Assistant or Associate Professor - Microbiology/Infectious Disease

UConn Health
06030, Farmington
September 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at UConn Health seeks an outstanding investigator for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank working in the field of Microbiology/Infectious Disease. We are searching for a highly motivated individual with demonstrated potential for creativity and academic excellence. In this new position, we specifically seek an investigator who has developed a research program studying microbial pathogens (viruses, bacteria or other pathogenic organisms). We are especially interested in researchers who focus on the structure and function of microbial proteins, identification of novel drug targets for antimicrobial drug discovery or mechanisms of drug resistance. Organisms of interest include, but are not restricted to, pathogenic bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and cancer-causing viruses including Papilloma and Hepatitis B and C. The successful candidate will have established a strong research program that utilizes state of the art molecular, genetic, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and/or structural methodologies. Other requirements include a strong publication record and evidence of successful extramural grant writing.

Research in the Molecular Biology and Biophysics department focuses on understanding the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. From the structural biology of cancer drug targets to the mechanistic interplay between viruses and human cells, MBB labs study the basic molecular processes underlying human illnesses. We seek candidates who complement existing strengths (, http://structbio.uchc.edu UConn Health offers outstanding Xray Crystallography and NMR resources, including an Oxford MicroMax-00 X-ray generator and NMR spectrometers operating at 500, 600, and 800 MHz (all with cryogenic probes), as well as well-equipped biophysical and electron microscopy core facilities. The department also houses a bacterial and insect cell protein expression facility.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and excellent publication record. Applicants should apply through this site, and upload a CV, cover letter, concise statements of research and teaching interests, and at least three letters of reference on letterhead with signature.

The closing date for receipt of applications is October 15, 2017.

Apply via the UConn Health Employment Services website at

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.


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