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University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 28, 2022

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Life Sciences, Virology, Health Sciences, Translational Research
Position Type
Full Time
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USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. For information regarding the USF Health, please visit our website at

POSITION SUMMARY: The University of South Florida (USF) and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) are launching an open-rank call for recruiting high level scientists in the field of Virology. Essential functions of this position include carrying out research in virology, publishing, obtaining high-level grants, including NIH grants, and serving as a Principal investigator, head of a research group, contributing to the recruitment of faculty, and mentoring USF scientists and MDs. Develop philanthropic relationships, contribute to defining strategic plans, scientific and recruitment priorities.


  • RESEARCH: Perform basic and translational research related to virology. Publish in major peer-reviewed journals, continue to maintain NIH and other grants.
  • TEACHING: Provide didactic, benchside, and bedside teaching of medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows and provide college-wide seminars.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE: Contribute to define the strategic research orientations on virology and microbiome at USF Health, contribute to establish community relationships for philanthropy, contribute to recruit new faculty and mentor faculty members in planning, research and submitting grants.

MINIMUM: Doctoral/Medical degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. For Associate or Full Professor - Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals, and be a recognized authority in the field of specialization.

PREFERRED: MD or MD/PhD; 10-year history of continuous NIH funding or other high profile international grants; current NIH funding at the level of at least one R01 and greater than $350,000 in direct costs per year or other comparable international grants; At least 5 papers with an impact factor above 15; H-index greater than 40; at least 10 year experience as a principal investigator in a highly renowned research institute or university.

USF Health

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 30435

Posting Date:  4/14/2022

Posting End Date: 10/11/2022

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Equal Employment Opportunity -  USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

About USF - The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF - With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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