Positions Available


Associate Director, E. coli Genetic Stock Center, Yale University


The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology invites applications for appointment as Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist to serve as Associate Director of the E. coli Genetic Stock Center. The Stock Center serves the academic and industrial communities by acquiring, archiving, and supplying E. coli K-12 strains and by maintaining and further developing extensive computerized databases. We seek a dedicated and meticulous scholar with understanding of microbial genetics and metabolism, practical experience in microbiology, and administrative and managerial skills. Additional information on the Stock Center and Department can be found at cgsc.biology.yale.edu and www.biology.yale.edu. Please send curriculum vitae, application letter, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mary Berlyn, Kline Biology Tower, Yale University, P.O. Box 208103, New Haven, CT 06520-8103 or mary.berlyn@yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are urged to apply.


Assistant/Associate Professor--Molecular Pathogenesis/Bacterial Genetics

Tenure-track faculty position for a scientist with postdoctoral training in prokaryotic molecular biology/pathogenesis. Responsibilities involve teaching graduate and medical students and directing a nationally competitive research program. See our website for information on the Department: http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/microbiology. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and funding, and three letters of reference to Dennis J. O'Callaghan, Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130.


Assistant/Associate Professor

The Program in Medical Laboratory Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, invites applications for an assistant/associate professor. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment with rank and salary commensurate with experience. Minimum requirements: Ph.D., two years relevant teaching experience, and general clinical laboratory science certification. Applicants are expected to establish a productive research and scholarship program and maintain active involvement in professional organizations. Experience in medical microbiology, molecular diagnostics, or clinical chemistry is preferred, or expertise that complements existing faculty strengths. Interested individuals should fax letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Lynne Williams, Ph.D., CLS(NCA), Chair, MLS Search Committee; fax, 248-370-4227. The desired start date is 15 August 2004. Applications will be reviewed as received and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Oakland University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


Research Assistant Professor

The Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, invites applications for a non-tenure-track position at the level of Research Assistant Professor. This individual will direct a hepatitis C clinical virology laboratory for a large, multicenter clinical trial as well as a hepatitis C cellular immunology research program. Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent doctoral degree with a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience in immunology and clinical virology of hepatitis C. A strong background in clinical laboratory research and hepatitis C immunology is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of obtaining external funding for hepatitis C immunology research. Salary DOE + excellent benefits. Interested candidates will submit a CV and five (5) reference letters by the closing date of 30 June 2004 to Lawrence Corey, M.D., Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, #D3-100, P.O. Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. Available immediately to study infection, inflammation, and autoimmunity. Major emphasis is on (1) innate and adaptive inflammatory immune responses in Lyme disease, and (2) models of autoimmune arthritis. Ph.D. or equivalent degree required and background in cellular or molecular immunology or microbiology desirable. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Allen Steere, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, 149 13th Street, Room 8301, Charlestown, MA 02119; e-mail, crfitzpatrick@partners.org.

Faculty Positions--Molecular Virology

The Department of Microbiology at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (www.utsouthwestern.edu/microbiology) is seeking new faculty in molecular virology at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Faculty will be expected to develop front-rank, competitive, independent research programs that focus on one or more aspects of the viral life cycle (host-pathogen interactions, viral pathogenesis, disruption of viral replication, command of host cell processes, viral immunology, etc.) that will complement existing strengths in HCV, West Nile virus, HIV/SIV, and viral oncogenesis. Research on any virus of medical relevance or that is a potential biothreat is of interest. The candidate also is expected to contribute to the teaching of medical and graduate students. Attractive startup packages, including a competitive salary and new laboratory space, are available to conduct research in an expanding, dynamic environment. For exceptional candidates, an Endowed Scholars Program offers startup funds of $1,000,000 over four years. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience and an exceptional publication record. Candidates please forward a c.v., three letters of recommendation, two or three representative publications, and a brief summary of future research to Dr. Michael V. Norgard, chair, Department of Microbiology, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9048 (fax 214-648-5905). U.T. Southwestern is an equal opportunity university.


Professional Research Associate

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder is accepting applications beginning 1 June 2004 for a Research Associate position. A Ph.D. degree in biochemistry or related field is required with practical background in bioorganic chemistry and structural biology, including ribozymes and crystallography. Responsibilities include preparation of large chemically modified RNAs, and crystallization and structure determination by X-ray crystallography. Salary, $29,107-$35,445. Send CV and three recommendation letters to Dr. Norman R. Pace, Attn: Research Associate, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, UCB 347, Boulder, CO 80309. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


Postdoctoral Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available for work involving oxidative stress systems and their role in biofilm survival of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with a background in molecular biology and microbiology and be strongly motivated. Please send your CV and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Daniel J. Hassett, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0524; tel., 513-558-1154; fax, 513-558-8474; e-mail, Daniel.Hassett@UC.Edu.


