The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOMJ) is excited to announce the recruitment of a tenure-trackfaculty candidate to be the Associate Director of the NIH fundedJacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT).The individual recruited to this position will have the opportunityto lead the expansion of JAX-ASCENT and advance highlytranslational research on aging and independence of older adults.In addition, JAX ASCENT provides the unique opportunity to leveragethe diverse population in the Jacksonville area to address specificresearch questions around health disparities affecting racialminorities and people of low socioeconomic status. Related to this,the UF COMJ is dedicated to advancing medicine and populationhealth through innovation and research that focuses on a widevariety of health-related issues. The UF COMJ boasts a robustfunding portfolio, experienced staff, collaborative faculty as wellas advanced research infrastructure including the Center for DataSolutions, Center for Research Training and the Office of ResearchAffairs.Candidates interested in applying should be at the level ofAssistant or Associate Professor with a strong background in thefield of clinical translational research on aging. Moreover,competitive candidates will be those with a clear track record ofindependent extramural funding and peer reviewed publications.JAX-ASCENT provides a strong collaborative environment across alldepartments and services on the Jacksonville campus, as well aswith the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging in Gainesville.JAX-ASCENT has a strong infrastructure, start-up funding, andstaffing to support the success of early stage investigators,including a strong mentoring system, shared equipment, and otherexecutive support.Success with respect to the role as Associate Director will bebased on candidates ability to develop new innovative clinicaltranslational research on aging-related projects, oversee existingprojects, facilitate cross-campus collaborations within bothUF-Jacksonville and UF-Gainesville, as well as train and supervisepost-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonvilleis the largest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing andpharmacy – located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinical science departmentshouse more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows.The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical educationprograms. In addition to graduate medical education, clinicalrotations in all the major disciplines are provided for studentsfrom the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. Mothers-to-be can soon deliver theirbabies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer.The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building,where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, includingpediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located onMax Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport,approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.The candidate should have a strong track record of peer reviewedpublications and external funding in the area of clinicaltranslational research on aging and have a faculty rank ofAssistant Professor or higher. Interested applicants must possess aPh.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.Preferred candidates will have a research career focused onage-related illness, disability, and inflammations; with provenexperience with geriatric communities. Preferred applicants willhave participated in NIH funded projects as PI, Co-PI orCo-investigator levels. Preferred applicants will demonstrate theability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate fora range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills thatfoster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectivelyindividually and as part of a team; with the ability to handlemultiple projects.Review of applications will start on October 25, 2019 andapplications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Pleaseupload Cover Letter and CV with application.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.