Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Immunology – New Posting
Weill Cornell Medicine
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD
New York, New York
We are seeking to hire outstanding early, mid-career or senior level tenure-review eligible faculty to become members of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Weill Cornell Medicine (see: http://robertsinstitute.weill.cornell.edu).
The mission of the Roberts Institute is to establish a multidisciplinary center of excellence that will pursue innovative research to accelerate new scientific discoveries, and enable personalized translational medicine to better prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
We invite applications from outstanding individuals with research interests relevant to IBD and all other chronic inflammatory diseases. Broad areas of particular interest include the immune system, gastroenterology, the microbiota and chronic inflammation. There are strong interactions with a wide range of independent research groups across Weill Cornell and neighboring institutions, and the position offers exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary and translational collaborations. Each successful applicant will initiate and direct a cutting-edge research program based within the new Belfer Research Building at Weill Cornell Medicine. Successful applicants will join a group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics across other research institutes within the College (http://weill.cornell.edu).
Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology – New Posting
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking nominations and applications for Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. The Chair is the chief administrative officer for the department with overall responsibilities including (1) recruitment, mentoring and promotion of faculty, (2) management of departmental budgets, (3) coordination of departmental instructional activities in both the graduate and professional veterinary programs and (4) provision of strong leadership in research, teaching and applicable service activities. In addition, the Chair is expected to serve as the primary departmental liaison with the scientific community in the UF Health Science Center, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, as well as other UF campus units and the state of Florida at large.
The new Chair will join and lead a dynamic faculty with research expertise in animal models of disease, infectious diseases of animals and humans, molecular genetics, mucosal immunology, and vaccine development and therapeutics. The University of Florida affords a strong, vibrant interdisciplinary environment for collaborative research excellence. The College of Veterinary Medicine is part of the University of Florida Health Science Center which houses six health related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). It is the only health science center in the southeast, and one of only three nationally, where all six colleges of health are located on the same campus. The CVM has equally strong ties to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The collaborative environment at UF is also enriched by the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, and numerous other Institutes and Centers, including the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology. Departmental faculty are actively involved in these and other collaborative opportunities.
The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Applications for job number 498042, a curriculum vitae, names of four persons who can provide letters of reference, and a vision statement should be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/498042/chair-professor.
Email inquiries to Dr. Steve Roberts, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com) are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online.
Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2017.
Postdoctoral Position in Mucosal Immunology: Stromal Cells
Division of Immunology and Vaccinology
Danish Technical University
A Postdoctoral position is available in the Mucosal Immunology group headed by Professor William Agace at the Division of Immunology and Vaccinology, at the Danish Technical University, Veterinary Institute, Fredriksberg/Lyngby. The research group focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating immune homeostasis and inflammation in the intestinal tract with a particular interest in the impact of stromal elements in the regulation of adaptive immunity (see Nat Rev Immunol, 2014 Oct;14(10):667-85. Cell reports 2016 Mar 15;14(10):2375-88, Immunity, 2016 Apr 19;44 (4):850-74). The successful candidate will join a team of collaborative groups with expertise in state-of-the-art animal models, proteomics, systems biology and clinical gastroenterology to assess the mechanisms regulating regionalized immunity along the length of the intestinal tract.
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Postdoctoral fellow will utilize state of the art animal models and in vivo/in vitro phenotypic and functional assays to assess the ontogeny and function of intestinal stromal cells in the regulation of mucosal adaptive immune responses. In addition to their own project the successful candidate is expected to work closely alongside other members of the group/other groups on collaborative projects.
The candidate should be highly motivated, have the ability to work independently but also enjoy contributing and working within a team. The successful candidate will have documented training in immunology (Ph.D), with considerable practical expertise in a broad range of in vitro and in vivo immunological techniques, including multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting, IF microscopy, murine immune models. Prior experience in working with primary stromal cells is highly beneficial.
Salary and Terms of Employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
The laboratory is located in Frederiksberg on the DTU Vet Campus but will move to the DTU Campus in Lyngby March-April 2017.
The period of employment is 3 years (with the possibility of an extension).
Further information may be obtained from Professor William Agace, firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Division Jørgen Schøller, email@example.com You can read more about DTU Vet at www.vet.DTU.dk.
DTU Vet conducts veterinary and medical research, education, scientific advice to public authorities and diagnostic services at the highest level to improve the health and welfare of animals and people in society. The department is national veterinary reference laboratory and is responsible for the laboratory part of the veterinary contingency plan. DTU Vet plays a central role in creation of the future of veterinary and human medicine through excellence in research, scientific advice, education and diagnostic services. The department achieves this vision by the improvement of an entrepreneurial culture of leadership in basic and strategic research and by incorporating the findings into education, consultancy, and industry partnerships. In collaboration with DTU departments and the veterinary and medical communities, the department will give rise to the next generation of life science oriented engineers. The Researcher will be attached to the Division for Immunology and Vaccinology, one of the two divisions comprising the Department employing 220 persons.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- Application (cover letter)
- List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Position in Mucosal/Viral Immunology
Laboratory of Dr. Linda J. Saif
The Ohio State University
Wooster, Ohio, United States
An NIH post-doctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Linda J. Saif of The Ohio State University for a recent PhD trained in mucosal/viral immunology. Training/experience in virology and in vitro cell culture and enteroid models is desired. Research focus is on mucosal immunity to human enteric viruses (rotavirus, norovirus, etc) and mucosal viral vaccines in the context of a human microbiota transplanted neonatal germfree animal model for human disease and malnutrition. Emphasis is on immunomodulators (adjuvants, micronutrients, probiotics, etc) that enhance vaccines and reduce disease.
Our laboratory focuses on comprehensive and integrated studies of innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses in neonates to enteric viral pathogens and vaccines and the impact of gut commensals/probiotics/diet on these responses. Immune correlates of protection are assessed by viral challenge using our unique neonatal germfree animal disease model.
- A recent PhD in immunology or virology with viral immunology training
- Relevant documented experience in immunology including immunoassays and flow cytometry, microarrays and molecular assays.
- Experience in mucosal immunology, virology, biostatistics, cell culture, animal models desired. Experience in microbiome-host interactions is beneficial but not essential.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English documented by scientific presentations and peer-reviewed publications
- Ability to independently analyze and present scientific data at meetings and prepare and submit scientific reports and publications
- Ability to collaborate within a research team
Please send resume, one page statement of laboratory skills, scientific accomplishments, interests and goals and contact information for 3 references including supervisors via e-mail addressed to:
Dr. Linda J. Saif
Distinguished University Professor
Food Animal Health Research Program
OARDC/The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691