Galveston, Texas
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October 16 2020
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The Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, is seeking to recruit tenure-track faculty at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an MD, PhD, DVM or equivalent degree.

The University of Texas Medical Branch: UTMB has many highly interactive research centers, biomedical institutes, and a national biocontainment laboratory with excellent infrastructure to conduct research in BSL-2, -3 and -4 on diverse animal models of infectious diseases, including arthropod containment levels 1-4 (ACL4 for tick research only) and extensive insectaries. The Department, with 54 full-time clinical and research faculty, is ranked among the top 25 of its peer departments in NIH funding.

Vector Biology:  The preferred areas of research include: i) biology of disease-transmitting vectors (mosquitos, ticks, or mites), ii) vector-pathogen-host interactions with emphasis on skin immunology, and iii) animal models of pathogen transmission for infectious diseases.

The successful candidate(s) should be highly productive with an established record of extramural funding or the potential to establish and spearhead innovative basic and applied research programs in one or more of the above areas. The successful applicants should be amenable to collaborative studies with other investigators studying the pathogenesis, ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, including vector-borne infectious diseases in the department and be committed to graduate education by teaching and mentoring graduate and medical students.

Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience; excellent benefits and highly competitive startup packages are offered.  Relocation expenses are also provided. 

Living in communities served by UTMB Health: 

To learn more about the various communities in and around the UTMB service area:


Interested applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a detailed Cover Letter that includes a statement of personal and research  goals to:

Please direct any questions regarding these opportunities to Dr. Nikos Vasilakis:, Vector Biology and Immunology Search Committee.  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled


UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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