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 Editor in Chief, SHOCK®, Closing Date Extended
Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis
 

The search committee is concerned that the professional and personal stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 have not allowed for an evaluation of a thorough, fair and diverse applicant pool.  Due to these circumstances, the search has been extended and applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of SHOCK®, the Shock Society journal, is expected to participate in defining and adjusting the journal’s evolving mission and to understand and adapt to the changing needs of the readership as a contributing member of Shock’s Editorial Board. The EIC is also in the optimal position to have broad oversight of the review process.

Manuscripts are received all hours of the day, weekends, and holidays.  This is the result and great accomplishment of being a diverse and established international journal.  SHOCK® serves as the Official Journal of the Shock Society, the European Shock Society, the China Shock Society, the Indonesian Shock Society, the International Federation of Shock Societies, the Official and International Journal of the Japan Shock Society, and the Latin American Sepsis Institute.

The EIC will receive, examine, and distribute all manuscripts for review, according to protocol; and with the support of an editorial assistant will complete the following duties:

  • maintain an accurate list of editorial board members with current contact information
  • monitor timeline for responses from the reviewers and send reminders when necessary
  • collect all reviewer comments and examine to ensure a fair review and evaluation was performed
  • based on reviewers’ comments/recommendations, make decision to accept, reject, or return the manuscript for revision
  • send corresponding letter of acceptance/rejection/revision to appropriate author
  • review galley proofs, assure journal does not exceed page allocation, and arrange table of content for each issue

Clear and timely communication is very important to this position.  The EIC will maintain:

  • interaction with the publisher to insure timely publication of each issue of the journal
  • all queries from authors, reviewers, associate editors, publisher, and editorial assistant
  • the preparation and delivery of reports for the monthly executive council conference call and a report for the annual executive council and business meeting

Maintaining the Editorial Board

In order for the EIC to implement their editorial vision successfully, they must maintain an engaged and energetic editorial board, serving staggered terms. They will be able to identify candidates for associate editor and editorial board members positions that meet the following criteria:

  • have research interests in common with the mission & scope of the journal
  • have a record of published research in scholarly journals, including serving as lead author
  • be well-respected in the community and be actively involved in research
  • have substantial experience in reviewing manuscripts
  • have a willingness to drive journal activities

Also, in selecting editors, the EIC will need to consider whether they appropriately represent the journal community, both in terms of the topics covered as well as the regional demographic of submitting authors and readers.  The EIC will submit suggestions to the publication committee chair for approval of new journal board members.

In issuing the invitation to join the journal board, the EIC will also need to clearly communicate what their expectations will be in their role. While it is a privilege to serve on an editorial board, it can also be a significant commitment, so it is only fair that you let future editors know the scope of the role and responsibilities.

Periodically, the EIC may want to review who is serving on the editorial board and consider factors, such as participation in journal discussion and responsiveness to email communications. Some reasons for a change might be:

  • to remove any inactive board members, or those that have made the decision to retire from the board
  • to cover new subject areas not previously included in the mission and scope
  • to cover new geographical areas

Engaging the Editorial Board

The EIC is not just responsible for maintaining the editorial board, they are also responsible for engaging with the board. Each editorial board member should feel valued and have a sense of ownership over the journal. This sense of community can be challenging to achieve. Effective EICs often take opportunities to meet up, talk over the phone, email, share ideas, and involve their editors in the discussion.

Promoting the Journal

The EIC is an ambassador for the journal and will promote the journal at national and international forums, as well as:

  • invite authors to write timely reviews on various areas of interest to the readership
  • invite leading authorities to write editorial comments for specific articles to gain broader exposure

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law. 

Questions:  Please contact Dr. Michael Karlstad, Chair of the Publication Committee, at [email protected], with any queries regarding this position.

Applicants should send a CV; a statement (1,000 words maximum) that encapsulates their vision for the journal’s content, competitive position and longer-term development; and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the position to the Executive Director, of the Shock Society, Serena G. Weisman at [email protected].  Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants for this position must be from an academic institution from the United States or Canada.

Nov 19 2020


 

Postdoctoral Research in Tampa Bay, Florida

Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Sarah Yuan’s lab investigating blood cell-vascular cell interactions and endothelial barrier regulation in inflammation and sepsis. Experimental approaches include human/animal/cell models of disease, microscopic imaging, proteomics, and state-of-the-art cellular and molecular biology techniques.

