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Junior Faculty - Virologist

Job Description

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The laboratory of Stefan Sarafianos invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor or Instructor. We are seeking a scientist with expertise in Structural Biology, specifically Electron Microscopy to conduct and direct research on HIV-1, SARS-CoV-2, MPXV, and HBV. Additional background in biophysics, Biochemistry, Virology and Cell Biology would be a plus.

The Sarafianos lab is a component of the growing Center for ViroScience and Cure and the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology at Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics in Atlanta, GA.


Key responsibilities will include:
• HIV-1, HBV, SARS-CoV-2, and MPXV research and data analysis
• Preparation and submission of project proposals to secure additional research grant funding in collaboration with internal and/or external investigators
• Writing and review of scientific papers/abstracts; publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
• Supervision of a diverse staff
• Mentorship and training of undergraduate, graduate, and technical and doctoral scientists
• Data presentation at national and international meetings
• Establishment and maintenance of biosafety protocols
• Maintaining confidentiality and a high code of ethics
Eligible candidates will have:
• a Ph. D. in Structural Biology/Biophysics or Biochemistry with additional expertise in Virology, or Cell Biology.
• Productive postdoctoral training record
• Continuous record of publications, including in high impact journals.
• Experience in overseeing teams of researchers in an academic setup, and have strong background in structural biology, electron microscopy. Additional expertise in virological, cellular, molecular biology, biophysical, and biochemical techniques would be a plus.
• Submission of grants at NIH or other agencies


Emory University School of Medicine, is fully committed to the shared values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging for every member of our community. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best scholarship, teaching, and research.


The COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption is currently only required for individuals working in a clinical setting. For more information on the University or Hospital policies, including exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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