Position in Microbial Food Safety


Position available: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Microbial Food Safety. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Ph.D. required with research expertise in microbial food safety, especially of foods of animal origin. D.V.M. or equivalent preferred. Demonstrated aptitude/experience or potential in teaching required. Documented research program in microbial food safety. In order to complement the department's existing strength in preharvest food safety and epidemiology, the successful candidate will possess strength in food safety beyond the preharvest stage (e.g., animal transport, slaughter, processing, product handling, or distribution). Demonstrated record or evidence of potential in acquisition of extramural funding. Familiarity with food animal production and processing systems. Knowledge of use of applied epidemiological methods is desirable. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. Evidence of leadership and initiative is required. Teaching responsibilities include: (1) participation in lectures, laboratories, and discussions in the D.V.M. professional curriculum and graduate professional curricula (M.P.V.M., M.P.H., and planned M.E.H.), and (2) participation in the graduate academic programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) of the campus. Research responsibilities include the development of a creative, independent, and productive research program in microbial food safety as a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position, including publication of results in professional/scientific journals. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ongoing research program in foodborne pathogens at the molecular, organismal, or host-population level. Individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of graduate students. Service: The successful candidate is expected to work with state agencies and campus groups in identifying research needs in microbial food safety and to be a consultative resource for those agencies. University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and other appropriate means is required. To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by 9 July 2004; position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications and experience and career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and addresses of four professional references to Dr. R. H. BonDurant, chair, Attn: Terry Davison, MSO, Department of Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Postdoctoral Position--Bacterial Arsenite Oxidation

Postdoctoral position available to examine the role of specific gene products in regulating and facilitating arsenite oxidation in bacteria. Appointment is for 1 year and renewable for a second year depending on progress and availability of funds. Excellent benefits. Required: Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field plus experience in molecular biology. Send CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Tim McDermott, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Leon Johnson Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717; tel., (406) 994-2190; fax, (406) 994-3933; e-mail, timmcder@montana.edu. Screening will continue until a suitable candidate is found. A/AA/EO/VET.PREF.


Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral fellowship is available to study iron and heme transport systems in the gram-positive bacterial pathogen Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the causative agent of diphtheria. The project involves the characterization of a heme-responsive two-component signal transduction system. The research will include genetic analysis as well as functional studies on the protein components involved in heme signaling. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in microbiology or similar discipline and experience in molecular biology. The position is located at the Laboratory of Bacterial Toxins at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA. Laboratories are located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. The salary will range from $36,000-48,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Please send resume to Dr. Michael Schmitt, Laboratory of Bacterial Toxins, CBER, FDA, HFM-437, 8800 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 or e-mail resume to schmitt@cber.fda.gov. FDA is an equal opportunity employer.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in infectious diseases of animals and/or animal host immune responses. This position is defined as 70% research and 30% teaching. The anticipated start date is 1 January 2005. The faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain an independent extramurally funded research program that interfaces with active research programs within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Active, funded research groups in the department are focused on the immunology, pathogenesis, and genomics of organisms causing infectious diseases of animals. These research programs are enhanced by NIH-funded training grants and are located in excellent, modern facilities on the WSU campus. A Ph.D. degree is required, and preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated abilities in attracting funding, conducting and publishing the results of hypothesis-based research, and interest in high-quality graduate education. The teaching responsibility includes teaching and directing Veterinary Virology, a core course in WSU's professional veterinary medicine curriculum. A D.V.M. or equivalent degree is preferred, but commitment to excellent teaching in a clinically relevant context is required. The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with other teaching faculty in the department, and be actively involved in the Department's collaborative teaching efforts. The position is anticipated to be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, but extraordinary individuals at the Professor rank will be considered. Applicants for an Associate Professor or Professor level position must have a very strong publication record, current extramural funding, and excellent teaching credentials. Applications will be accepted until 23 August 2004. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Stephen Hines, c/o Ms. Sue Zumwalt, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, P.O. Box 647040, Pullman, WA 99164-7040. WSUb is an EEO/AA Employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply. For more information: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/employment/.


