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Department

Veterinary Biosciences

Position

Adaptive Immunity to Viruses

Rank

Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Infectious Diseases

Description

A tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor is available in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University (OSU) to investigate the mechanisms of adaptive immunity to viral infections. This position is in partnership with the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, College of Medicine at OSU as part of ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations. Candidates with a research focus on adaptive immunity to RNA viruses are especially encouraged to apply. The position is part of a cluster of hires in the Treatment and Prevention of Emerging Viruses, and Immunology and Host Microbe Interactions that in turn is part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Theme) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). These hires will build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent degree and postdoctoral training experience, interest in programmatic synergy with existing members of OSU faculty, and exhibit a superb record of research excellence. The candidate is expected to have or to develop an independent and nationally-recognized research program with extramural funding, be actively involved in collaborative research in the broader OSU community leading to programmatic initiatives, and have a strong commitment to graduate education. The Departments and University provide a generous start-up package, state-of-the-art core facilities and instrumentation for basic and translational research, as well as a collaborative and collegial environment. OSU is one of the most comprehensive health sciences centers in America and contains an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with extensive shared resources, multiple centers and programs in infectious disease research, and interdisciplinary graduate education programs. Moreover, Columbus offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools and a variety of career opportunities.

 

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a cover letter, CV, summary of research program and future directions, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and negotiable. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Address all correspondence to Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Chair of the Search Committee at boyaka.1@osu.edu.

 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.