Assistant / Associate Professor - Microbiology & Immunology

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Salary and Benefits
March 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI), School of Medicine, University of California, Davis is engaged in research investigations on human infectious diseases, host immune interactions with pathogens and commensal microbiota, immune responses in malignancies, transcriptional dysregulation in cancer and the role of epigenetics in autism. The MMI department is seeking full-time candidates for a 100% academic position as an Assistant or Associate Professor (In Residence at 50% and 50% regular tenure track). Applicants must have active research involving cancer immunology (various aspects including innate immunity, cell signaling, interactions with microbiota, cancer vaccines, cell therapies). Successful candidate must have a Ph.D., and/or M.D. with postdoctoral experience and a record of research publications. Candidates are expected to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program and to actively participate in the academic and service missions of the University.  Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Laboratory and office space is available (including BSL2 and BSL3 laboratory space), with state-of-the art facilities, instrumentation, and administrative support. The NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center supports  clinical, translational and basic research in cancer. The MMI research and teaching programs intersect with other campuswide programs and resources in the Schools of Medicine, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,Genome Center, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, MIND Institute, California National Primate Research Center and Center for Comparative Medicine. UC Davis is ranked 10th as one of the top public and private universities in the nation reported by Washington Monthly magazine and U.S. News & World Report. The UC Davis School of Medicine is ranked 10th for the School of Medicine’s primary care programs in the US News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate School rankings. UC Davis has set a record with $846.7 million in research funding. The
UC Davis School of Medicine received the largest allocation of research awards at $300 million. The University’s student population is approximately 35,000.

For applicants at the Associate Professor level, a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding and published research is required. For applicants at the Assistant Professor level, a strong record of research publications and potential for obtaining extramural funding is required.

This position is not an H-1B visa opportunity. Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. For full consideration, applicants should be received by April 30, 2019; however, the positions will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, 3 publications, statement of Diversity, completed Authorization Release Form, and 3-5 letters of recommendation online at

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