The Center for Microbial Pathogenesis (CMP) within the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a scientist at the Assistant Professor level within the tenure stream. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. The CMP supports basic science research in diverse aspects of host-pathogen interactions, with a specific emphasis on infectious agents associated with illness in infants and children. Researchers located in the center will seek to answer essential questions underlying microbial disease, including the host response to infection, the role of polymicrobial infections in the development of disease, the development of microbial resistance, and the generation of new models and systems to study microbial infections, amongst others.
The CMP is located within Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). CHP was ranked 7th in the nation overall in the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's "Best Children's Hospitals and was ranked 7th in NIH funding for FY 2013. The University of Pittsburgh holds >$400 million of NIH funding and ranks fifth among more than 3,000 entities that receive NIH support. Pitt offers an extremely collegial environment, with expertise in microbial pathogenesis, immunology, structural biology, and many other disciplines.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in the fields of microbiology, virology, parasitology, and/or immunology. Scientists who have engaged in interdisciplinary and innovative research at the interface of host-pathogen interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. Programs applying cell biological, advanced imaging, and/or genomics are particularly favored. Applicants must have performed sufficient postdoctoral research and have demonstrated outstanding promise to build an independent research program and secure external funding.
The position includes a competitive salary, laboratory space, and start-up funding. It is expected that the candidate chosen will establish an independent, extramurally funded research program and actively participate in the educational mission of the School of Medicine.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Carolyn Coyne, PhD, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, c/o Jen Melvin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a diversity statement.
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