The School of Medicine at the University of Louisville invites applications for faculty position(s) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Scientists interested in all areas of microbiology or immunology are encouraged to apply. Preferential consideration will be given to applicants with a research program that emphasizes the study of host-microbe interactions including studies on microbiota and pathogenic microorganisms.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The department is strongly research-oriented, with 20 primary faculty members maintaining major programs in bacterial pathogenesis, cellular microbiology, immunology, and virology. The newly recruited faculty will have laboratory space in the new Clinical Translational Research Building (CTRB) that is fully equipped for research in molecular and cellular biology, including live cell imaging, genomics, flow cytometry and state of the art animal housing with whole animal imaging capability. For more details on faculty and research programs, please visit: http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/microbiology.
Facilities and Research Partners: The U of L School of Medicine provides an excellent research environment and the majority of the departmental faculty are also members of either the Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM), the Institute for Cellular Therapeutics (ICT) or the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC). These active academic research centers offer a wide range of facilities as well as collaborative research opportunities. The CPM manages the newly constructed 45 million dollar Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) that houses advanced instrumentation for the study of pathogens and infectious diseases. CPM Shared Resource Cores within the RBL include BioImaging, Immunology, Microbiology, Animal Models and High Throughput Biology certified for Tier 1 Select Agent, CDC and/or USDA pathogens (www.centerforpredictivemedicine.org) .
Candidate Requirements: Appointment is open rank, depending on qualifications and evidence of established research programs. The successful applicant will participate in departmental activities including graduate program and medical school teaching. The positions offer competitive salary and startup packages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent
• Strong record of scientific accomplishments
• Active research program with current grant funding and Principal Investigator status
• Potential for research and educational interactions with the members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Louisville, with a population of over one million and the home of the Kentucky Derby, was chosen as one of the top 10 places for families by Parenting magazine in 2010 and as the most livable city in America by the US Conference of Mayors in 2012. It offers excellent private and public schools for K-12 education and the University of Louisville has Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering and Business.
Application Process: Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a summary of present and future research plans, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) the names/email addresses of three references at: https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/emp_apply_login.asp (Job Id: UL157). Applications will be accepted until 1-1-15 or until the position(s) is filled.