Assistant Professor - Basic Sciences - Virology

Uconn Health   Farmington, CT   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 4, 2023
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The Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics (MB&B) at UConn Health seeks exceptionally creative candidates for an early-to-mid career position (tenure-track Assistant Professor), who use structural, molecular, cellular and/or translational approaches to elucidate the molecular basis of disease in the general field of virology.

Research in MB&B integrates multiple approaches to define, at the molecular level, the proteins and pathways affected in human disease. Here, we specifically seek an investigator who has developed a research program studying viruses (at the BSL-2 level). We are especially interested in researchers who focus on the molecular pathways involved in viral recognition, hijacking of host mechanisms, subverting host defences, replication and/or transmission processes. 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. The candidate will augment existing strengths in the department and the larger UConn Health research community. Programs that focus on the identification and development of translational outcomes are also of particular interest.

MB&B and UConn Health provide a rich and diverse research environment and are deeply committed to the development and success of incoming faculty. The UConn Health School of Medicine is home to 30 departments and institutes, including Cell Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, the Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, among others. It is also closely affiliated with The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and the UConn School of Dental Medicine, both located on the same campus. Candidates will have access to exceptional institutional core facilities, including Light Microscopy, Structural Biology, High-Performance Computing, Electron Microscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Flow Cytometry, Histology, Genomics, and Proteomics/Metabolomics (see for further details).

Successful applicants will have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree; a sustained record of exceptional scholarly success; and the promise of future innovative accomplishments via proposed (early career) or established (mid-career, including evidence of successful extramural grant funding) research programs. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be highly collaborative and integrate with the growing number of researchers and physician scientists in the basic science and clinical departments at UConn Health.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statements of research plans (up to 3 pages) and teaching (up to 1 page) through the on-line portal (please visit Search No: 2023-720).

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Stephen King, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Molecular Biology & Biophysics at

UConn Health is an affirmative action, EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.