The Keck School of Medicine recently established the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research, a significant milestone that is developing synergy and aligning resources for the major expansion of basic, translational, and clinical lung research at the University of Southern California (USC). The generosity of the center’s founding benefactors, the Hastings Foundation, has positioned Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research to take enormous strides to combat lung disease through scientific investigations into the biology of lung injury, repair and regeneration.
The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research will complement the multidisciplinary clinical Center for Advanced Lung Disease (CALD) at USC by implementing state-of-the-art bench-to-bedside techniques. A major objective of the CALD is to establish a cohort of patients with whom we can conduct clinical research and from whom we can obtain patient samples for translational studies. Collaboration with this outstanding clinical program in pulmonary medicine will accelerate translation of discoveries into novel approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of advanced lung disease.
The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research will greatly expand and enhance pulmonary research through targeted faculty recruitments, creation of interdisciplinary research programs and projects, enhanced training and career development, and establishment of the physical and intellectual environment that will place pulmonary research under a single umbrella at USC.
To expand the pool of talent and increase research capabilities, Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research is recruiting new faculty members. At this time, investigators with expertise in fibroblast/matrix biology and/or lung stem cell biology will best complement the existing expertise and help Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research rapidly build new programs while maintaining thematic focus. In addition, recruitment of individuals with expertise in bioinformatics and lung imaging would complement and strengthen existing programs, providing much needed expertise to take them to the next level.
- MD and/or PhD is required.
- Strong history of federal grant support, including funding through NIH.
- Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the University of Southern California criteria for associate professor or professor level faculty appointment.