Professor and Chair, Division of Immunology, TNPRC

Tulane University
Covington, LA

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Professor and Chair, Division of Immunology, TNPRC

Covington, LA
Open Date:
Jul 31, 2018

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking an accomplished dynamic leader to Chair its Division of Immunology. The TNPRC has extensive NIH-funded research programs involving AIDS, tuberculosis, CMV, HSV, Lyme disease, and emerging infectious diseases. Special consideration will be given to candidates with outstanding records of research accomplishment in cellular immunology and/or measuring immune responses to vaccines or treatments. The TNPRC has highly productive and interactive faculty, most with NIH and non- grant funding and contracts to test immune responses to therapies and new prevention strategies for infectious disease. The Chair will be responsible for expanding the department’s research programs, including recruitment of new faculty, supervising a state-of-the-art flow cytometry core facility, and maintaining and expanding on existing translational immunology research programs within the TNPRC. Preference will be given to those with successful research programs into the immunology of infectious diseases and/or with extensive experience in cellular immunology experience using the latest technologies.

The Chair of the Division of Immunology will be appointed at the rank of Associate, or Full Professor. The academic appointment will be in an appropriate Department of either the Tulane University School of Medicine (SOM) or the Department of Tropical Medicine of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). Significant collaborations exist among the TNPRC, SOM and SPHTM which offer unique and highly synergistic resources and opportunities.

The research portfolio and infrastructure of the TNPRC are focused primarily on nonhuman primate models of disease. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to existing research programs and to build or bring their own independent research agenda. All necessary resources to assure that the candidate is successful will be provided including ample laboratory and office space and administrative assistance. An ample start up package will be included.

The TNPRC has excellent infrastructure to support collaborative and independent research using nonhuman primates. In addition to holding one of the largest colonies of nonhuman primates in the country, the TNPRC is the only National Primate Research Center that houses a Regional Biosafety Laboratory, to support research under the NIH/NIAID National Biodefense Program. Research resources include extensive BSL2/ABSL2 and BSL3/ABSL3 facilities and highly integrated clinical and laboratory support for studies using nonhuman primates. This includes a full-time staff of clinical veterinarians and technicians and core services including state of the art research facilities for performing advanced immunologic techniques.

  • Terminal degree (MD, DVM, PhD) and experience in in Immunology or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years postdoctoral research experience or training in Immunology.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience with faculty, staff and students in a professional, research or educational setting.

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