The Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Hollings Cancer Center, and College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina is accepting applications for tenure eligible Associate Professor or Professor in Cancer Immunology and Living Therapeutics. We seek outstanding scientists who will bolster our diverse research portfolio, complementing our strengths in T cell biology, T cell metabolism, Tumor microenvironment, Target discovery, and Use of immune cells as vehicle for cancer therapy. Candidates conducting cutting-edge research broadly in cancer immunology and host-defense are especially encouraged to apply. This position is eligible for a Smartstate Endowed Chair. Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. Applicants should have a strong record of sustained productivity as demonstrated by publications and extramural funding. Highly competitive start-up packages are available including ample laboratory space. Appointment and rank will be determined by the applicant's qualifications.
The scientific environment within the College of Medicine and in the Department is highly interactive and productive, with ties on campus to other Basic Science and Clinical Departments, as well as Research Centers and Institutes. Outstanding core facilities are also available. MUSC has a clinical Good Manufacturing Facility that can be utilized for the generation of cellular products for the treatment of malignant diseases.
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is located in the beautiful historic district of Charleston (ranked #1 travel destination in the U.S.) bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches to the east, and national forests and wildlife refuges to the north and south. MUSC is the state’s top-ranked medical center. The Medical University of South Carolina is a leading medical research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.
Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: Successful applicants are expected to have, or to obtain, external grant support and to participate in teaching microbiology/immunology-based courses to graduate and medical students. Candidates should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. and demonstrate a record of productive and high-quality research. Academic credentials and existing extramural grant support will determine faculty rank. Current research programs are in Cancer Immunology, Transplantation Immunology, innate immunity, stem cell biology, infectious Pathogenesis, HIV, HCV. Highly competitive start-up packages are available including ample laboratory space.
The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.
Application materials should be addressed to the department chair:
Sophie Paczesny, MD, Ph.D.
Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina
Hollings Cancer Biology Immunology Program co-leader
Sally Abney Rose Endowed Chair in Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Basic Sciences Building, Ste 203
173 Ashley Ave, MSC 504
Charleston, SC 29425
Questions can also be addressed to:
Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director Center of Cellular Therapy
Medical University of South Carolina
Women and members of underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants, must also apply to both Science Careers and MUSC online portal at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/540203/univ-open-rank-microbiology-and-immunology