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Job Title: Surgeon Scientist
Date Available: Immediately
Location: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL
Description: The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is recruiting a Surgeon Scientist for an Assistant Professor or higher rank. Qualified candidates should possess Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have a successful track record of grant funding. The ideal candidate will possess strong academic and clinical credentials and excellent communication and facilitation skills. The selected candidate will play a key role in serving as Director of Research for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, developing a basic and translational science laboratory, and a clinical outcomes program. This position includes a research focused appointment with protected research time and the opportunity to practice clinically at the Rush Main campus and its affiliated sites.


The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is rapidly expanding, and comprised of academic faculty who practice in a team-based atmosphere. The candidate will benefit from the multitude of resources available including: post-doctoral support, protected laboratory space and funding, and access to advanced practice clinical providers.

Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.

Contact: Interested candidates, please address your CV and cover letter to:

Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Program Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Rose Sprinkle
Manager, Faculty Recruitment
Email: Rose_Sprinkle@rush.edu

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