Assistant or Professor (Immunology & Aging) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 404868
Department Name: 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) in partnership with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (https://medicine.uky.edu/centers/sbcoa) are seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the field of Immunology and Aging. Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, fundamental mechanisms governing innate and adaptive immune senescence and inflammatory responses. The candidate will also hold an appointment in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally respected center of excellence where independent basic/ translational and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging includes the NIA-funded University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Research Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biospecimens, and statistical support). Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus (Specific Request 1), teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2), and contributions to diversity (Specific Request 3) as well as the names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
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Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD, MD or equivalent
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD, MD or equivalent
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.