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UR CTSI Seeking Associate Director for KL2 Career Development Program

The UR CTSI is seeking an additional mPI/associate director for its KL2 Career Development program. The goal of the KL2 program is to enhance the career development of early-stage investigators who seek to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of the process to translate discoveries into interventions that improve the health of communities and populations. The program has been in existence since 2006 and has launched the careers of dozens of clinical and translational scientists. 

Along with the KL2 director, the associate director will bring expertise and experiences to benefit the scholars and enhance the ability of the UR CTSI KL2 program to achieve its training objectives. They will set an ambitious agenda and vision for the continued career development for early-stage investigators and, in so doing, develop the next leaders in the field. 

The KL2 director and associate director will lead and oversee the KL2 program and the associate director will contribute to the writing of the grant renewal. The KL2 director and associate director will be responsible for communications with the UR CTSI and NIH leadership, chair the KL2 steering committee, and lead the annual recruitment, RFA, and selection process. 

The associate director will participate in the Mentor Development Work Group and monitor scholar progress and mentor-scholar relationships, as well as having regular meetings with the KL2 administrative and evaluation support team to review the operations and progress of the KL2 and its scholars. Additionally, if the director is not able to attend, the KL2 associate director will attend the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) fall and spring meetings and the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced mentor with NIH funding, and will have had experience writing NIH training grants. The  associate director is expected to devote 5 percent effort to this role. The UR CTSI administrative team has staff and resources to support the KL2 director and associate director in their roles.

Interested candidates should submit a CV to Edwin van Wijngaarden, PhD, UR CTSI strategic director for Research Education and search committee chair, by February 12, 2024.

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The KL2 Career Development Program is supported by the University of Rochester CTSA (number KL2 TR001999) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

Susanne Pritchard Pallo | 1/9/2024

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