Requires doctoral degree in related areas. Experience with molecular biology, immunology or vascular physiology is preferred. Please send a letter of application with curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to:

Sarah Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MDC 8
Tampa, FL 33612

 

Nov 2020


 

PhD Candidate in Molecular Medicine
Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Northwell Health

 

The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Northwell Health offers an immersive PhD research program for medical school graduates to become forerunners in the healthcare industry through effective mentorship, training and ample resources offered at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

The accelerated, personally tailored three-year program allows students to pursue a research career that embraces both basic and clinical sciences. Therefore, Elmezzi graduate students can receive research training in any of the newly established Institutes that are a part of the Feinstein Institutes including: Institute of Behavioral Science, Bioelectronic Medicine, Cancer Research, Health Innovations & Outcomes Research and Molecular Medicine. They will receive individualized mentoring throughout the program. All students have no tuition fees and receive a salary comparable to that of clinical researchers, giving them the freedom to rigorously pursue their research. These conditions enhance the goal of creating a unique cadre of physician-scientists who will lead translational research into diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

Application requirements include:

  • Completion of the online application form
  • A current curriculum vitae that thoroughly describes academic history, clinical experience, research qualifications, a list of any publications and career goals (immediate and long-term)
  • Official transcripts of all medical school and post-medical school studies
  • Record of the scores on MCAT, USMLE step exams or equivalent
  • Confidential letters of recommendation from at least three sponsors, one of which must be from a mentor from a research or clinical setting
  • A letter from the dean of the applicant’s medical school (encouraged)

For more information about the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Northwell Health, the application process, a list of our faculty and their research interests, and the success of our alumni, please visit our website. The deadline for completed applications is February 15.

Nov 2020


 

Program Officer
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

 

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is looking to hire a Program Officer with experience in the area of critical illness and injury to join our Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences (PPS) Branch.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the scientific and administrative management of a portfolio of research grants in the area of basic and clinical investigations toward improving understanding of the total body response to traumatic, burn and surgical injuries, including biochemical and physiological changes induced by these injuries.   

 

Applicants should have broad expertise in injury and critical illness, familiarity with modern experimental methods, and experience in applying this knowledge to biological systems and/or therapeutics.   Candidates must be U.S. citizens and should have a doctoral degree in one of the sciences underlying these research areas.  Familiarity with NIH extramural funding as an applicant, reviewer, or NIH scientific administrator is a plus, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.

 

Interested candidates should respond to the upcoming NIH Global Recruitment announcement for Health Scientist Administrators (HSA) through USAjobs.gov, which will only be posted September 21, 2020 through September 30, 2020.  There will be two GS-12/13/14 HSA (Program Officer) vacancy announcements: One for federal employees only and one for all other applicants. 

 

In preparing an application, review and follow the tip sheet to give yourself the best possible chance to qualify and be referred.  The post on applying for scientific administration jobs at NIGMS may also offer useful information.  Questions regarding the open position should be addressed to Dr. Zhongzhen Nie ([email protected]) or Dr. Rochelle Long ([email protected]), those concerning the recruitment process to Ms. Claudia Gonzalez ([email protected]), and those about the submission process or an application’s status to the HR Specialist listed in the job announcement.  Candidates completing the application process through USA jobs are encouraged to send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Nie or Dr. Long.

 

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 

Please help us out by forwarding this information to others who might be interested in this opportunity.

 

Xiaoli Zhao, PhD

Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry Division

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institutes of Health

45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD  20892-6200

Telephone:  301 594 0833

FAX:           301 480 2802

Email:         [email protected]

 

Aug 2020


 

Post-Doctoral Position
University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery

Laboratories of Dr. Meihong Deng

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, hard-working post-doctoral research associate in the laboratories of Dr. Meihong Deng. We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who is also team-oriented and possesses excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Our labs are part of the research group in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects associated with a NIH-funded study investigating the pathobiology of fibroblastic reticular cells in innate immunity in models of sepsis, and trauma. The primary focus of the work is on mechanisms of activation of inflammasome pathways and signaling, with a particular focus on the immunoregulatory role of fibroblastic reticular cells in fat associated lymphoid clusters.  Our labs use the latest available research tools to answer basic and translational science questions, and we have many successful local, national and international collaborations. The successful applicant will be encouraged to interact and continue collaborations with internationally respected scientists and medical professionals. Candidates should have experience with small animal research, in vitro cell culture (preferably using primary cells) and extensive knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques.

