The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. We are seeking candidates with a strong publication record and history of NIH or foundation grant funding in the areas of (autoimmune diseases, basic immunology, cancer immunology, inflammation, viral disease), immunogenetics or computational biology. Applicants with additional experience with a research program in the area of translational immunology and precision immunology are highly desirable. The faculty member will be expected to sustain a recognized research program, maintain excellence in scholarship; initiate and sustain externally sponsored research programs. It is also expected that the individual build collaborative local research networks across the University of Florida College of Medicine; nationally and internationally. This position also requires the candidate mentor PhD or Md/PhD students in their lab as well as; teach and develop graduate courses within the microbiology and immunology curricula. This individual will play a leadership role in expanding the institutional center of excellence in immunology as well as help lead precision medicine and AI driven initiatives in immunology that will integrate with clinical and preclinical research.
The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory has a long and illustrious track record in immunology research, particularly in relationship to animal models and clinical/translational autoimmune programs in the areas of Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, cancer immunology, inflammation and immune regulation. The Department’s NIH research funding places amongst the top Pathology Departments in the UF (not sure where we rank now) and is in one of the top 3 US institutions in Type 1 Diabetes research funding. The College of Medicine and UF Health System provides exceptional resources for clinical translational immunology activities as well as clinical trial support, e.g. CTSI. In addition, UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence (AI) partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest university-based supercomputer that will train highly AI experienced students and faculty to accelerate the future of personalized healthcare.
The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, FL, is the flagship campus of the State of Florida University system and is ranked as the #5 best public US University according to US News and World Report. The Gainesville area has superb weather, inexpensive living, nationally ranked schools, and multiple year around recreational opportunities.