Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics
University of Connecticut Health Center
Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbiology/Infectious Disease

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health CenterUConn Health seeks an outstanding investigator for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank working in the field of Microbiology/Infectious Disease. We are searching for a highly-motivated individual with demonstrated potential for creativity and academic excellence. In this new position, we specifically seek an investigator who has developed a research program studying microbial pathogens (viruses, bacteria or other pathogenic organisms). We are especially interested in researchers who focus on the structure and function of microbial proteins, identification of novel drug targets for antimicrobial drug discovery or mechanisms of drug resistance. Organisms of interest include, but are not restricted to, pathogenic bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and cancer-causing viruses including Papilloma and Hepatitis B and C. The successful candidate will have established a strong research program that utilizes state of the art molecular, genetic, cellular, biochemical, biophysical and/or structural methodologies. Other requirements include a strong publication record and evidence of successful extramural grant writing.

Research in the Molecular Biology and Biophysics department focuses on understanding the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. From the structural biology of cancer drug targets to the mechanistic interplay between viruses and human cells, MBB labs study the basic molecular processes underlying human illnesses. We seek candidates who complement existing strengths (http://mbb.uchc.edu/ , http://structbio.uchc.edu, http://sb.uconn.edu). UConn Health offers outstanding X-ray Crystallography and NMR resources, including an Oxford MicroMax-00 X-ray generator and NMR spectrometers operating at 500, 600, and 800 MHz (all with cryogenic probes), as well as well-equipped biophysical and electron microscopy core facilities. The department also houses a bacterial and insect cell protein expression facility.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and excellent publication record. Applicants should apply through Career Opportunities at UConn Health, and upload a CV, cover letter, concise statements of research and teaching interests, and at least three letters of reference on letterhead with signature.

The closing date for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017.

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