Early-Career Physician-Scientist in Translational Research

  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • , LA

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Grant Cooper is seeking Early-Career Physician-Scientists in Translational Research for Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.One of the nation’s most recognized centers for medical education, Tulane University School of Medicine is a vibrant center for education, research and public service. Celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2009, Tulane School of Medicine is the second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States. Tulane is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a university with “very high research activity”, a classification shared by only 2 percent of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation nationwide. Tulane was ranked among the top 15 national universities for 2016 by US News and World Report.

Tulane School of Medicine recruits top faculty, researchers and students from around the world, and pushes the boundaries of medicine with groundbreaking medical research and surgical advances. From invention of the binocular microscope to robotic surgeries, Tulane School of Medicine remains at the forefront of modern medical innovation. Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care. School facilities are physically located on the Tulane Health Sciences Downtown Campus adjacent to the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, and provide more than 550,000 square feet of floor space. Included in the medical school complex are research and teaching laboratories, the medical library, a large auditorium, various conference rooms and classrooms, and administrative offices.

Position Overview

The Tulane University School of Medicine is seeking early-career translational research scientists to enter into one of four comprehensive, mentored research training programs. Successful candidates will receive funding though either the Tulane BIRCWH program, the LACaTS Roadmap Scholars Program depending on candidate focus, the Tulane COBRE for Mentoring Research Excellence in Aging and Regenerative Medicine, or the Tulane COBRE for Clinical and Translational Research in Cardiometabolic Diseases. Tulane will provide significant in-kind support for salary and didactic training, and scholars will receive training from a team of mentors skilled in research.


  • MD or MD/PhD.
  • Completed any postgraduate training normally expected for a faculty appointment in their field (including clinical or postdoctoral fellowship training, or residency if they have chosen not to sub-specialize).
  • Have never been a PI on an NIH RO1 or R29 or subproject of a Program Project (PO1), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, mentored career development (K-series) grant, or other equivalent research grant award.
  • Have no more than six years of research training experience beyond their last doctoral degree.
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