The BBVA Foundation Frontiers
of Knowledge Awards, whose
eleventh edition is now open,
recognize and reward world-class
research and artistic creation,
prizing contributions of singular
impact for their originality and
significance. The name of the
scheme is intended to denote not
only research work that substantially
enlarges the scope of our current
knowledge – pushing forward the
frontiers of the known world – but
also the meeting and overlap of
diferent disciplinary areas and the
emergence of new fields.
The Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
honor fundamental disciplinary or
interdisciplinary advances across a
broad expanse of the knowledge
map of the 21st century.
The BBVA Foundation is assisted
by the Spanish National Research
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With the collaboration of
1/Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
2/ Biology and Biomedicine
3/ Information and Communication Technologies
4/ Ecology and Conservation Biology
5/ Climate Change
6/ Economics, Finance and Management
7/ Humanities and Social Sciences
8/ Music and Opera
In Humanities and Social Sciences, the award
will alternate annually between these two
disciplinary domains, with this eleventh edition
dedicated to the Humanities.
Nomination for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers
of Knowledge Awards is open and indirect. The
right to submit candidates extends to a wide
spectrum of organizations and departments,
including university schools, institutes and
departments, research centers, hospitals and
artistic and cultural institutions. Third-party
nominations are also accepted from researchers
and cultural creators that have made outstanding
contributions in their fields.
The nomination period concludes at 23:00
GMT on June 28, 2GN8.
The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a scientist or
physician-scientist who focuses on nucleic acid based therapeutics. The successful applicant will be
under the guidance of Dr. Mark A. Kay MD, PhD, Associate Chair for Basic Research and Head of
the Division in Human Gene Therapy. The research activities should relate in a broad sense to the area
of nucleic acid based therapeutics. The successful applicant must have a MD or PhD or MD and PhD
degrees, or their equivalent. Candidates should have a track record (dependent on their academic level)
in basic, translational or clinical nucleic acid based therapeutics. He/she will be expected to establish, or
will already have established, a high quality, independent research program and have a strong track record
of, or potential for, outstanding mentorship and teaching. The area of nucleic acid based therapeutics
is defned broadly and can entail but is not limited to: gene therapy, vector development, nucleic acid
chemistry and delivery, non-coding RNAs and therapeutic targets, biological mechanisms to enhance
therapeutics, preclinical disease models, and clinical trials. Opportunities for clinical service activities
are available but not required depending on the candidates’ interests and training.
The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor academic rank and within either
the University Tenure Line, Medical Center Line or Non Tenure Line (Research). Faculty rank and line
will be determined by the qualifcations and experience of the successful candidates. The predominant
criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall
mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional
service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfll. The major criterion
for appointment for faculty in the Non-tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as
a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists.
Applications will be reviewed beginning February 9, 2018 and accepted until position is flled.
Stanford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affrmative Action Employer. All qualifed
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring
additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests,
and the names of three references to: Melinda Hing ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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