Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine
I. RECRUITMENT PLAN
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000508 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Basic Sciences Specialty: Microbiology/Immunology/Tropical Medicine Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2014 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and the newly established Research Center for Neglected Diseases at The George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, seeks new faculty members to establish vibrant, extramurally funded research projects.
Tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level are available in these thematic areas:
• HIV immunobiology, especially related to HIV "functional cure" or HIV vaccine research.
• Immunology, genetics and pathogenesis of infection-related cancers including those caused by helminths (e.g. flukes, protozoans) and viruses (e.g., EBV, HTLV, and HHV8).
• Neglected tropical disease pathogens and vector biology.
• Human immunology, especially innate immune mechanisms, vaccines, and mucosal immunology/human microbiome.
Successful applicants will be expected to establish or expand an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program; experience or interest in basic and translational research on infectious diseases in endemic areas are of special interest.Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD/DVM or equivalent degree, in related relevant disciplines (HIV immunobiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology); postdoctoral and/or other research experience; a compelling publication track record; grant writing experience; demonstrated interest in teaching graduate and health care students; and evidence of potential to attract extramural funding.Advertised Salary: Competitive salary and start-up funds are available for this position. Other Benefits:
Highly competitive salary, start-up funds, and space within the new NIH-funded collaborative laboratory space are available.Other Information:
Current research in the department focuses on parasitic infections, especially caused by helminths; and HIV infection. Strong international research links exist between faculty and scientists in Thailand, Brazil and Mexico. The SMHS is centrally located on GW's Foggy Bottom campus; ample opportunities exist to collaborate with other basic or clinical researchers in other SMHS departments, with the GW SPHHS, at the NIH, Children's National Medical Center, and at other universities in the Washington DC metropolitan area.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please upload a cover letter that emphasizes specific qualifications.
Please upload a 3-5 page research plan under "Statement of Research Interest."
Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review will begin November 30th 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled.
For further information about the positions please contact Dr. Douglas F. Nixon, Department Chair, The George Washington University at [email protected]
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and seeks to attract active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.Department Link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/microbiology/ Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:
The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18484
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a PhD and/or MD/DVM or equivalent degree, in related relevant disciplines (HIV immunobiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology)?
- * Can you demonstrate postdoctoral and/or other research experience?
- * Can you demonstrate a record of top-tier publications?
- * Do you have grant writing experience?
- * Can you demonstrate interest in teaching graduate and health care students?
- * Can you demonstrate evidence of potential to attract extramural funding?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interest