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Assistant/Associate Professor: Infectious Diseases & Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Full Time/ Benefits/Faculty
Closing date
Dec 30, 2023

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Life Sciences, Microbiology, Virology, Health Sciences, Medicine
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The Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy (CIAT) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invite applications for non-tenure and tenure-track faculty positions at the ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level. Applicants should have an M.D., Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D., and a demonstrated interest in novel approaches to treating antimicrobial-resistant infections, including small molecule discovery, pre-clinical development, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling, bacteriophage therapy, and/or other alternative therapeutics. Additional areas of interest include computational biology, bioinformatics, and host-defense responses. Clinician-scientists and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to studying antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and conducting translational research. Ongoing or anticipated R01 (or equivalent) funding is strongly preferred. Startup resources and compensation are available commensurate with experience.



An Assistant Professor should have demonstrated teaching ability, experience in advanced study and research, and professional experience that would enable them to make academic contributions. An Associate Professor will have a strong record of experience with impactful scholarship, a local, regional, and developing national/international reputation, effectiveness as a teacher, and service.



The Division of Infectious Diseases is comprised of more than 90 faculty members. Major strengths of the Division include HIV/AIDs, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Antimicrobial Resistance, Infection Prevention, and Hospital Epidemiology. Several basic and translational research laboratories are focused on the epidemiology, genomic epidemiology, and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Robust clinical research programs are also in place across the Division specializing in HIV, Transplant ID, and innovative clinical trials. The Division includes 6 Centers of Excellence, including the Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy (CIAT) which was established with the goal of developing long-term solutions to combat the antimicrobial resistance crisis. CIAT brings together principal investigators with shared interests and complementary expertise to generate successful collaborative research programs. Faculty within CIAT include internationally-recognized experts in mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, functional genomics, clinical trials, molecular diagnostics, pre-clinical infection models and alternative therapies, including bacteriophages, antimicrobial peptides, and fecal microbiota transplantation. The successful candidate will join a robust research environment at a world-class institution that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and attracts the top scholars globally.  For more information, please visit:



The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is a world-renowned research institution and serves as the nucleus of the Pittsburgh region’s cutting edge clinical and biomedical research initiatives and is home to a growing number of world-class investigators. UPitt is annually ranked among the top educational institutions in NIH funding. The School of Medicine is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). This partnership has led to the establishment of many research centers and institutes that bring together basic scientists, clinical scientists, and physicians. UPMC is a leading health care provider that is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report of the best hospitals in America. UPMC is a dynamic, progressive academic health care complex that has made concerted effort to establish pioneering health care programs, to seek out nation's most talented scientists, and to support and foster excellent environment for researchers to succeed. 



Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three qualified references for position # 22002887 and apply at The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

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