Associate Research Director, Emergency Medicine

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • , MD

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Grant Cooper, an Academic Healthcare Search Firm, is seeking an Associate Research Director, Emergency Medicine for the University of Maryland in Baltimore.The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States, and the first to institute a residency-training program. The School of Medicine was the founding school of the University of Maryland and today is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. UMSOM serves as the anchor for a large academic health center which aims to provide the best medical education, conduct the most innovative biomedical research and provide the best patient care and community service to Maryland and beyond. It is a leading research institution dedicated to research and training (7th among 76 public U.S. medical schools and 20th among all 138 U.S. medical schools in research grant and contract expenditures). The University places tremendous value on research and training programs, which are integral to achieving clinical care objectives.

UMSOM recently launched an unprecedented faculty recruitment initiativeSpecial Trans-Disciplinary Recruitment Award Program (STRAP), designed to attract top scientists to the School, and to significantly catalyze the School of Medicine’s goal to accelerate discoveries, cures, and therapeutics for the most serious diseases that cause morbidity, mortality, and disability. The program is the most significant and ambitious effort to recruit scientists in the School’s nearly 210-year old history. It signifies an aggressive move by UMSOM to rise to the highest echelon of leading biomedical research institutions in the nation.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland has approximately 75 faculty members and 49 residents.  These physicians treat 182,000 patients each year across 5 clinical sites.  Known as speakers in professional and national forums, they have also contributed more than 500 journal articles and book chapters to the medical literature since the 1980s, as well as textbooks on electrocardiography and forensic emergency medicine. The department’s growing and dynamic research program offers opportunities for individual initiatives as well as collaborative projects with other departments on campus.

Position Overview

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking an established physician investigator to serve as Associate Research Director, Emergency Medicine. Specifically, the Associate Research Director should have a strong history of external funding and possess the ability to develop and sustain ongoing collaborative relationships with research leadership throughout the department and the School of Medicine. In addition, the Associate Research Director will establish and sustain an externally funded individual research program consistent with the Department and School of Medicine’s vision, assist in recruitment, serve as a mentor, participate in national meetings, and enhance research opportunities.


  • MD or MD/PhD is required.
  • Strong history of federal grant support, including sustained NIH funding.
  • Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the University of Maryland criteria for associate professor or professor level faculty appointment.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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