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Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Microbiology

Tulane University
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Microbiology

Tulane National Primate Research Center
Open Date:
Sep 16, 2022

The Division of Microbiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University School of Medicine, Covington, LA invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor.  Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience.  Primary responsibilities of the position include: 1) developing an independent research program in non-human primate research. 2) collaborating with other investigators on the design, implementation and interpretation of diverse biomedical research projects involving infectious diseases and diseases associated with immune responses to pathogens (experience in metabolism research preferred), and to use this knowledge to develop tailored preventive and therapeutic strategies. 3) training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and residents. The relative emphasis on each of these components is negotiable depending on the applicant's interest and expertise.  The individual selected will join a very active research group that includes several NIH-funded faculty members and numerous collaborators, both domestic and international. The Division of Microbiology is actively engaged in several areas of non-human primate research including AIDS, tuberculosis, biodefense, Lyme disease, immunology of aging and regenerative medicine.  


The Associate Professor will be given an academic appointment commensurate with their experience. The academic appointment will be in either the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at 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 academic appointment will allow the Associate Professor to be a part of graduate student programs from either school.


The research portfolio and infrastructure of the TNPRC are focused primarily on nonhuman primate models of disease but other animal models are also available. 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.


The TNPRC has excellent infrastructure to support collaborative and independent research using primates. In addition to holding one of the largest colonies of nonhuman primates in the country, the TNPRC houses a large 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: (1) Anatomic Pathology, (2) Biotelemetry, (3) Cellular Immunology, (4) Clinical Pathology, (5) Confocal Microscopy and Image Analysis, (6) Diagnostic Parasitology, (7) Flow Cytometry, (8) Infectious Disease Aerobiology, (9) Pathogen Detection and Quantification, (10) Vector-Borne Diseases, and tick-borne disease vectors), and (11) Virus Characterization, Isolation and Production.

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Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (Ph.D., DVM or M.D./ Ph.D). Preferred applicants will have a background in bioinformatics and a strong interest in establishing an independent research program in infectious diseases.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, CV, research statement, diversity statement, and the name and contact information for 3 references for review by the search committee. You may upload additional materials to your application.

Please submit an application using Interfolio via the "Apply Now" button on this page.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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