Assistant Professor

Tulane University
Tulane National Primate Research Center

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor

Tulane National Primate Research Center
Open Date:
Jan 18, 2023

The Division of Microbiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University School of Medicine, Covington, LA invites applications for a research track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience.  Primary responsibilities of the position include: 1) maintaining and expanding your own research program and advancing the research and academic programs of the division; 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, 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, SARS-CoV-2 and emerging pathogens.

The Assistant 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 Assistant 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.

More information is available at the following link:


Minimum qualifications include a doctoral degree (Ph.D., DVM or M.D./Ph.D). Preferred applicants will have a record of relevant publications and potential for grant funding.

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:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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