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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Professor (PhD) in Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia

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PhD Faculty Position in Global and Emerging Bacterial Infections

The Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor level, tenure-eligible PhD position in the broad fields of bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance, host interaction, and immunity. There will be particular interest in applicants focused on tuberculosis (TB), antibiotic resistance, and/or the microbiome.

We offer a highly interactive, collegial and collaborative research environment. The EVC has strong links with the Emory TB Center and Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center, and strengths in mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance, immunity to bacterial pathogens, and vaccinology. In addition to basic science, there is a significant focus on pre-clinical and translational research, which is bolstered by close links with the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Hope Clinic which houses a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit where human clinical studies are performed. There are broad collaborations between Emory’s basic scientists and clinicians within multiple departments in the School of Medicine including Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine-Infectious Diseases, Pathology, Biochemistry, as well as with faculty in the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Departments. In addition, numerous faculty collaborate with members of the Biomedical Engineering Department which is a joint program with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate education is robust at Emory and our faculty have access to multiple diverse graduate programs ( ) and training grants. Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and include several new research buildings, biocontainment labs and numerous excellent core facilities (, including the Emory Integrated Proteomics Core, Emory Comprehensive Glycomics Core, Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core, and the Emory Integrated Genomics Core. Our intellectual environment is enriched by proximity to and collaborations with the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Centers for Disease Control, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

We offer competitive start-up packages and seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of our research enterprise and to offer trainees richly varied perspectives. Applications from women and individuals from historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. Emory strives to support all faculty by fostering an equitable scholarly environment, offering a wide range of career development opportunities, and promoting work-life integration. We encourage potential candidates to visit the website of the Emory WorkLife Resource Center: .

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. and a record of productive postdoctoral training or achievement at the Assistant Professor level. Ideal candidates will be collaborative scientists who bring new perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program, and to participate in our graduate and medical student training programs through mentorship and teaching. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship. Candidates must apply online and submit their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and three letters of reference. inquiries can be sent to: Amie Stephens,

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Job Number 129243

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Required Documents Reference Letters, Research Statement