Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (Microbiome)
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 457360
Department Name: 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
We seek a scientist whose research program investigates how to dissect host-microbiome interactions broadly across disease states. Potential research areas include (but are not limited to) investigating how the microbiome modulates host responses to infection/vaccination, cancer immunotherapy, neuro-inflammation, aging, and drug/alcohol abuse.
Who we are looking for:
Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative researchers, and a dedication to our values of equity and diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates; and provide service at a level commensurate with their career stage. We especially encourage applicants with research interests that embrace interdisciplinary approaches and can integrate with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine priority research areas: diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance abuse and neuroscience.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter which also includes contact information for three professional references, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest (upload as specific request 1), teaching philosophy (upload as specific request 2), and diversity statement (upload as specific request 3). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is 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.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all under represented minorities.
Who we are MIMG faculty (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) have developed strong program in microbial pathogenesis and immunology and are currently building a microbiome interest group. The department has an excellent collaborative atmosphere and strong ties with various centers in the Medical Center and other Colleges. UK is located in the heart of Lexington, one of the top ranked cities in the country for quality of life. It offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. UK College of Medicine has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development, as well as guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities.
Lexington (https://www.visitlex.com) is a cosmopolitan city with a population of approximately 325,000 that was voted 9th friendliest city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler in 2021. The city offers an array of cultural activities, excellent recreation areas with many hiking (close to world famous Red River Gorge area) and biking trails as well as water related activities, and a multitude of top-ranked collegiate sports. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 national destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown
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.