Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Microbiome Research

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Competitive salary, start-up funding, laboratory space, and benefits will be offered
November 21 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics and the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at any rank for an investigator studying how microbiota impact host physiology or disease susceptibility. The ideal candidate’s research program will involve genetic manipulation of microbes and physiological studies such as metabolomics and will complement existing strengths in microbial pathogenesis, host immune response to infection, and cancer biology. Special consideration will be given to applicants who utilize human samples, interface extensively with clinicians, or use small animal models or organoid culture systems to analyze complex microbial communities. Early career investigators with a growing national reputation in microbiome-related research are encouraged to apply.

The Markey Cancer Center is Kentucky’s only NCI-designated center and was recognized in August of 2017 as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by US News & World Report. The Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics at the University of Kentucky is one of only six NIH Common Fund-supported Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Centers in the U.S. State-of-the art research cores, including a gnotobiotic facility, are also available.  The College takes pride in interdisciplinary programs in infectious diseases, neuroscience, cancer, toxicology, and cardiovascular disease and is committed to fostering new collaborations across clinical and basic science departments.

The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University is found at ( Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.  Please apply using the University of Kentucky on-line at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.