DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo invites applications for two faculty positions in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This search targets investigators working on any molecular, cellular, and/or immunological aspect of microbial pathogenesis. Areas of particular interest would be microbiology in relationship to aging, clinical translational/infectious diseases, and bioinformatics.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The department is strongly research-oriented, with major programs in bacteriology, immunology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. The department has an active research faculty containing 11 primary faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty as part of the graduate research faculty. Most departmental faculty members are also members of The Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, an interdisciplinary center within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The department is fully equipped with all technology required to support a cutting-edge research program. For more details on faculty and research programs, please visit: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/micro.html and https://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/micro/research/witebsky.html.
Facilities and Research Partners: The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is housed in a new state-of-the-art facility on the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Nearby are the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), which have international reputations in cancer research and structural biology, respectively. The University at Buffalo (UB) has Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, and Pharmacy, whose faculty collaborate extensively within the University, as well as with faculty at RPCI and HWI. Other institutional resources located on the downtown campus are the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the Clinical and Translational Research Center.
Community Environment: Buffalo—the City of Good Neighbors—is the second-largest city in New York State. Yet, it’s a big city with a hometown feel. World-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo such a great place to study, work and live. To learn more about the Buffalo/Niagara Region visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/home/ub_at_a_glance/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.
Candidate Requirements: Individuals applying at the entry level of Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M, D.D.S, or equivalent degree and, at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applicants at higher levels will also be expected to have extramural funding. All individuals hired will be expected to establish and/or maintain an on-site extramurally funded and productive research program, to contribute to undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching, and to assume various administrative responsibilities of the department. The school/department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) summary of present and future research plans (3 page maximum), (4) statement (1 page maximum) detailing the applicant’s approach to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (5) names/email addresses of three references to: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/38160.
Only applications and documents submitted online via the UBJobs site will be accepted.
The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We are actively looking to hire virologists at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to join the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). Our Department has a very active research program with all tenure-track faculty currently funded by NIH grants. The Department has a history of providing rigorous and highly supportive mentoring to junior faculty that has resulted in an outstanding success rate for funding, promotion and tenure. The Department and the University provide a highly collaborative environment with many collaborative projects and grants both within and outside UB. State of the art facilities are available for research support (BSL3/ABSL3 suites, Genomics and Bioinformatics Core, The Center for Computational Research, a Proteomics and Bioanalysis Core, Confocal Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Core, Gene Modulation Facility, Histology Core, Gene Targeting and Transgenic Facility, Pathology and Tissue Procurement Core, Small Molecule Screening Core, and many more). Within a two block radius are: Buffalo General Hospital, the Oshei Women and Children’s Hospital, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, where many faculty hold adjunct appointments. Our teaching and service duties are quite manageable, and we have hard salaries supported by New York State. Buffalo is a growing, dynamic, affordable, northern border city that provides an outstanding quality of life.