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Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbiology and Immunology, BSL3 pathogens

LSU Health Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana
competitive compensation
Closing date
Feb 8, 2024

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Life Sciences, Microbiology
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Tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor are open for scientists with a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and medical students and directing a nationally competitive research program with a focus on Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) pathogens and their interaction with the host. LSU Health Shreveport is currently completing construction of the Medical Education and Emerging Viral Threat building, which encompasses approximately 3000 square-foot BSL3 laboratory and adjacent 9,000 square-foot BSL-2 support space. The leadership has identified BSL3 pathogen research as high priority and seeks to fill up to 4 tenure track faculty positions at Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Therefore, successful candidates will join a group of BSL3 researchers who will be members of the Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats as well as faculty in the Department for Microbiology and Immunology. The Department faculty of currently 13 members direct a training program of some 35 doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. The Department also houses a NIH-funded Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Process, which is currently in phase 1, and encompasses a total of 16 interactive faculty investigators in several Departments. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join the Center as faculty and have access to Center funding opportunities.

In addition to the BSL3 research space that will be fully equipped, LSU Health Shreveport has a well-equipped Research Core Facility including spectral flow cytometry, high resolution, spinning disc, multiphoton, and confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, single cell RNA sequencing, next generation sequencing, proteomics, a Redox/Histology core, small animal imaging, and positron emission tomography. In addition, the Department and Center houses research cores in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Modeling as well as Immunophenotyping. Animal facilities are excellent and include an off campus site for large animals. Information about the Department is provided at compensation and seed package will be provided. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and funding, and arrange three letters of reference to be sent to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, LSU Health Sciences Center, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932 at




LSU Health is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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