Arizona State University (ASU) seeks an inaugural Director to lead the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) at the Biodesign Institute. The NDRC is a partnership between ASU and Phoenix-based Banner Health that capitalizes on Banner’s internationally recognized programs in Alzheimer’s disease research and patient care and ASU’s prominence as a leading world-class research university. The NDRC Center Director will be a global leader in basic and translational neuroscience research with the proven ability to lead, recruit, and motivate faculty, scientists, and staff.
The Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center is focused on the aggressive pursuit of new battleground tactics in the war against Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Its researchers will help galvanize the understanding of disease mechanisms and genetic risk factors, the discovery of targets at which to aim promising new treatments and assays, and the discovery and evaluation of promising new treatments for these diseases. The NDRC is expected to become one of the largest and most impactful neuroscience research centers in the world.
One of the nation’s top public universities and ranked #1 in Innovation by U.S. News & World Report, ASU is undertaking a bold reinvention of higher education as the New American University. Under the visionary leadership of President Michael Crow, ASU has developed numerous new programs and units that defy and bridge disciplinary boundaries to enable the exploration and discovery of new knowledge, while developing practical solutions to serve Arizona and the world at large. ASU has strong and simultaneous commitments to educational access, research, and teaching excellence and assumes significant responsibility for the cultural, social and economic vitality of its surrounding communities in the metropolitan Phoenix region and beyond.
Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct nominations and expressions of interest to: ASUDirectorNDRC@agbsearch.com or to the AGB search consultants listed below.
ASU will begin review of applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be received by December 30, 2019 and include the following:
Complete application materials should be sent electronically (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) to: ASUDirectorNDRC@agbsearch.com
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