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The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Two Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Infectious Disease Research

The WVU Health Sciences Center invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (rank open) in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology . We seek individuals with a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree who study the molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases toward their prevention and treatment. Dedicated laboratory space and competitive start-up funds will be made available. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly publications, productive post-doctoral training, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates for an Assistant Professor will be expected to obtain independent extramural funding, while appointments for Associate Professor and Professor will require the transfer of existing funding. The successful faculty will contribute to the undergraduate, graduate and professional teaching of the department.

The WVU Health Sciences Center has a strong commitment to improving the health of people in West Virginia and will benefit all people worldwide. Infections in pediatric patients are of significant interest and successful qualified appointee may hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to participate in a robust, interdisciplinary basic and translational research and training programs in a highly collaborative atmosphere. WVU Children’s Hospital serves as the premiere site of pediatric care within West Virginia and the surrounding region ( The WVU HSC is also opening a newly-constructed A/BSL3 facility in the spring of 2016 for research on agents requiring a high-containment laboratory. For more information about WVU HSC and the city of Morgantown, WV:

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of current and future research goals 4); teaching and mentoring philosophy; 5) a list of three representative publications; and 6) contact information for three or more references to:

Slawomir Lukomski, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
c/o Barbara Pritt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV 26506-9177

Review of applications will commence in July 2015

West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Health Sciences Center is a tobacco-free campus. West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.