The Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Recruiting Cohorts of Diverse Junior Faculty to Work on Health Equity Research
Join Us in Advancing the Science of Health Equity The Institute for Health Equity Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking three junior research faculty who are committed to inclusive excellence and interested in developing careers as independent investigators in health equity science as part of our NIH FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) Cohort. The FIRST faculty cohort will receive financial support and mentoring from senior faculty to work together to apply creative approaches to issues related to health disparities.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree and rigorous postdoctoral research training,
Have a research focus on addressing health or healthcare disparities,
Demonstrated ability to design and conduct high quality clinical, health services, or epidemiological research,
Must be U.S citizens or permanent residents,
Individuals currently on career development awards are particularly encouraged to apply.
General Topics and Approach Our research designs, tests, and implements innovative solutions to eliminate disparities in health while fostering long-term collaborations with community organizations and policymakers. Under the direction of two senior scientists, Carol Horowitz MD MP and Lynne Richardson MD, Institute faculty conduct paradigm-shifting research to engage at-risk populations, facilitate access to life-changing resources, and inform life-saving interventions. The Institute is one of the leads for the Mount Sinai NIH FIRST Program, which is designed to foster sustainable institutional culture change, promote institutional inclusive excellence by hiring a diverse cohort of new faculty in a cluster model, and support faculty development, mentoring, sponsorship and promotion. Dr. Luz Claudio co-leads the Health Equity cohort for the FIRST program and will serve as advisor and mentor to promote innovative research training.
The FIRST Program offers an extensive faculty development program and mentorship from renowned senior faculty with well-established track records of interdisciplinary research collaborations, obtaining federal and private foundation funding, and fostering the careers of diverse scientists.
Successful candidates will enter at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level.
Offer will include salary support for themselves and their staff as well as other research expenses while they develop and submit an R01 or equivalent application within 2-3 years of hire.
How to apply
Applications will be considered until all positions are filled
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The Icahn School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity employer that values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.