The University of Kansas, Higuchi Biosciences Center, seeks an Assistant Research Professor to conduct basic and applied research in the area of immunology, immunological methods, and animal models of enteric infections. The incumbent will be expected to develop an independent research program and serve as a principal investigator on proposals to external agencies and to become engaged in the academic and scholarly activities of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. These activities include, but are not limited to, performing collaborative research with academic faculty, supervising students at all levels in their research, serving on research related departmental and/or college committees, and organizing, attending, and presenting at professional conferences and seminars. A PhD in the area of microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, immunology or a suitably-related field in the biological sciences is required. Additional requirements include at least two years of postdoctoral experience in the generation of subunit vaccine formulations and the analysis of immune responses to these vaccines; a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals as evidence of scholarly achievement; demonstrated research productivity in one or more areas related to the development of bacterial subunit vaccines targeting the specialized type III secretion system; demonstration of an interdisciplinary approach to research; experience in the preparation of proposals for the acquisition of internal and/or extramural research funding; and experience in the use of FACS, ELISpot MSD plate reader systems and other specialized instrumentation for detailed analysis of mammalian immune responses. See detailed position description and application instructions at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/11142BR. Application review begins 5/14/2018.
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