SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (SIUSOM) is seeking an accomplished clinician scientist or scientist to become Director of our Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD). This tenured/tenure track position will also hold the Kenneth Stark Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research.
The CADRD is funded by a large annual grant from the State of Illinois and has a history of continued funding for more than 26 years. The Center has an outreach network of 36 hospitals or clinics throughout Illinois, a brain bank, a neuropsychology program, a robust clinical trials program, dedicated wet lab space, equipment and personnel and specialty clinics for the treatment of Alzheimer disease and other degenerative dementias. Four faculty and two midlevel providers are actively engaged in clinical care, clinical trials and basic research related to Alzheimer's disease. At least one additional faculty position is available for the center. In addition, opportunities are available for collaborations with the Geriatric Center of Excellence, the Department of Psychiatry, and basic science departments such as Pharmacology and the Center for Integrative Research in Cognitive and Neural Sciences.
The Director of the SIU CADRD reports to the Chair of Neurology. The Director will lead the CADRD, holding responsibility for budget decisions, research direction, staffing, and interactions with other departments, institutes, and agencies. Responsibilities also include working with the Illinois legislature and Departments of Public Health, Aging, Education and Public Aid to develop strategies, external support, and collaborative efforts that will advance the aims of the CADRD in the areas of outreach, teaching, research, and clinical service.
Applicants must be board-certified or otherwise certified in a specialty relevant to the activities of SIU CADRD (e.g., Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychology or Pharmacology) and maintain an active externally-funded research program focused on dementia. Illinois licensure is required prior to employment. Interested applicants should send their CV by mail 129 Park Ridge Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63366 , email to Sheila Bixler at or call 636 - 294 - 6082. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2014 or until filled. SIU is an EO/AA employer.