Postdoctoral Position

NIH-funded postdoctoral position to study Mycoplasma pneumoniae cell biology and pathogenesis. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with a background in molecular biology and microbiology. Please send your CV, a one-page description of your research interests, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Duncan Krause, Department of Microbiology, 523 Biological Sciences Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; tel., 706-542-2671; fax, 706-542-2674; e-mail, dkrause@uga.edu;

http://www.uga.edu/mib/. Application deadline is 15 July 2004. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Research Scientist

A faculty position is available at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center at the level of Research Assistant Professor to work on resistance of staphylococci to antimicrobial drugs. The applicant must have at least two years experience working with staphylococci and bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents, have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology or molecular biology, and have extensive experience with the techniques of molecular biology, bacterial genetics, and basic microbiology. Support is from a NIH grant and is appropriate to training and experience. Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest that describes their experience by 30 June 2004 to Gordon L. Archer, M.D., VCU Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Box 980049, Richmond, VA 23298. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Virology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in a well-funded research laboratory for a highly motivated individual to join an active virus research group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under Polly Roy (Roy, Orbivirus Structure and Assembly, Review Article, Virology 215:1-11). The laboratory is currently focused on various aspects of arboviral replication and transmission, and in particular, double-stranded RNA virus research including reverse genetics, transcription/replication processes, virus assembly mechanisms, virus-host interactions, and protein crystallization. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive knowledge in molecular virology, especially animal RNA viruses, and a good publication record in the field of virology. Interested candidates should send their CV and the names and addresses of two references to Sharon Montgomery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Medicine/Division of Geographic Medicine, BBRB 203, 845 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294-2170; tel., 205-934-6748 or 975-2631; fax, 205-934-5600; e-mail, liq@geomed.dom.uab.edu or sharonm@uab.edu. Salary is negotiable and based on qualifications and experience. The University of Alabama System is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


Senior Research Manager/I.D.

The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is a global public health organization dedicated to improving I.D. treatment through research and education concerning antimicrobial resistance. Located on the Tufts Medical School Campus in Boston, APUA conducts its programs in coordination with affiliated chapters in over 50 countries and leading national and international public health organizations. The Senior Research Manager serves as principal investigator on NIH projects, coordinator of international consortium, and manager of research staff engaged in I.D. related research and grant writing. Requirements: Advanced degree in clinical microbiology, epidemiology, pharmacology, medicine, and/or related discipline; management experience and strong track record in peer-reviewed publications and successful grant development. Risk analysis experience a plus. Cover letter and resume to APUA, HR Dept, 75 Kneeland St. Boston, MA 02111 or send to apua@tufts.edu or fax to 617-636-3999. No calls please. See www.apua.org. EOE AA.


Head of Department of Veterinary Pathobiology


The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (UICVM) at Urbana-Champaign seeks an outstanding individual to serve as Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. Candidates must have a strong record of leadership; a clear vision of the future of veterinary medicine; and a desire to lead a diverse, dynamic community of veterinarians and biomedical researchers into that future. Preference will be given to candidates with D.V.M. or M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees. Candidates must possess a strong professional record compatible with appointment as Professor with tenure. The appointment is a full-time, 12-month appointment effective on or about 1 January 2005. The incumbent would be encouraged to engage in scholarly activity in teaching, research, and/or service, in addition to administrative duties. Salary is negotiable. Additional position information is available at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/vphead. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references in PDF format to dee@uiuc.edu or by mail to Dee Bergman, Search Coordinator, University of Illinois, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61802; tel., 217-333-2760. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 15 July 2004. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The UIUC is an AA-EOE.


Director--Microbiology Laboratory

The Department of Pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is seeking a Director for its Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at University Hospital. This is a tenure-track position with academic rank commensurate with experience. The individual will provide technical, clinical, and administrative leadership in the areas of bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, and virology. The applicant will be expected to participate in the educational activities of the department and engage in individual and/or collaborative clinical research. This individual will also work with national and local officials to keep University Hospital current in bioterrorism preparedness. The applicant should hold a doctoral degree in Microbiology with experience in molecular diagnostics and must be board certified/eligible by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Preference will be given to candidates with more than 3 years of experience directing a clinical laboratory. University Hospital is a 350-bed tertiary care center serving central New York with active clinical services in infectious diseases, adult and pediatric critical care and emergency medicine, cystic fibrosis, bone marrow transplantation, and kidney/pancreas transplantation. New hospital facilities that include a Children's Hospital are in development. The Syracuse greater metropolitan area has a population of over 300,000 with abundant recreational activities for all seasons, affordable housing, and excellent schools. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Gregory A. Threatte, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210; e-mail, THREATTE@upstate.edu. To learn more about University Hospital visit www.upstate.edu (EOE).