Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey

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The Board of Managers of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey seeks candidates for the position of Director. The Director will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and will hold a joint faculty appointment at both Rutgers University and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As an internationally recognized academic leader, the Director will have a strong track record of scientific accomplishments and be engaged in an active research program in the field of stem cell biology. Duties and responsibilities of the Director will include recruiting an exceptional team of leading research and clinical scientists, establishing a strong stem cell research program, fund raising for the Institute, forging collaborative relationships with industry and scientists at other institutions, and establishing successful relationships with both state and federal governments. The management of the Institute, and its core facilities, budgets, allocation of space and other resources of the Institute are the responsibility of the Director. He or she will work closely with and report to the Institute Board of Managers to develop and executive policies with the guidance of internal and external scientific advisory boards.

The Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey was established through landmark state legislation and is a joint undertaking of Rutgers University and the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The state of New Jersey has made stem cell research a state priority, with a commitment of $150 million to build and equip the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey—the nation’s first state-funded institute dedicated to stem cell research and medical treatment—and a proposed bond issue of $230 million. The institute will be housed in a new state-of-the art, 180,000 square foot facility in New Brunswick, with space for research laboratories, a clinical core, GMP, imaging facility, and a vivarium.

Please send nominations and/or applications, along with a cover letter, statement of vision for the institute, and curriculum vitae to:

Ms. Alice Lustig
Chief Operating Officer
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-5635

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has more than 50,000 students, over 3,000 faculty members, and unique research facilities relevant to stem cell research. These include the BIOMAPs Institute, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (joint with RWJMS), The Center for Advanced Information Processing, Center for Cognitive Science, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Institute of Biostatistics, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Center for Computational Neuroscience, the Protein Data Bank, the Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository, and the Waksman Institute.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is one of eight schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The medical school is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the education of health professionals, in the conduct of biomedical, clinical, and public health research, in the delivery of health care and in the promotion of community health for the residents of the state. With twenty-two basic science and clinical departments and 85 centers and institutes, 2,500 fulltime and volunteer faculty, and 600 medical students, the school has active programs on its three campuses in Piscataway, New Brunswick and Camden.

Rutgers University and UMDNJ are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.