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Open Faculty – Viral Pathogenesis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 20, 2021

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) is seeking to double its faculty over the next 8 years by recruiting multiple faculty to enhance and expand each of the institute’s Scientific Research Programs in Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Intervention and Prevention, and Population Health (see Successful faculty candidates will be expected to synergize with faculty and staff in existing Programs to foster Texas Biomed’s efforts to become national/international leaders in infectious disease research, including research on susceptible populations. Texas Biomed is a free standing, private nonprofit research institute. It supports BSL2, BSL3 and BSL4 programs with unparalleled resources, and is the host institution of the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC), one of the seven National Primate Research Centers supported by NIH in the U.S.

Texas Biomed seeks to recruit Faculty at any rank to develop/expand a successful and impactful independent research program that will be supported by federal and independent agency funds. Research interests can include basic research on viral interactions with the host, development and testing of vaccines or therapeutics for viral infection, development of animal models, or the study of viral communities in line with our institutional Scientific Research Programs (Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Intervention and Prevention, and Population Health). Examples include mechanisms of virus cell entry and propagation, the impact of viral infection on non-communicable diseases, and development of protective immunity to viral infections, among others.

Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D. and/or DVM in a Biological Sciences specialty. Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of an independently-funded research program.  Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should include: (1) Curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of past and present research accomplishments highlighting their relevance to one or more of the three Texas Biomed Scientific Programs, (3) a summary of future research plans, and (4) names and emails of at least three professional references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the chairs of the search committee, Dr. Shelley Cole ( and/or Dr. Ricardo Carrion Jr ( 

Commitment to Increasing Diversity in Science: Texas Biomed hires according to its values of Teamwork, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Safety (TIDES) and is highly committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, and/or other legally protected status and to ensure that affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy. Texas Biomed is aligned with multiple educational and commercial entities in San Antonio, TX, and is committed to recruit and support dual-career families.

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