Med-Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (18001956)
The Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) of the University of Pittsburgh invites outstanding scientists to apply for up to four tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant and Associate Professor levels. This interdepartmental center seeks to recruit faculty working on BSL-2, BSL- 3 pathogens and/or select agents who are focusing on understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases with a view to translating this knowledge to the early stage development of creative interventions against clinically-relevant human and animal pathogens. Applicants with research interests in rational attenuation, predictive vaccinology, the novel delivery of biopharmaceuticals or who use platform based approaches to mitigate emerging infectious diseases would be ideally aligned with the mission of CVR. The University of Pittsburgh is currently ranked number three nationally for NIH funding. The center encompasses approximately 20,000 square feet of space, including the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, and offers comprehensive accommodations for BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-3+ work. Biocontainment facilities include ten dedicated laboratories permitting in vitro work on select agents; an aerobiology core for computerized quantitative aerosol exposure in animal models; four fully equipped ABSL-3 facilities for in vivo infection and challenge studies; a necropsy suite and state-of-the-art multimodal whole animal imaging capabilities. Applicants must hold a PhD (with or without DVM, MD) and postdoctoral research experience. Successful candidates are expected to have, or to establish independent, nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs and contribute to teaching in graduate and/or professional curricula. Salary, rank, and academic appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up, compensation and benefits packages are available. Learn more about the work in the CVR by visiting our website: www.cvr.pitt.edu The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Applicants should submit i) a cover letter ii) a statement of research accomplishments and plans iii) a curriculum vitae and iv) the names and contact information for at least three professional references to the CVR Search Committee c/o W. Paul Duprex, PhD, Director Center for Vaccine Research via CVRlnfo@pitt.edu (subject line: CVR Faculty Search). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 18001956
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.