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As South Carolina’s premier biomedical research institution, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is committed to recruiting top scientists to serve the needs of residents. With $300+ million in research funding and 1,242 extramural awards in fiscal year 2023, the collaboration between faculty, staff, students, and our partners accelerates the movement of scientific discoveries to patient and public health care that improves lives.  

Cooperation and Collaboration 

MUSC’s research faculty work to advance biomedical research discovery and solve some of the most pressing health challenges within a number of research centers and institutes, including cancerstrokehealth disparitiesaddiction sciencesinflammation and fibrosis, and digestive disease. Collaboration across disciplines is key and is supported by MUSC’s research cores and the expertise they provide.  

Moving Discovery to Action 

Strength in basic and clinical research at MUSC leads to the practical application of health advances. The Office of Clinical Research and the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise, streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale change in clinical and translational research. 

Partnering for Progress 

Research partnerships with businesses of all sizes can move the needle on biomedical progress. The Research Opportunities & Collaborations program works with industry sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), government agencies, health care institutions, and more to pair research opportunities with MUSC Investigators. The Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization fosters relationships that help move research discoveries to scale to provide real-life solutions.