Open Rank - HIV Cure Center
Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: Med-Infectious Diseases - 411460
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0002206
Position Summary: The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine is recruiting for an open rank fixed term research or clinical faculty position. In both the clinical and research tracks, the candidate will be expected to conduct HIV cure research with the goal of developing and testing new therapeutic approaches to clear latent reservoirs of HIV and to eradicate HIV infection, to understand biologic basis of latency and clearance and to understand the role of cell types in HIV latency with a focus on T cells. In addition, the candidate will be expected to apply for external funding, writing and submission of journal articles related to their research, creation and delivery of scientific presentations, teaching and mentoring of students and postdoctoral associates. In the clinical track, the candidate will be expected to teach and/or perform clinical service within this department in a manner that is consistent with standard practices for a fixed term clinical faculty.
Education Requirements: M.D. or PhD. in Biology, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology or related field.
Qualification and Experience: The successful candidate/s must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree and a track record of rigorous lab-based research demonstrated by an outstanding publication record and the proven ability to establish a successful independent research program. In addition, Clinical or Research Associate/Full Professor level applicants are expected to have extramural funding and an growing national reputation as a leader in their field. All applicants must have a research focus in the study of HIV persistence (latency mechanisms, immune response, drug development, viral clearance, novel assays, approaches, and therapeutics). The applicant's research may employ a wide variety of experimental approaches including a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques and in vitro and in vivo models. Excellent teaching skills in both didactic and interactive teaching styles are highly desirable.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Department Contact Name and Title: Mary Napier
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]
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