Faculty Position in Vector-Borne Diseases/Rank DOQ (Faculty)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Internal Number: 82153
Requisition Number: 2023-328
Business Unit: College of Medicine
Department: Pathology/Microbiology 50000521
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking to recruit a full-time, tenure-leading faculty member in the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with documented evidence of high-quality research in the field of vector-borne biology. We are looking for an established researcher who can lead others faculty members by integrating the disciplines of entomology, microbiology, and immunology to understand vector-borne human diseases. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of extramural research funding and commitment to a collaborative research approach. The appointee will synergize with the existing research interests in the program, have (or exhibit the potential to build) an extramurally funded research program, and contribute to graduate education, including the successful mentorship of trainees. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent) with at least 3-4 years of post-doctoral training or faculty experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a university benefits package.
UNMC has a robust research and medical community within the growing and vibrant city of Omaha, Nebraska. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 70 faculty members working in modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities, including BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities. UNMC supports novel and high-impact scientific discoveries through multiple research core facilities, including the Advanced Microscopy Core, Electron Microscopy Core, Proteomics Core, Genomics and Epigenomics Cores, Biomedical Informatics Core, and others.
Omaha is located in eastern Nebraska along the Missouri river. It is the largest city in Nebraska and home to seven Fortune 500 companies. In addition to benefiting from local investment into the UNMC campus, local philanthropy supports a thriving arts scene including the Omaha Symphony. The city boasts many parks nestled within its various unique and historic neighborhoods.
Applicants interested in joining an innovative and collegial department should submit a document comprised of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research program and record of trainee mentorship (not to exceed 5 pages), and the names and addresses of three referees to https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/82153. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in entomology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, or highly relevant field of scientific study.
3-4 years of postdoctoral or faculty experience
Research experience interfacing arthropod and/or mosquito vectors, microbial pathogens, and mammalian hosts.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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