Qualifications:

• PhD and/or MD in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or related field.

• Ability to work collaboratively and be interested in working with individuals from many different backgrounds including clinicians and basic scientists.

• Fluent spoken and written English skills.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter stating how our program complements your research interests and experience, and the contact details of two references to Meihong Deng -[email protected].

Applications should include the following:

1) Cover Letter          
2) Current Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of research interests (2 pages max)

 

May 2020


Post-Doctoral Position
University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery

Laboratories of Dr. Melanie J. Scott and Dr. Macky Neal

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, hard-working post-doctoral research associate in the laboratories of Dr. Melanie J. Scott and Dr. Macky Neal. We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who is also team-oriented and possesses excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Our labs are part of the research group in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be responsible for projects associated with several NIH-funded studies investigating mechanisms of innate immunity in models of trauma, sepsis and acute lung injury associated with sickle cell disease. The primary focus of the work is on mechanisms of activation of inflammasome pathways and signaling, with a particular focus on platelet inflammatory responses, mechanisms of liver and lung damage, hypoxia/reoxygenation injury, and thrombosis and coagulation.  Both the Neal and Scott labs use the latest available research tools to answer basic and translational science questions, and we have many successful local, national and international collaborations. The successful applicant will be encouraged to interact and continue collaborations with internationally respected scientists and medical professionals. Candidates should have experience with small animal research, in vitro cell culture (preferably using primary cells) and extensive knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry techniques.

Qualifications:

• PhD and/or MD in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or related field.

• Ability to work collaboratively and be interested in working with individuals from many different backgrounds including clinicians and basic scientists.

• Fluent spoken and written English skills.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter stating how our program complements your research interests and experience, and the contact details of three references to Melanie Scott -[email protected].

Applications should include the following:

1) Cover Letter          
2) Current Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of research interests (1-2 pages max)
 

May 2020


 

Burn Surgeon

Vacancy ID: FAC0003076

Position Summary
The Department of Surgery at The University of North Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time academic burn surgeon to join our Division of Burn Surgery. The Division of Burn Surgery is among 9 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes four faculty members who provide a broad array of services in order to provide the highest quality care for patients with severe burn injuries and related conditions. Academic appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Faculty members within the Division of Burn Surgery must possess a desire to commit to all three mission of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students, residents, fellows in our Burn fellowship, and in educating members of the broader health care community. Additionally, all burn faculty are expected to participate in outreach to our many rural referring hospitals and to EMS providers across North Carolina. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, basic translational and basic science, ethics, outcomes, health services, education, or global surgery research. Independent of individual research goals, supporting the research mission of the Burn Division is essential. Regarding the clinical mission, faculty members must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care that is of value to the patients of UNC. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division. Our faculty interact regularly with multiple consult services, outpatient primary care physicians, and surgeons and physicians from both within UNC Healthcare and non-UNC referring hospitals.

Educational Requirements
Prospective candidates must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in General Surgery with substantial burn experience with burn fellowship training preferred. In addition, being Board Certified/Board Eligible in Surgical Critical Care is considered a strength. Chosen candidates must either have a current North Carolina Medical License or be eligible for application.

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal applicant will have a focused and demonstrated interest in burn surgery and managing critically ill burn patients. Applicants with research experience in any aspect of burn injury, clinical outcomes and quality, health sciences research or basic science/translational research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Types Accepted
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit an online application for Vacancy ID:FAC0003076 at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/174335

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

March 2020


Postdoctoral/Research Scientist Positions

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Long Island, New York

 

Postdoctoral/Research Scientist positions are available in the Center for Immunology and Inflammation at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.  The candidates will focus on novel pathobiology of inflammatory diseases, e.g., sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion, acute lung injury, and tissue fibrosis by emphasizing innate immunity and discovering new therapeutic molecules.

The applicants should have a PhD or MD degree and background in Immunology, inflammation and molecular medicine fields.  

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research offers a generous package of compensation and fringe benefits.

Candidates should email their CV, a cover letter, and list of two references to:

 

Ping Wang, MD
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Phone: (516) 562-3411
Email: [email protected]

 

March 2020