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Research Assistant Professor of ImmunoBiology, Research track faculty

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University of Pennsylvania
Location
Philadelphia, PA

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Research Assistant Professor of ImmunoBiology, Research track faculty

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Jun 10, 2022
Close Date:
Jul 11, 2022
Description:

The Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Research Track Faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology in the Associated Faculty. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in immunology/molecular & cell biology, a clinical medical degree (MD, DVM, etc.), and an accomplished track record of research in the area of adoptive cell therapies and genetic engineering in large animal models.

Research areas of interest should focus on:

  1. Developing off-the-shelf, allogeneic cellular therapies
  2. Understanding mechanisms of allogeneic cell persistence and rejection
  3. Combination cellular therapies to improve safety, clinical efficacy and persistence of allogeneic products
  4. Genetic engineering of immune cells
  5. Clinical applications of adoptive cell therapies in large animal models

Applicants should have experience in a broad range of cellular immunology techniques including cell culture, flow cytometry, bulk and single-cell transcriptomics, and spatial profiling, and be well-versed in basic and applied transplant immunology. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a successful history of competitive grant funding for research, have current funding and be able to establish an outstanding research program as well as complement the expertise and contribute to the atmosphere of collegiality and professionalism within the Department’s Division of Immunobiology.

An appointment to research track faculty as Assistant Professor is for a three-year term with reappointment contingent upon satisfactory performance, adherence to School and University policies, and funding through external funding sources sufficient to cover 100% of salary and benefits. This position will be a full-time 12-month appointment with salary and benefits paid through external grant funding secured within the Nicola Mason Lab. Appointments of Research track faculty are untenured appointments to the Associated Faculty and follow University procedures governing these appointments. Research track faculty receive the same benefits as other full-time members of the faculty, but they are not entitled to scholarly leaves of absence or income allowance for early retirement. The handbook can be found online at https://catalog.upenn.edu/faculty-handbook/.

The University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes multiple options for retirement savings and tuition benefits for the candidate’s spouse or dependent children. The University of Pennsylvania is a qualified employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).  This position is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who enjoys working in a vibrant urban environment with an abundance of cultural resources, including music, art, theatres, and fine dining. Philadelphia offers easy access to New York and Washington DC. Additionally, Wissahickon Valley Park, Valley Forge National Park, and many more recreational amenities are within minutes of the city.  

 


Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in immunology/molecular & cell biology, a clinical medical degree (MD, DVM, etc.), and an accomplished track record of research in the area of adoptive cell therapies and genetic engineering in large animal models.

Applicants should have experience in a broad range of cellular immunology techniques including cell culture, flow cytometry, bulk and single-cell transcriptomics, and spatial profiling, and be well-versed in basic and applied transplant immunology. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a successful history of competitive grant funding for research, have current funding and be able to establish an outstanding research program as well as complement the expertise and contribute to the atmosphere of collegiality and professionalism within the Department’s Division of Immunobiology.


Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin considering applications immediately. The application system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent, a statement of research and personal goals, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted for the attention of the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Charles Vite, [email protected], Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Applications can only be submitted and accepted online at [Interfolio weblink]

The position start date is negotiable, but anticipated for the Fall 2022. Questions should be directed to search chair Dr Charles Vite c/o Search Coordinator  Sandra LaMonaca at [email protected].  Applications will be accepted through July 11, 2022.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
United States
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