The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-leading faculty position within the area of virology and infectious diseases. The department is building a core of strong virology researchers by recruiting an investigator with expertise in the molecular and cell biology of viral pathogens, including mechanisms of pathogenesis, in vitro and in vivo host-pathogen interactions, and therapeutic development. We are particularly interested in investigators focusing on emerging viruses of public health importance who can interface with multidisciplinary teams to support biopreparedness and response efforts, including national and international initiatives led by the UNMC Global Center for Health Security. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology envisions the growth and strength of the virology group to complement the established large groups of investigators studying staphylococcal biology and obligate intracellular pathogens. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 3-4 years of post-doctoral training or faculty experience, 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a university benefits package.
UNMC has a vibrant research and medical community within the growing and affordable 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. A national leader in biosecurity and biopreparedness, UNMC is investing more than $1.3 billion through Project NExT to further research and medical response to biomedical emergencies. In partnership with Nebraska Medicine, UNMC operates the National Quarantine Center, the Region 7 Emerging and Special Pathogens Treatment Center, and serves as a leader for rapid-response clinical research through the Special Pathogens Research Network. UNMC has a strong relationship with the Department of Defense, and houses one of 13 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) through the Nebraska University National Strategic Research Institute. UNMC houses multiple core facilities to support novel and high impact research programs, including the Advanced Microscopy Core, the Electron Microscopy Core, the Proteomics Core, the Genomics and Epigenomics Cores, the 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 four 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 names and addresses of three referees to https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/75069. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.