Assistant Professor of Research, Infectious Diseases and International Health

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-10
Req: R0021066

The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, seeks an Assistant Professor of Research to join the research faculty.

The candidate is expected to lead and conduct independent research in projects associated with the characterization, detection, and molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, as well as the development and characterization of novel antimicrobial candidate peptides or molecules. The overarching goal of the project is to gain insight into the development/spread of antimicrobial resistance and develop novel antimicrobial strategies to combat infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. The position will entail extensive in vitro experiments with Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, and in vivo animal models of infections. The in vivo animal studies will involve the design and execution of experiments using a variety of bacterial pathogens and infection types. Responsibilities will include designing and leading a research program; writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication; making presentations at local, regional, national, and/or international conferences; and supervising/training students and staff in a collaborative manner in the laboratory. This position is restricted and contingent upon funding.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, or related fields and have at least three years of experience beyond post-doctoral training. Candidates must have prior experience preparing & submitting grant applications, writing & publishing manuscripts, and have research experience working in all of the following areas:

  • Human bacterial pathogens
  • Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
  • Microbiology and microbiological techniques/approaches
  • Bacterial genetics and bacterial resistance mechanisms
  • Molecular biology approaches and PCR- and/or antibody-based assay development
  • Host immune response assays
  • Antimicrobial assays
  • Antimicrobial peptide development and testing
  • In vivo animal studies

For additional information about the position, please contact Molly A. Hughes, M.D. Ph.D. at

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins at or via telephone at (434) 924-2963.

To apply please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0021066". Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications who do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/12/2021
Application Due: 4/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time