BSL3 Director/Assistant Professor (within tenure stream)

(Ref#: 1312019)

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
  • Research Scientist
  • Other
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Department of Pediatrics

University of Pittsburgh, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis

The Center for Microbial Pathogenesis (CMP) within the Department of Pediatrics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a scientist at the Assistant Professor level within the tenure stream who will also serve as director of a new state-of-the-art BSL3 facility. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

The CMP supports basic science research in diverse aspects of host-pathogen interactions, with a specific emphasis on infectious agents associated with illness in infants and children. Researchers located in the center will seek to answer essential questions underlying microbial disease, including the host response to infection, the role of polymicrobial infections in the development of disease, the development of microbial resistance, and the generation of new models and systems to study microbial infections, amongst others.

The CMP is located within Department of Pediatrics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). CHP was ranked 9th in the nation overall in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's "Best Children's Hospitals and is consistently in the top 10 in NIH funding. The University of Pittsburgh holds > $400 million of NIH funding and ranks third among more than 3,000 entities that receive NIH support. Pitt offers an extremely collegial environment, with expertise in microbial pathogenesis, immunology, structural biology, and many other disciplines.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in the field of emerging virus infections. Scientists who have engaged in interdisciplinary and innovative research at the interface of host-virus interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have performed sufficient postdoctoral research and have demonstrated outstanding promise to build an independent research program and secure external funding. In addition, applicants must have experience managing a BSL3 facility.

The position includes a competitive salary, laboratory space, and start-up funding. It is expected that the candidate chosen will establish an independent, extramurally funded research program and actively participate in the educational mission of the School of Medicine.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and the names of three references to: Jen Melvin at

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

Education Requirement:
PhD, BSL3 Experience
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • infectious diseases
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Rangos Research Bldg. 9th Floor
Pittsburgh , PA 15224
Jennifer Melvin,