Center for Vaccine Research

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University of Pittsburgh
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Center for Vaccine Research


The Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) of the University of Pittsburgh invites outstanding scientists to apply for up to four tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant and Associate Professor levels.  This interdepartmental center seeks to recruit faculty working on BSL-2, BSL-3 pathogens and/or select agents who are focusing on understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases with a view to translating this knowledge to the early stage development of creative interventions against clinically-relevant human and animal pathogens.   Applicants with research interests in rational attenuation, predictive vaccinology, the novel delivery of biopharmaceuticals or who use platform-based approaches to mitigate emerging infectious diseases would be ideally aligned with the mission of CVR.  

The University of Pittsburgh is currently ranked number three nationally for NIH funding.  The center encompasses approximately 20,000 square feet of space, including the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, and offers comprehensive accommodations for BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-3+ work. Biocontainment facilities include ten dedicated laboratories permitting in vitro work on select agents; an aerobiology core for computerized quantitative aerosol exposure in animal models; four fully equipped ABSL-3 facilities for in vivo infection and challenge studies; a necropsy suite and state-of-the-art multimodal whole animal imaging capabilities.

Applicants must hold a PhD (with or without DVM, MD) and postdoctoral research experience.  Successful candidates are expected to have, or to establish independent, nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs and contribute to teaching in graduate and/or professional curricula. 

Salary, rank, and academic appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.   Competitive start-up, compensation and benefits packages are available.

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Applicants should submit i) a cover letter ii) a statement of research accomplishments and plans iii) a curriculum vitae and iv) the names and contact information for at least three professional references to the CVR Search Committee c/o W. Paul Duprex, PhD, Director Center for Vaccine Research via (subject line: CVR Faculty Search). 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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