Administrative/Leadership Open Positions
California National Primate Research Center Director
The University of California, Davis seeks a dynamic and accomplished individual to lead the California National Primate Research Center. The Director of the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) will provide vision, direction, and leadership for one of the nation’s foremost nonhuman primate research centers whose focus is on advancing research and health through innovative and collaborative approaches to solving complex biomedical research challenges. The Director of the CNPRC will have an internationally recognized research program and a proven record of administrative leadership.
Founded in 1905, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is the premier land-grant public research university home to about 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UC Davis is uniquely positioned to address the complex challenges facing humans, animals and their environment with collaborative programs that engage faculty across comprehensive health systems for both humans and animals, and 13 specialized research centers. The campus is home to highly-regarded Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Arts and Letters, among others. The University is ranked ninth among public research universities nationwide, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report, and the National Science Foundation ranks UC Davis 15th in the nation in research funding among public universities and 22nd among public and private universities. Annual research awards reached $750 million in 2012.
The CNPRC is one of seven national centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with an annual base grant of $12 million and an annual operating budget of $40 million. Currently in its 53rd year of operation, the CNPRC’s central mission is to provide support for scientists with broad scientific interests who incorporate nonhuman primates in key aspects their research, including interdisciplinary collaborations, state of the art facilities, and expertise in the ethical use of nonhuman primates. The CNPRC is also a national resource for biologic and genetic materials, and normative data to support nonhuman primate-related research.
In addition to maintaining highly visible research programs, the CNPRC Director will provide leadership, oversight, and management of fiscal, operational, and policies of the CNPRC’s research enterprise. S/he will develop and implements long- and short-range strategic plans in collaboration with the CNPRC Research Advisory Committee. The Director also serves as a liaison to the NIH and to national scientific communities to encourage collaborations focused on significant biomedical problems affecting human health and will serve as a spokesperson and advocate promoting the public image of the CNPRC.
The Director of the California National Primate Research Center will be expected to address a set of key opportunities and challenges, including setting and executing a strategic vision and direction for of the CNPRC; identifying and promote impactful interdisciplinary research initiatives; enhancing opportunities for new collaborations campuswide, nationally, and internationally; recruiting, retaining, and supporting top-notch faculty and staff; and effectively managing existing resources and leverage new resources to enhance research infrastructure.
UC Davis will search nationally for the most qualified candidates. The selected candidate will have a DVM, MD, and/or PhD or combination of these degrees, an academic record commensurate with appointment to a Full Professor in the Regular (Ladder Rank) series in an appropriate academic department, and a broad understanding of modern biomedical science and commitment to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities.
For full consideration, applications should be received by January 28, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2015. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be submitted to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00470.
Associate Director, Basic Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center and
Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science
The University of California, Davis Health System seeks a successful leader to serve as the Associate Director, Basic Sciences of the Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCDCCC). As the only comprehensive cancer center in the region, and one of only 41 centers to receive the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the UCDCCC is a leader in cancer research and biotechnologies used for the personalized treatment of patients and offers a broad spectrum of clinical specialties. The recruitment of the Associate Director for the UCDCCC is critical to its growth and expansion, and will have a lasting impact on the UC Davis Health System as a whole. The new Associate Director will be expected to have a preeminent record of research and scholarship, as well as the administrative capacity to lead the UCDCCC to new levels of excellence. In addition to the critical role s/he will play within the UCDCCC, the successful candidate will also contribute to the developing strength in the area of human genomics and will work closely with the UC Davis Genome Center, which integrates experimental and computational approaches to address key problems at the forefront of genomics, as well as the emerging Advanced Translational Genomics Center.
UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion. UCDHS comprises the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the UCDCCC 34th amongst the top cancer hospitals in the country, and the SOM 16th in primary care and 40th in research amongst the top medical schools in the nation. UC Davis ranks ninth amongst the best public universities in the country.
The successful Associate Director will build on the research strengths of the UCDCCC, and will continue to grow strong partnerships within the SOM and with the many other centers of strength in the biological sciences present on the campus. In particular, the Associate Director will be expected to:
• Continue the steep upward trajectory of success and impact in basic science research at the UCDCCC.
• Leverage the emergent genomics platform to the benefit of the UCDCCC.
• Recruit, retain, and mentor the next generation of cancer research faculty.
• Unite existing cancer researchers around a common vision for the UCDCCC.
• Further capitalize on the unique resources across the UC Davis campus and Health System.
• Develop additional external relationships.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent, and have a balanced record in research and administration. S/he must meet the requirements for appointment as an associate or full professor in the Regular (Ladder-Rank) series at the University of California and have a research record commensurate with holding the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science.
The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 11, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2015. More information can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/5254. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the same website. Electronic submission of materials is required.
David Bellshaw, Bernie Jones, and Courtney Wilk
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine
School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine (http://ccm.ucdavis.edu ). The Director will hold a joint administrative and professorial appointment in appropriate departments of the School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Center is a cooperative venture between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine that is housed in a fully equipped research building with an active funding portfolio of over $97,000,000. Research programs of the 10 core faculty within the Center focus on the pathogenesis of human disease using experimental animal models, with an emphasis on infectious disease. Current areas of investigation include: 1) viral and bacterial diseases [AIDS, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, cytomegalovirus disease, influenza, Helicobacter pylori, tuberculosis]; 2) vaccine and anti-viral drug development; and 3) cancer biology. As part of its animal modeling mission, the Center oversees the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (http://mouse.ucdavis.edu). The Center is also strongly integrated with programs at the adjacent California National Primate Research Center.
The Director is responsible for developing and continuing the vision of this unique partnership between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine focused on interdisciplinary approaches to animal models of human disease. Responsible for management of the Center; specific responsibilities include:  administration of the overall program and facilities of the Center, , integration of the Center into the teaching, research and service programs of the two Schools,  design and implementation of a development program,  participation in instructional programs of the two Schools, and  other activities related to integrating the Center into the larger UC Davis research mission. In addition, the successful candidate must maintain an active, extramurally funded animal model-based disease research program.
The University of California is one of the largest and most renowned centers of higher education in the world. The faculty of the University are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The campus lies adjacent to the city of Davis, 14 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The city of Davis has a population of 63,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 32,000.
Candidates must have  MD, DVM, PhD or combination of these degrees;  a broad understanding of modern biomedical science;  demonstrated administrative/leadership skills;  an active and distinguished research record in the use of animal models to elucidate the mechanisms, prevention and/or treatment of human disease;  demonstrated excellence in teaching;  a nationally recognized reputation for career achievement and leadership; and  experience in the acquisition of extramural funding, including active development of programmatic grants, and a commitment to work in securing additional funding for the programs of the Center. The Director is expected to qualify for and be appointed as a tenured Professor in an appropriate department in the School of Medicine and/or the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references to Christine Herkenrath, Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8734 [email:email@example.com; telephone: 530-752-1245; fax: 530-752-7914]. Nominations should be sent to the same address. For full consideration please submit by February 1, 2013; position open until filled.
UCD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.