WILLIAM & SARAH JANE PELON ENDOWED CHAIR
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine is initiating a search for a senior researcher to join the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology. Candidates will be considered for appointment as Professor on the tenure track and should have a strong record of research accomplishment, lead an active, nationally funded research program, and have a commitment to developing collaborative translational research programs. This position is associated with the endowed William and Sarah Jane Pelon Chair, designed to enhance the scholarly productivity of the incumbent.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., demonstrated team-building ability, and a strong track record of developing translational research from basic scientific observations. Expertise in all areas of host/pathogen interaction will be considered, but special consideration will be given to those complementing existing core departmental strengths in HIV, HIV-related infections, and sexually transmitted infections.
LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine offers a highly interactive and collegial environment, with a strong history of collaborative research programs and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including core laboratories in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, imaging, and flow cytometry. Excellent opportunities exist for interaction with clinical departments, and with research Centers of Excellence in Vaccine Development, Cancer, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Cardiovascular Biology, and Neuroscience. Anticipated duties and responsibilities will include sustaining an exceptional research program, mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and participation in departmental and school graduate and undergraduate teaching programs. The institution offers competitive start-up packages and salaries.
Qualified applicants with a substantial record of scientific achievement should send a single PDF document containing their curriculum vitae including details of publications, previous and current research funding, teaching experience, a statement of research plans, and the names of at least three referees through the following link located on the LSU Career website: https://lsuhsc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6731
The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.