PhD, MD, or MD/PhD Scientists: Virology

Location
Lexington, Kentucky
Salary
-
Posted
September 10 2021
Discipline
Life Sciences, Virology
Organization Type
Academia

The department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) is recruiting PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track open rank faculty positions in the area of Virology.

We seek scientists who will pursue a research program in viral immunology, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, or related areas in virology relevant to human disease. Ideal applicants are scientists using state-of-the-art approaches that combine genomics, cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and in vitro or in vivo models of infection. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics - FE02717 – 51048669 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347959

Application process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position are 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.

Who we are

The University of Kentucky is located in the city of Lexington (https://www.visitlex.com), a cosmopolitan city that was voted 9th friendliest city by Conde Nast Traveler in 2021. It offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. UK College of Medicine has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development as well as guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities. The city of Lexington offers an array of cultural activities, a multitude of recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water related activities, and a full menu of collegiate sports. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 national destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown.

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