The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant Professor, non-tenure stream in the area of emerging viruses. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree or equivalent. Applicants should have extensive expertise in viral pathogenesis of arboviruses of current public health interest (such as Rift Valley fever virus and other related bunyaviruses), with particular interest in the vertical transmission of these viruses in multiple animal species. The selected individual will be required to plan, direct, and execute complex virological experiments in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory environment to study the mechanisms underlying in utero transmission of Rift Valley fever virus, including an interest in understanding the pathology and immune response. Applicant must demonstrate practical, extensive knowledge of rodent handling procedures, virology, molecular biology, and immunology techniques. Applicant must be able to apply the latest knowledge and techniques to identify mechanisms of fetal infection in rodents. Applicants must have previous experience working with Select Agents at BSL-3, and strict adherence to BSL3 safety and security procedures is essential. This position will require successful completion of Department of Justice security clearance for work with Select Agents and Toxins, as required by Federal regulation. Successful applicant will be expected to manage and supervise a diverse team of technical personnel, students, and post-docs.
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's background/experience. The corresponding salary range is $56,965 to $82,614.
Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. The following documents are required. Upload them to your profile so that they are part of your applications: curriculum vitae, a cover letter referencing requisition #20002380 a concise one-page summary of research accomplishments, a two-page summary of future research interests, and names and contact information for three references.
1 page research summary 2 page future research interest Names and contact details of three references. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20002380
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