Emory

  • Faculty Position - Open Rank

    Job Number
    20228
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    Department
    YRK: Microbiology & Immunology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
    Required Documents
    Cover letter
  • Description

    The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University seeks highly motivated applicants for positions at the Assistant or Associate Research Professor level for the ERASE AIDS program in the Division of Microbiology & Immunology. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Emory University School of Medicine (in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine or the Department of Infectious Diseases) as Assistant or Associate Professor. Track (tenure or non-tenure) and rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of immunology and virology of HIV infection using nonhuman primate models of SIV/SHIV infection. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research with evidence of scholarship that demonstrates a strong record of or potential to garner extramural funding for basic research. Candidates with an established independent program are preferred.

    Additional Details

    In 2015 the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) established a translational research program called ERASE AIDS (Emory Research Alliance to Stop/Eradicate AIDS). This new program builds on the existing expertise and scientific resources on the Emory campus to conduct transformative studies aimed at finding a cure for HIV infection. The program is based at the YNPRC and has been established as a collaboration between the YNPRC, the Emory University School of Medicine, the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and the Office of the Provost. ERASE AIDS is directed by Dr. Guido Silvestri, a world leader in AIDS research, and involves several highly recognized scientists including Dr. Raymond Schinazi, the inventor of some of the most widely used anti-HIV drugs, Dr. R. Paul Johnson, the YNPRC Director, Dr. Rama Rao Amara, Dr. Ann Chahroudi, Dr. Eric Hunter, and Dr. Mirko Paiardini, among others. ERASE AIDS scientists are the recipients of over ten individual and multi-center research grants focusing on curing HIV infection supported by the NIH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), thus representing one of the most productive and creative scientific communities in this highly competitive field of research.

    Interested individuals must submit an online application that includes a letter indicating their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site: http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers/index.html [Search for Faculty Jobs], referencing Job Vacancy #60447BR. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants will be notified prior to our contacting the provided references. Emory University and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center are an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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