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Assistant Professor

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado (US)
Highly competitive salary/benefits and laboratory start-up funds
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty, Research Scientist
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The Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates with strong research plans in the general fields of Immunology and Microbiology are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have well-developed interdisciplinary research plans that employ innovative approaches, human systems and animal models to study pathogenic mechanisms, innate immune responses, and inflammatory processes with bacterial, viral, or other pathogens including those affecting skin and vaginal mucosa. 

Other requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in the biomedical sciences and an excellent record of research productivity. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain a strong extramurally funded, collaborative research program and to participate in teaching and mentoring of graduate and medical students. The research-intensive Department of Immunology and Microbiology is housed in world-class facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Denver area ( The Department and the Anschutz Medical Campus foster a highly collegial culture and the possibility to establish collaborations with investigators in a variety of basic and clinical departments. In addition, exciting recent campus initiatives including RNA Biosciences (, Human Immunology and Immunotherapy (, and GI and Liver Innate Immunity ( provide resources, advanced instrumentation, and expertise to enhance the research program of the successful applicant.

Faculty appointees will receive outstanding start-up support and will work in a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, including genomics, proteomics, imaging, Cryo-EM, and ABSL3/BSL3 facilities.

Applicants should prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan summarizing current and proposed research, and contact information for three professional references. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Review of applications will begin in October 2021 with preference given to applications received before November 1, 2021. The review process will continue until an appointment is made or the search is terminated. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is committed to diversity and equality in employment.

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