiatives to promote translational research towards finding a cure for Type-1 diabetes.

In this role, the candidate is expected to:

  • Advance the research and educational missions of the Miller School of Medicine by enhancing the Institute's activities dedicated to curing Type-1 diabetes
  • Provide leadership for research collaboration focused on Type-1 diabetes
  • Collaborate with various Departments across the University to foster interdisciplinary research and leverage resources and expertise
  • Contribute to the excellence of MSOM's clinical partner, UHealth, with cutting edge clinical translational research that will improve patient care and expand health services research in diabetes
  • Contribute to the curriculum for medical students and other graduate programs
  • Successfully recruit, mentor and retain faculty, researchers, and students to work in the field of diabetes
  • Work with the Institute faculty and the Scientific Advisory Board to develop and maintain a forward-looking vision and mission for the Institute.
  • Create a sustainable environment through research funding and philanthropy for the continued growth and success of the Diabetes Research Institute

Diversity is a core value at the University of Miami and in the Diabetes Research Institute. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Current Employees:

If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Faculty-UMMG



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