Physician Scientist

Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU
May 17 2017
Organization Type


Virginia Commonwealth University
Infectious Disease/Microbiology-Immunology
Physician Scientist


The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University jointly invites applicants for a tenure eligible position as a physician scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level studying the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis. The successful candidate should hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Infectious Disease. Applicants should have interdisciplinary research interests that complement and expand existing expertise in both departments. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, investigation of mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, genomics, microbiome studies, innovative therapeutics/mechanisms of antimicrobial action and/or resistance and public health epidemiology. Ongoing or anticipated external research funding such as R01 or equivalent funding is expected. Startup resources and compensation are available commensurate with experience. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.   Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 32,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia, two hours south of Washington D.C. As one of the nation's top research universities it attracts more than $255 million a year in sponsored research funding. Twenty-seven VCU graduate and professional programs rank among the best in the nation in US News & World Report's “America's Best Graduate Schools.” Richmond, the state capital, is situated between the Shenandoah Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast. This central location provides an affordable lifestyle with easy access to beaches, mountains and other metropolitan areas on the east coast.   Please apply online at   Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled.

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