Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Experience
March 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center (HCC) and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor or in the following research areas:

  • Microbiome
  • Immunology (Cancer, Structural And Translational)
  • Immuno-Genomics
  • Inflammation and Tolerance

We are seeking an energetic, creative and innovative individual to complement a strong team of cancer immunologists. The recruit will have access to state of the art laboratory spaces; cutting-edge research core facilities (flow cytometry, a cellular therapy facility, gene targeting/knockout, translational research facility); and competitive start-up funding. Physician scientists or basic scientist with strong interests in human immunology and translational research are encouraged to apply.  Joint clinical appointments are also possible for candidates with clinical interests. Applicants must hold a MD, PhD, or MD/PhD. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a nationally competitive research portfolio that fosters interdisciplinary collaborative research between the HCC and M&I. The candidate will also be expected to participate in our education mission via course direction, instruction and/or mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

The recruit will join the HCC, the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in South Carolina. Its Cancer Immunology Program (CI), led by Dr. Zihai Li, possesses the critical mass and optimal environment for development of new immunotherapies. The CI Program is comprised of World Renowned Scientists who are committed to fundamental and translational research in the following areas: immune tolerance, transplantation, gene/drug discovery, lipid signaling, cancer immunology, and cancer prevention/control. Currently, HCC researchers hold approximately $45 Million in annual extramural cancer research funding with $23 Million originating from the NCI. The recruited faculty member will be appointed to M&I, a College of Medicine Basic Science Department with 28 primary faculty and a sponsored research portfolio of $12.9 Million ($9.4 Million from NIH). With a goal of advancing to the top 30 in the nation for NIH funding, the Department’s rank has steadily improved from #79 (2009) to #31 (2017) nationally. M&I has recently established the Immune Monitoring and Discovery (IMD) Core which contains a FlexMap3D multiplexing platform and the state-of-art mass cytometry-based cellular analysis instrumentation—Helios (CyTOF). Core functions include custom development of new reagents and immunoassays, guidance on selecting existing assays, and awareness/training on new immunoassay platforms. Academically, our T32 – Program in Immunology Research and Entrepreneurship (PIRE), complements our research program by training the next generation of immunologists and entrepreneurs.

Founded in 1824, MUSC is now the core of the state’s largest medical complex and one of its largest employers with over 11,000 employees. Our research laboratory space exceeds 1 Million square feet. In the past year, we were awarded 1,180 research grants for over $250 Million in funding and we disclosed over 100 inventions. And just recently, MUSC was named on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.

The University is located in historic Charleston, SC. The weather is beautiful year-round, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing during winter. There are several beaches within minutes of the city and the mountains are only three hours away. In addition to these amenities, the art, history, food, and festivals make Charleston a fantastic place to live.

Apply now by sending your curriculum vitae, 2-3 page description of current and future research interests, and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Chrystal Paulos
Chair, 2018 Faculty Recruitment Committee
Medical University of South Carolina