Basic Science Research – Metabolic Syndrome and Metabolic Surgery

Location: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) along with The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery within the Department of Surgery is recruiting an open rank faculty member with a basic science research focus on Metabolic Syndrome and Metabolic Surgery. Expertise in microbiome is a plus with an expectation for extramural funding as well as teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and graduate students. Candidates will serve as principal investigator and co-investigator on research projects, participate in establishing an active program in the field of Metabolic Syndrome and Metabolic Surgery; design research projects and write grant proposals, and collaborate with other investigators in the OSU Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC). Applicants must hold a PhD in an applicable field and must have credentials to receive a faculty appointment at The Ohio State University. This position is full time and will be based at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The position offers the potential for growth and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


  • PhD in an applicable field
  • Academic experience a plus
  • Qualify for academic appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level – Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with previous training and experience

The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery is committed to excellence in education, training, research and clinical care. We offer advanced surgical and minimally invasive options for gastroesophageal reflux disease, malignant diseases of the esophagus, abdominal core health, and weight loss. We strive to offer innovative and effective treatments. Our surgeons are leaders in their respective fields and we continue to recruit the brightest talent to expand our division’s ability to offer the best care to our patients.

Environment and Culture

The Ohio State University along with its academic partner The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the United States. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The University and Medical Center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery.

Research Environment

The Department of Surgery, led by Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH, MTS, PhD, boasts a broad array of clinical, research and educational opportunities. The department is home to multiple R01 funded researchers, several training grants, and with over $15.5M in NIH funding, was ranked #5 in the Blue Ridge Rankings among departments of surgery nationally. Three of the top 50 funded Surgery investigators are in the department, and our investigators collectively occupy over 25,000 square feet of laboratory space within and around the medical center campus. The Center for Surgical Health, Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP) is the newest addition to the department’s investments in a transformative plan to ensure that the Department is in the top five nationally among academic departments of surgery, and boasts broad analytic and administrative support.

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Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Tiffany Bauman, MBA | Physician & Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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