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Assistant or Professor (Immunology & Aging) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

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Job Title Assistant or Professor (Immunology & Aging) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Requisition Number FE03111
Working Title
Department Name 7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
PhD, MD or equivalent
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/ ) in partnership with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (https://medicine.uky.edu/centers/sbcoa ) are seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the field of Immunology and Aging. Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, fundamental mechanisms governing innate and adaptive immune senescence and inflammatory responses. The candidate will also hold an appointment in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally respected center of excellence where independent basic/ translational and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging includes the NIA-funded University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biospecimens, and statistical support). Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.
Application process
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus (Specific Request 1), teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2), and contributions to diversity (Specific Request 3) as well as the names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
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Who we are
The University of Kentucky is located in the city of Lexington (https://www.visitlex.com ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDstCQHusM), a cosmopolitan city of ~517,000 inhabitants that was voted amongst the 50 best places to live in the U.S. in 2022. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 major U.S. cities via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown as well within a day’s drive to many major cities (e.g., Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C.). Lexington is also home to an outstanding public school system. The University of Kentucky offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. Over the last 5 years, total awards at UK have grown from $331.3 million in 2017 to $468.0 million in 2021. UK College of Medicine is home to NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Markey Cancer Center, and a Clinical Translational Science Award.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
PhD, MD or equivalent
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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